School Details

Veritas School

401 Mission Dr, Newberg, OR 97132
(503) 538-1962
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 240 students 13 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

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About this school

Veritas School is a private high school in Newberg. The principal of Veritas School is Bryan Lynch, who can be contacted at blynch@veritasschool.net. 240 students go to Veritas School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Veritas School is 13:1. Chehalem Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% %
Hispanic 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% %
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    The negative reviews here seem very strange to us and not at all consistent with our positive experience at Veritas. I guess some parents had some disappointing experiences here. The elementary faculty is wonderful and they all seem to be sticking around for years at a time.

  • (4 months ago)

    Warning the marketing department of Vertias does not want you to read all the reviews here. That is why they keep adding good reviews to the top. These reviews are from basically the same people - the marketing department. You need to ask yourself why such a small school needs a marketing department. Don t be fooled read all the reviews here. If you visit the school make sure you ask about teacher turnover and don t just settle for an it s very low here answer look at their past yearbooks you will see. Also make sure you read the fine print on Tuition Obligation. If you sign your child up for Veritas for the next year then you learn during the summer the school board has voted to not let parents vote for school board members anymore and you decide you no longer want your child at Veritas you are on the hook for 50% of the year s tuition even before the school year has started. By September 15 you are on the hook for 100% of the year s tuition when you have only been there for 2 weeks. They will go after you for the money best thing to do is not sign your child up for Veritas.

  • (4 months ago)

    At Veritas we seek to challenge students individually at all levels and teach them how to learn by using the well-proven classical method. Veritas School's mission is to cultivate wisdom virtue and godliness by providing an excellent Christ-centered classical education. A Veritas education begins by nurturing a child s natural sense of wonder and developing it into the intellectual curiosity of a graduate who is prepared to engage the world with purpose and confidence. Veritas is committed to providing a classical education where students acquire the tools of learning that will lead them to become lifelong learners. Veritas School acknowledges that all life knowledge and meaning extend from our Creator. This approach requires that all subjects whether history art music mathematics or science be taught with God at the core. At Veritas Jesus isn t just present or prominent - He is preeminent. This reality impacts life in the classroom. I would encourage you to visit Veritas School and see for yourself what makes us so different.

  • (6 months ago)

    The comments about the board and Administration that others have posted are highly over exaggerated. Our family has been at Veritas for a long time and I can honestly say that I have dealt with or know all of these people well enough to say that they operate in a prayerful manner and always with integrity. They care about the Veritas community as a whole which makes it more like a family than a school. Our family has been so blessed by this school by the way it operates and by the topnotch teaching. I would encourage anyone who is interested to take a look for yourself.

  • (6 months ago)

    I will keep it brief. No school is perfect. Veritas however manages to consistently provide a high quality Christian education with a high quality academic education at a price level that normal people can afford if they make the hard choices. The issues and faces have changed over the years but the people that make Veritas happen have succeeded year after year now in keeping and growing the school. Are things not perfect in all areas and not perfect for all people. Of course. It does not take much work to find problems in anything what it does take work and blessing to do is to build an institution that consistently produces results. Veritas has served our family very well. If you are making plans for your child/teenager and want a Christian and academically challenging education at a very reasonable price point then Veritas should be in your top 3 to look at and really deserves an in person visit.

  • (7 months ago)

    Mostly 4 & 5-star teachers. 2-star administration. We have two current K-6 students. Useful insider info (1) Tuition is 50% non-refundable after Aug. 1st and 100% after Sept 15th. (2) Teacher contracts are not offered until spring so the teacher you preview may not be the teacher your child has. We experienced this twice once with unacceptable results. (3) No hard class-size cap exists nor a policy to provide aides for classes over the recommended maximum of 20 (K-6) and 22 (7-12). Three K-6 classes currently exceed 20 students. (4) Parents have no power to hold the school accountable. After the May 2014 election which ended in a tie the Board changed the school bylaws so that it now selects all future members. The administration generally responds to parental input with lip service and little to no action. (5) The bargain price relies heavily on parent volunteers i.e. no paid janitors or recess aides minimal class aides carpools for ALL field trips. Volunteering a lot has no effect on the school s receptivity to a parent s input dampening parental enthusiasm to volunteer. In sum Generally strong academics frustratingly inflexible administration.

  • (7 months ago)

    Anyone thinking about Veritas for their children will find a highly supportive first rate school with a strong classical program methodology that challenges students to academic heights as seen in their national test scores and numbers of national merit scholars. Moreover Veritas mission cultivates a strong Christian foundation and character growth in their students which paves the way for their future in knowing how to think and above all else knowing that God is the giver of all. There are few decisions that have a lasting impact on life and one is the choice of school we made for our two boys. The administration faculty and staff have positive relationships and a sincere model of respect for one another at Veritas. This in turn is cultivated and carried out by the students who reciprocate the same respect back to the teachers and among each other as well. There is a strong culture of honor and respect for one another from the elementary grades to the high school. Hence there is more valuable and quality academic time spent in educating the students. (Continued below)

  • (10 months ago)

    There is a very high rate of teacher turnover in elementary. They require all school age children of teachers and staff to attend Veritas this has contributed greatly to the turnover and decline in quality of the elementary school. They have fallen into a trap of worshiping the school and even classical Christian education instead of having faith in God and his goodness power and promises. Why manipulate your staff and faculty if that is not where God is calling them to be?

