In the Lower School, we carefully and intentionally cultivate the genuine and lifelong love of learning through classic children’s literature, fundamental math principles, spelling rules, and the life-enriching classes of art and music. Students build strong fundamentals in the basics of the core disciples (we call this the “grammar” of the disciplines), but blended with relevant life skill principles such as relationship building and social problem solving. We do all of this in a nurturing, Christian community of learners.
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We have a lot of fun at Veritas Academy. Each day, our classrooms are filled with music, art, interactive study, and more to help foster a joyful learning environment. In Grammar School there are many events that help our students love learning. Here are a few highlights:
Diplomats (First Grade): Students take field trips to noteworthy places in our state's history, including the beautiful state capitol building where they meet elected officials, Brandywine Museum, and Philadelphia
Egyptian Extravaganza (Second Grade): Egyptian Feast where where students dress as Pharaohs and Princesses and enjoy Egyptian foods, plus a visit to Penn Museum's Egypt exhibit.
Zeus’ Family Reunion (Third Grade): Students put on the play “Zeus’s Family Reunion” and learn about the antics of the ancient gods (and develop an even deeper appreciation for the one true God) and host the Greek Olympics.
Barbarian Invasion (Fourth Grade): Students take on the role of “Barbarians” armed with water balloons and attempt to take a fort from the “Roman” defenders
Swiss Family Robinson (Fifth Grade): Swiss Family Robinson Cookout and trips to Washington, D.C., Philly, and Baltimore.
Southwest Fest (Sixth Grade): Students celebrate the culture of the American southwest as they learn about The Alamo, The War with Mexico, and Cowboys.