Veritas Preparatory Academy, a founding member of the prestigious Great Hearts Academies, is dedicated to providing the finest liberal arts education possible for families in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Located on 56th Street just south of Indian School Road, we offer a challenging yet rewarding curriculum to junior high and high school students who are willing to work hard and develop a deep appreciation for the true, the good, and the beautiful. If this type of education is attractive to you and your children, we invite you to explore the links above to learn more about us.
Douglas Minson, Headmaster of Veritas Preparatory Academy
Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, all notices of the governing board meetings will be posted at the school site and are available here.
Summer is for me an occasion to reflect on the Classical insight that true leisure does not consist in inactivity but rather in activity that is genuinely recreational—that is to say activity that is pleasant and delightful for its own sake. I think that truth helps to account for the ubiquity of the “summer reading lists” we encounter at this time of year.
Notwithstanding my own occasional frustrations with contemporary mass culture, these lists are for me sources of real encouragement. The promotion of the latest best sellers and newest self-help titles are only to be expected, but recommended summer reading lists are also typically populated with great works of literature. I certainly hope that this summer finds you well, relaxed, and enjoying an opportunity to immerse yourself in some great reading—perhaps even reading some of the books our students enjoy during the school year.