  • (11 months ago)

    Veritas School provides the kind of world-class education every child needs. The teachers administration staff and most definitely the Board have the heart of Veritas in mind. Their goal is to not only provide the best Christian education there is but it is also to ensure that the school lives on for generations of students! If you are looking for a perfect school with no flaws then I wish you the best of luck. But if you are looking for a place where your child can learn be valued as an individual and learn from teachers that care about them then you should consider Veritas.

  • (1 year ago)

    Agree with another reviewer sr. administration & school board are elitist. At any school there will be things that could use improvement. If a parent has input at Veritas it is not valued nor welcomed & rarely considered. You quickly find out the board / administration is "my way or the highway" which has lead to a great deal of teacher turn over in the elementary school. They will tell you that the amount of turnover is normal and teacher tenure school-wide averages 10 years. If you're considering K-4 be sure you ask for tenure figures for the teacher in the specific grade how long have they been teaching that grade at Veritas & you quickly find out about turnover. This is not a reflection on the lower school headmaster who appears to have no authority (but should have a good deal more) but rather sr. administration / board members. If you are considering middle or high school the other reviews of children that graduated are probably very appropriate. The middle & high school teachers are largely unchanged. The current elementary school has vastly different teaching staff from the 8+ years ago that their kids were there. I have current elementary students.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our children graduated from Veritas with an excellent education and now have completed college. A Veritas education focuses more on preparing students to be able to think and to learn and less on content skills although memorization helped as they had a good foundation from the beginning of their schooling to nurture a love of learning through high school. Their classical training using grammar logic and rhetoric within a Christian context has helped them succeed in their education and to be fruitful in living their lives.

  • (1 year ago)

    Veritas is top notch! All three of our children graduated from Veritas and were well prepared for undergraduate and graduate school. We have been so pleased with the quality education they received at a bargain price. We can't say enough good things about the teachers the staff and administration. Given the opportunity we would go with Veritas again!

  • (1 year ago)

    Veritas School has blessed our children and community immeasurably. We consider it a priceless investment. We have always felt that the teachers truly knew and loved our children and that the workings of the administration and staff were always bathed in prayer and integrity of vision. There is a good percentage of male teachers (especially for high school) and so many good role models not just for kids but for parents! Truly a gift from God. Partake!

  • (1 year ago)

    No school is perfect but if you want a Christ-centered classical education Veritas is an excellent place to receive one. Latin from the third grade; art and music an integrated part of the curriculum (not optional for anyone). And the Humane Letters sequence in high school is great!

  • (1 year ago)

    Be careful! The school board and administration make unethical decision. They have had a board member who is also an employee of the school for almost a year now. That is a huge conflict of interest. They have weird policies that they sometimes hold up and sometimes don t and if you disagree with them you are just dismissed. Very elitist. Most parents when they see this back way off from being involved or donating money. A few years ago they had plenty of volunteers for recess duty but now they have to beg all the time. Something is wrong here at Veritas. The teachers may be good but as a parent save yourself the frustration and don t get involved.

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from Veritas after being there for eight years and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I received an excellent education there and thanks to the efforts of their wonderful teaching staff I was was incredibly well prepared for college. The Veritas community taught me to think critically work diligently and love genuinely. I will always be grateful for my time there.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both my sons graduated from Veritas and went on to attend Wheaton College. I really believe that a classical Christian education is an incredible gift to give your children. My boys not only gained an incredible college-prep education but they learned HOW to learn and to think...not this "memorize for the test and move on" mentality. The teachers are all Christians and make Christ central in what they teach. The staff is amazing and cares about the whole student not just how they do academically. Students are taught social skills too - such as how to write a thank-you note make a toast what all the silverware is for etc. - and also how to reflect Christ in all they do. And in all the classes they make learning enjoyable. Lots of hands-on activities field trips songs chants public speaking debates etc. And the colleges are pursuing Veritas' graduates! In a recent newsletter it said that the 18 members in the Class of 2013 received scholarship offers totaling more than $4.25 million - to schools like Stanford Hillsdale and Baylor! That speaks volumes to me... Veritas is a good investment all around.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our children have attended this school for 3 years. The academic excellence that comes from this school is nothing short of impressive. While sports and extra activities are a bit limited the programs they do have are excellent. This school has 50% of it's population that travels from outside of Newberg with some commutes as high as 1 hour (1 way) this speaks to the level of education they are offering. The teachers and leadership of the school really go above and beyond to address the heart of each child and how they react to one another. We find our children's hearts being shaped to seek God and to honor their family daily. We love it.

  • (6 years ago)

    Can't get any better than a 100% college acceptance rate. Considering that's 10 years worth of graduates it's a pretty amazing stat. Vertias students run rings around public school students in all areas especially things like ethics and civic pride.

  • (8 years ago)

    Veritas is a wonderful school and like many parents we've made financial sacrifices to enable our children to attend this school; it's been worth every penny. While the small size tends to limit some extracurricular activities many students remain active outside of Veritas and the educational and social environment more than make up for this deficiency. Overall there simply is no comparison between the education my children are receiving at Veritas and what their peers are receiving at the arguably good local public schools.

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