Humane Letters
 
In high school Humane Letters classes, students spend over 1,000 hours engaged in rich Socratic discussion on some of the greatest works of philosophy and literature ever written. Our students are called to intellectual and moral excellence as they reflect on the greatest ideas of the Western tradition and apply them to their own hearts and minds and to the world around them.
 
 
The quality of education delivered at our school is only possible with your generous support of our Community Investment campaign.  We are honored to publicly recognize those families and friends who have contributed to the Community Investment campaign.  Please click here for a listing of our 2018-19 Community Investment donors as of October 25, 2018. 
 
Please support our excellent students and teachers by clicking here to donate to this year's Community Investment campaign. Questions?  Please contact Sarah Marbach at 602.396.0276 or smarbach@veritasprepacademy.org. Thank you!  
Upcoming Events
No School on Monday, November 12
November 1: Visiting Professor on Why Great Books Matter

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Joseph Wysocki, the Director of the Honors College at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, will be visiting Veritas Prep early November. He will give a lecture on the importance of reading Great Books for our society, and all parents and students of the Great Hearts community are invited. Not only is this a great opportunity for students who are considering Belmont Abbey College upon graduation from Great Hearts Academies, Dr. Wysocki can provide an excellent introduction to the merits of attending any honors college!

Date:      November 1st
Time:     6:30pm-8:00pm
Place:     Library of Veritas Preparatory Academy
                3102 N 56th St #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Parking just off 56th Street. Entry through front lobby.
Next Generation ASU Scholarship Program
 
If you are considering attending ASU and have a passion to improve our world - you are a great candidate for the Next Generation Corps program & scholarship. This program offers support for you to develop an impactful community project and receive a full tution scholarship at ASU. Attend the info session on Tuesday, Nov 6th at Lunch in Room 201.
Iliadathon: November 10 - Register Today!

The Iliadathon returns November 10! High school students may register by clicking here.
November 14:  
Seniors Perform Lorca's Blood Wedding 

Announcements
Tax Credits 

At Veritas Prep we offer a robust athletics program with over 25 sports teams that compete all over the valley as well as state wide. We also offer over 40 before and after school clubs for our students. These student activities are made possible through the Arizona Public School Tax Credit program. Without Tax Credits, we would not be able to offer these programs. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO OUR STUDENTS AND VERITAS PREP!
 
If you have yet to take your Tax Credit for 2018, you can do so online here.
Click here to go to the Veritas Athletic page.
Click here to see our club offerings.

Order Your Copy of Midsummer Night's Dream!
Each year, while semester conferences are taking place, all students read and annotate a shared literary work. (The seniors also use time during Symposium Week to work on their senior theses.) On the first day following that week, January 14, students and faculty will come together for a series of discussions and activities called Symposium Day.

For the 2018-2019 school year, students and faculty will be reading William Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers have helped select this text and are excited to share this additional work of beauty with their students, outside of class, for the sheer enjoyment of it.

During the week from January 7 - 11, students are asked to read carefully, annotate, and prepare their thoughts on this play. Further guidance will be shared as the date approaches. We understand this involves the purchase of a text, but we hope this will be a minimal burden, and easier on the budget than some projects assigned in the past. The edition we plan to use is the Mass Market Paperback Folger text, ISBN 9780743477543 (on Amazon here).

Stay tuned for updates here, or check our website here.
VERITAS VICTORY 5K!
 
 
Just 18 days until the Veritas Victory 5K!
Register here TODAY!
After the run, head over to Archway Veritas for the Fall Festivitas.
November 17, 2018
9am
56th Street and Indian School

Adventure in Andalusia 
 
All high school students are invited to participate in an amazing educational excursion to Spain this summer from May 29 to June 10. We will visit several cities, with a special emphasis on Toledo and Andalusia, areas rich with a blend of cultures-Christian, Muslim, and Jewish-and abundant physical traces from the Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Castilians. We will visit palaces, a bullring, castles, mosques, synagogues, and two of Europe's best art museums where we will see incredible and memorable works by some of Europe's best painters: El Greco, Goya, Velázquez, and Picasso. We will walk under the two-thousand-year-old arches of the Roman aqueduct in Segovia, and we will have time to wander around and explore great cities like Granada, Seville, and Toledo, where we will spend three full days and four nights.

Over the course of two weeks, students will have an unforgettably enriching experience, immersing themselves in the history, art, and culture of a special region-all with Veritas Prep's goals in mind: to foster a sense of wonder and a great depth of understanding in every student in every place we visit. Spanish-language students will get great opportunities to practice their speaking and listening skills, but no language preparation is required: the trip is open to everyone! You can find more information and register at the following link: www.explorica.com/Nydegger-5059. A $150 discount with voucher code WorldTraveler2019 has been extended until November 15. Contact Mr. Nydegger for more details.

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