The Veritas Victor
TRUTH                           BEAUTY                       GOODNESS
Important Dates

February 24
Paper Airplane Contest

March 4-5
Ski Trip
Canaan Valley

April 28 & 29
Once Upon a Happily Ever After

May 12
Grandparents Day 
Meeting Reminders
House lunches every Wednesday
House Meetings 
Tarsus -2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 7:45am

Washington - 2nd & 4th Mondays at 3:05pm
Chesterton - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:45am
Chess Club Mondays at 3:05pm
Photography Club Tuesdays during lunch
Cicero Club first 3 Wednesdays at 3:05pm

Basketball practice Tuesdays at 3:05pm
Scrimmages on Thursdays
Radio Interviews
If you missed Mr, Rutherford's interview on V96.9, click on each link below to listen.

If you are interested in applying for a spot at the Academy, please submit your application as soon as possible. We have a waitlist for most grades for 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Notable Americans -
John Witherspoon (1723-1794)
So you think you want to be a teacher?  All of us "teach" those around us, whether formally in the classroom, or informally, with our example.  We might only hope to have the influence of one of the greatest teachers in American history.
As an instructor and president of the College of New Jersey (later, Princeton University), John Witherspoon personally directed the education of:
  • One president (James Madison)
  • 9 Cabinet members
  • 21 Senators
  • 39 Members of the House of Representatives
  • 12 State governors
  • 3 Justices of the Supreme Court
  • Many of the 55 delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention

Not a bad teaching career!

February 14, 2017
Save the Dates!

This year, our spring event takes us deep into forbidden forests, high atop castle keeps, and dangerously close to sugar-coated window panes. The Brothers Grimm invite you to watch a few of their works performed by Veritas students on April 28 and 29.  In addition, our youngest students will enchant you at the Fairy Tale Museum where "live" exhibits will tell you a bit more about the characters in the Grimm tales. Music, hors d'oeuvres, sweets, and an art auction round out the event.  Tickets go on sale soon.  We hope you can join us!
Pancakes with the Presidents
The Academy is in session on most federal holidays. We take such occasions to learn about their significance, sometimes with a special event or guest speaker.  It has become something of a tradition for Mrs. Gale to host "Pancakes with the Presidents" to commemorate Presidents Day at VCA. To prepare for the occasion this year, the preK/Kindergarten students have been learning about two notable favorites: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Mr. Ritter - last year's special guest for Pancakes with the Presidents.

Spelling Bee W-I-N-N-E-R-S
Congratulations to Minerva McKay and Liam Ritter, our school spelling bee winners who will represent VCA at the upcoming regional tournament next month.
E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T  !!
Why Latin?
One of the most common questions we get from prospective families is, "Why study Latin?" A proper classical education necessitates the study of a classical language, of which there are only two, Latin and Greek. 

Certainly, studying Latin helps with the SAT, facilitates the learning of romance languages, provides a good background for the technical vocabularies found in the sciences and law, and bolsters a student's grasp of the English lexicon. Reading the original words of Julius Caesar in Latin and understanding thematic references to the Ancient Romans tucked in the pages of The Hobbit also make your enjoyment of literature and history much richer.  However, the real value of Latin is the mental development it fosters.

The study of Latin is systematic, logical, and cumulative. Each step in its study builds upon the prior step, thus demanding mastery at each level before progress can be made. The rigor required to employ the precise declension by its correct number, gender, case, and tense is an exacting task.  Latin stretches the student's mental acumen like no other subject can, and it requires perseverance and discipline. By studying a language taught entirely through its grammatical structure rather than the spoken word, students are poised to appreciate how language actually works, making them better thinkers and communicators in their native tongue.   

Learning Latin supersedes "college and career readiness" precisely because its purpose is not narrow training for the workplace but education for a fully human existence, one in which we think clearly and convey ideas with elegant and thoughtful language, making connections to every discipline in our arsenal, and forming conclusions grounded in logical thought.
Thank you for your interest in our school. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a private meeting.


Ben Rutherford
Headmaster, Veritas Classical Academy

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PO Box 982
Marietta, OH 45750