Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy

Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy


Veritas Prep Vs Chandler Prep | High School Volleyball
Falcons @ Titans
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The Chandler Prep (Chandler. AZ) varsity volleyball team has a home non-conference match vs. Veritas Prep (Phoenix. AZ) on Tuesday. September 13 @ 6p.
Chandler Prep. 1951 N Alma School Road Chandler Arizona 85224 US
Phoenix Christian vs Veritas Prep - HighSchool Baseball 2022
Cougars - Falcons
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The Veritas Prep (Phoenix, AZ) varsity baseball team has a home conference game vs. Phoenix Christian (Phoenix, AZ) on Saturday, April 2 @ 7:30p.

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Just a little Wednesday morning shout out and congratulations to the Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy Mock Trial teams: Veritas Atticus, who won first place, and Veritas Scout who took home second – out of 62 teams – at the Mock Trial State Tournament this past weekend! Well done, everyone!

Lots of shopping events happening this weekend - what's better than keeping it local?!

On Sunday, February 27, Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy and Arcadia Sports Central will host the Phoenix Vintage Market: local vendors offering sneakers, clothing, baked goods...and, when you get hungry, Taste AZ's food truck will be on-site!

We want to express our great appreciation to the following schools that have helped our community.

We know that it is a lot of work to pack and distribute hundreds of food boxes every Saturday.

You are sacrificing your time for our citizenry's greater good, and we honored and noticed your efforts. We appreciate the time and skills you shared with us.

Thank you from the Creighton Community Foundation Team for supporting us.

Phoenix Union High School District
Camelback High School Spartans
Desert Vista High School
Desert Mountain High School SUSD
Notre Dame Preparatory High School
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Madison Highland Prep
Xavier College Preparatory
Brophy College Preparatory
Paradise Valley Unified School District
Hamilton High School
Arcadia High School SUSD
Raymond S. Kellis High School
Papago Panthers
Biltmore Preparatory Academy
Gateway Elementary School
Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy
Explorer Middle School - PVSchools
Veritas Prep is Great Hearts Middle School Girls Cross Country Champions! Congratulations to the Falcons on their undefeated season! The girls won every meet and the Desert Twilight Invitational.
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Veritas Prep wins 3-0 over Morenci! They move on to the Quarterfinals!
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We love working with schools! Headed to Phoenix today to serve up some Yum 🚀 at Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy! Call us today to book your next school event!
The Week 6 Friday Night Fever Viewers Choice Poll is now LIVE!

This week, you can vote for Paradise Valley High School Trojan Football at Sunnyslope Football, Highland Hawk Athletics at O'Connor Football, Copper Canyon High School at Trevor G. Browne High School or Arizona Lutheran Academy at Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy

Voting goes until Thursday at 3 p.m.! The winner gets their game featured on Friday Night Fever!

Be a Believer and Catch the Fever Friday night at 11:35!
In our review of policies at other schools, we found Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy has a very sensible approach that Brophy College Preparatory could implement. Learn more about their plan here:
We’re following Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy alumni Sarah Sponcil at the Olympics. She went undefeated in Pool D. She faces Canada tonight at 5pm (MST) on NBC.
Throwing it back! From Sarah Sponcil's days of volleyball at Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy, to representing the United States in the , we're all rooting for you!
Congratulations Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy alumni, Sarah Sponcil, and Kelly Claes on their win against Latvia at the Olympics. Their next match is Wednesday at 5 PM.
Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy alumni, Sarah Sponcil, makes her Olympic debut today!

Sponcil, who led Veritas to two state championships before winning a national title on UCLA's beach volleyball team in 2019, needed to finish the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour season on a high note to have a shot at qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.

Veritas Preparatory Academy, a founding member of the prestigious Great Hearts Academies, is dedicat

Operating as usual

Photos from Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy's post 09/25/2023

National Merit Scholarship
Mary Herbert

National Hispanic Recognition
Oliver Brink, Rebecca Aristimuno, and Isabella Wong

National Indigenous Recognition
Casen Lentz

National African American Recognition
Brooke Bice

Students at Veritas Prep earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs! These programs celebrate students’ hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance.

Ethan Mathew, Brooke Bice, and Aubrey Klain

Commended students are recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.


