For over 20 years, Veritas Academy has rented its space in the former Leola Elementary School building - now the Upper Leacock Township municipal building - at 26 Hillcrest Avenue, Leola. With its abundant character, charming courtyard, sunny and spacious classrooms, and loads of potential (and don't forget the sledding hill and awesome yard space!), it has become "home."
Last year, the Township informed us of their plans to sell the building. As public property, the building will be put up for a public auction.
Putting Our Best Foot Forward
Early in 2020, we were in the midst of a capital campaign, moving swiftly toward our goal of raising the amount needed bid aggressively on our building.
And then the pandemic hit. The COVID shutdown brought our efforts to a brief halt, but we are so encouraged - blown away, even - by the steadfast commitment of our donors to Veritas Academy.
A 2021 Spring Sale
Update: Veritas Won the Bid for Our Building on April 27! Thank you to all of the donors and prayer warriors who made this possible. We look forward to the next steps as we prepare to make our ownership official at closing and then begin much-needed improvements on our facility.
The Township set a date for the Auction of our building: April 27, 2021. This gives us just a little more time to raise the money needed to purchase the facility and fit it out so we can make full use of our facility come next school year!
We need your help to get us the rest of the way to our goal, so that we can put our best foot forward with a (hopefully) winning bid! Through it all, we trust in our faithful God, who has always provided for our school so abundantly over the past 25 years. We know that He will continue to care for Veritas Academy.
Here's a video produced in the Spring of 2020 when we kicked off the First Steps Campaign. Please note, since this video was made last year:
- The auction date was moved back to April 27, 2o21.
- We have been able to increase our available fund for our bid.
- And we still need your help to be ready for the auction!
We've begun preliminary plans for what we can do with our school building to improve its safety, space, and functionality in the coming years to better serve our current and future students. We've been continually amazed at how God has shown favor to our school and provided for us in years past, and we trust that He will continue to prove himself faithful in this need as well!
How Can You Help? Give Today!
Want to make sure Veritas has a home of our own where we can put down roots, grow, and thrive for the future? Where we can make our vision come to reality with exciting new expansion and renovation projects?
Then take the FIRST STEPS with us and give today to our First Steps Campaign!