Sean Elgut along with his wife, Maria, founded Veritas Christian Academy (Veritas Collegiate Academy) in 2006 as a Classical school with a vision to graduate young men and women leaders, who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God.
Ranked in the top 50 Christian High Schools in America in 2014
Veritas Christian Academy, now Veritas Collegiate Academy, was named as one of the 50 Best Christian High Schools in America in 2014. Veritas is a classical Christian school, whose philosophy of education is adapted from Douglas Wilson’s The Case for Classical Christian Education. What is taught at Veritas is a rigorous program based upon the wisdom of Scripture and founded in grammar, logic, and rhetoric. TheBestSchools.org ranks schools, univeristies, and degrees all around the country, with “multicriteria optimization”. This kind of ranking system, used by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review helps parents and students determine which institutions and programs rank the best in the nation. In selecting Christian high schools for inclusion on this list, TheBestSchools.org used the following criteria:
Coeducational day schools
Extracurricular richness (fine arts, athletics, social activities, etc.)
Geographic and demographic diversity
Christian faith taken seriously
According to the TheBestSchools.org, “For families with students at Christian high schools, the overriding concern is to provide a rounded education that gives due respect to academics but refuses to idolize it, instead always holding faith at the center.” The following article highlights the criteria and rankings of the schools who have placed in the Top 50, and includes Veritas Christian Academy Chesapeake in the top 50 Best Christian School’s list.
Approximately 1.3 million students in America attend 12,000 private high schools, most of which are religiously affiliated. Of these 12,000 schools, Veritas Christian Academy’s placement in the Top 50 showcases the academy to be an excellent, well-rounded, and distinctly Christian school.