VERITAS CLASSICAL ACADEMY 
Taking young minds seriously

P.O. Box 982
115 Victory Place
Marietta, Ohio 45750
(740) 885-2033


August 18, 2014
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IMPORTANT
DATES
August 20
Matriculation Ceremony & First Day of School

September 1
Labor Day
No School

THANK YOU

Students and Parents

for a wonderful Orientation evening.

 
Welcome to Veritas Classical Academy! Our mission is to develop the academic potential and personal character of each student through an academically rich educational experience.
 



Matriculation Ceremony on Wednesday

Our Matriculation Ceremony will be held on Wednesday at 8:45 am and will conclude by 9:15 am. Parents and grandparents are invited to attend. We will gather on the front lawn (gym in case of rain).
  
The first day of school is not merely the beginning of a new school year. It is the day we commit our very best efforts to our studies, to the pursuit of truth, and to our growth in virtue. Thus, on Matriculation Day students and parents alike matriculate in the mission of our school.
  
Our ceremony will begin with an invocation, the singing of the national anthem, and the raising of the flag.  Students and parents will sign their names in the Matriculation Book and then process into the gym to recite the oath to our academy.
  
We look forward to seeing you there.
Oath and Affirmation of Purpose
 
On Matriculation Day, students will be asked to recite the following Oath and Affitmation of Purpose.  Students need not memorize the Oath in time for Wednesday.  The Oath will be distributed to the students as they process into the gym.

Oath and Affirmation of Purpose

 

I (say YOUR NAME) affirm:

 

That education has two purposes: the acquisition of wisdom and the cultivation of virtue.

 

That the acquisition of wisdom requires knowledge of moral and scientific truth for its own sake and in guidance of the will toward goodness.

 

That a virtuous character is constructed through willing:

 

                Wisdom over ignorance

 

                Justice over selfishness

 

                Fortitude over adversity

 

                Temperance over excess and

 

                Prudence in the eyes of God.

 

I pursue these ends to order my soul and the commonwealth and accept the guidance of my teacher toward these ends.

 

I rightfully place God at the center of my education and ask His blessing on my efforts and on the efforts my classmates.

 

Nuts & Bolts
  • Please return the Affirmation and the Permission to Pick Up/Medical Information forms on the first day of school
  • Drop off procedures
    • PreK/K students will enter through the back entrance. Parents should park in the back and make their way directly to the gym upon arrival.  If you have older students they may also enter through the back.
    • 1st - 6th grade students should be dropped off in front of the building.  Please pull up in the gravel lane in front of the school as far up as possible to drop off your child.
    • All students should go directly to the gym upon arrival.
    • If you wish to accompany your child to the gym, please park in the back.
  • School assembly begins promptly at 8:45am.
  • Pick up procedures
    • PreK/K students will be dismissed from the gym.
    • 1st -6th grade students should be picked up in the front lane.  Academy staff will be stationed in the front to ensure the child leaves with an authorized adult.
  • During school hours, all visitors must use the front entrance. If you do not have an appointment at the school, please call upon your arrival to be admitted.
  •  There is a microwave in the lunch room for students' use.
Thank you again for your interest in our school.  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a private meeting.
 
Sincerely,
Kevin & Khadine Ritter (740) 629-7467
Austin & Wendy Rehl (740) 710-9045
Naresh & Melissa Nayak (740) 516-1784