|About||Nurturing Scholars and Athletes in Every Lesson, Every Step, and Every Choice.|
|Mission||VERITAS Community School empowers the scholar and athlete in every child to excel academically through daily wellness practices within a peaceful environment.|
OUR THREE PILLARS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We drive high academic standards through differentiated, collaborative, and inquiry-based instruction, using the Core Knowledge Sequence, a content-rich, sequential, and developmentally-appropriate curriculum that gives students the foundations needed to become capable and creative citizens who are strong readers and mathematicians. We teach with a student-centered approach where the teacher is a facilitator who serves as a personal model of how to acquire knowledge and serves as a resource to students. Our teachers individualize instruction through interpreting data derived from performance assessments thereby challenging all students to perform at their highest level.
Health and Wellness
Health and wellness are the underpinnings to student engagement, sustained attention, and ultimately, student achievement. We create an environment where exercise and healthy eating choices are the daily norm, for research has shown that exercise and a balanced, healthy diet stimulate alert, active bodies and minds in students, leading to higher academic achievement and a higher happiness factor in the school. Our meals and nutrition education encourage healthy eating habits, and our PE teacher connects the dots between movement and learning. Every teacher incorporates movement into everyday’s lesson plan, and the whole school participates in Morning Movement and all-school exercises, such as Weekly Walks and Stop and Stretches.
Each teacher models, guides, and practices socio-emotional skills to give students the opportunity to discuss and resolve conflicts within themselves and without. This gives teachers and students a common language to solve problems peacefully and collaboratively, raising students’ sense of safety and ultimately, grades and performance on achievement tests.
The scope of the VERITAS mission does not merely encompass its work with students bu
|Founded||Katy Ridnouer, MEd (Founder)|