Tuesday, September 26
Students may wear any Arizona related shirts & socks (sports teams, history, colleges, cities, state/national parks in Arizona, flora & fauna, 5 C’s). Uniform bottoms and shoes still apply.

Wednesday, September 27
Students may wear their house shirts, socks, and accessories (bows, ties, ribbons, headbands, nail polish). Please no pop culture icons on the socks. Uniform bottoms and shoes still apply.

Thursday, September 28
Students may wear shirts and socks that celebrates America/Americana (red, white & blue, bald eagle or turkey, Pikes Peak, Route 66, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Statue of Liberty). Think patriotic not political, commemorative not commercial. Nothing offensive: dictates of good taste should prevail. Uniform bottoms and shoes still apply.

Friday, September 29
Students may wear any type of Falcons spirit wear shirt. Scholar-athletes may wear their team jerseys or team t-shirts. Athletes must wear a matching color t-shirt under their singlets. Uniform bottoms, socks & shoes still apply.


4:30 PM - VIP Tailgate Set up
5 PM – General Admission Opens
7 PM – Kick Off

It’s a BLUE OUT!
Halftime fun featuring Future Falcons and parade of fall season student athletes!

Bring your wallet: New Falcon Spirit Wear, food trucks & senior class food concessions! Visit our Free Family Fun Section for face painting, Falcon temporary tattoos, & colored hair spray.

Link in bio to pre-purchase tour tickets to the game.


⭐️Extra extra! Grab your friend, fam or dog and head to Arcadia O.H.S.O.  this Tuesday from 5-9pm. ⭐️Mention Veritas Prep to your sever for a 20% giveback to Veritas Prep! Thank you O.H.S.O. for partnering with us! Cheers!⭐️


Have you purchased your tickets to the yet? Country star Riley Green is headlining this year's event on September 30th. Here are three reasons why it's worth attending in person! Limited tickets remain. Purchase yours today.


Only 150 Gala tickets left, secure your spot today! Join us on Saturday, September 30th as Multi–Platinum Country star Riley Green Headlines the 6th Annual Great Hearts Gala presented by Liberty Buick and Liberty GMC , entertainment presented by Casas Bonitas AZ and hosted by Earnhardt Lexus. All proceeds benefit the Teacher Excellence Fund which provides annual bonus compensation every December to reward and retain our most valued Arizona teachers. For tickets visit!


Parents, please join us this evening to attend condensed versions of your children’s classes!

The VPA South Courtyard will open at 5:45 PM with light refreshments to follow in the cafeteria. Here you can browse spirit wear and used uniforms, say hello to teachers, and greet fellow parents! Please arrive no later than 6:00 PM. At 6:15 PM, please proceed to your child’s first period classroom.


Who’s hungry? Dine at Arcadia Postino any time today and mention Veritas for a 20% giveback to the school!



Veritas Prep 4th Annual Dodgeball Tournament
September 16th
First game begins at 2:30 PM
Veritas Prep Gymnasium

*Registration packets available at the VPA front desk. All packets must be submitted by September 8. Cost is $50 per team of five students and one Archway or Prep faculty member. Pay fee on MTK (link in bio)

There are lots of volunteer opportunities and we need your help at this fun event! Please visit MTK!


Thank you to Casas Bonitas AZ for your $75,000 Entertainment Sponsorship of the 2023 Great Hearts Gala. Join us on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Sponsorships, underwriting opportunities, and tickets are available now at All net proceeds to support Great Hearts Arizona teachers! LEARN MORE about the Teacher Excellence Fund:


Coffee with Mrs. Weiland and VPSO General Meeting
Friday, August 11
8 AM
VPA Library

Join Mrs. Weiland and the VPSO for the first VPSO General Meeting of the school year. Meet new families and catch up with old friends! We have a full event calendar this year. Many opportunities to volunteer and be involved.

Parents/guardians, please park in the back parking lot and check in with VPA Front Desk upon arrival.


Senior at Veritas Prep, Christian Graeff is out there every Saturday morning giving his time to help Rosson House restore their front porches. Go visit Christian this Saturday!

Stop by the Square Saturday mornings and you’ll get to meet Christian, a senior at Veritas Prep Academy who is doing a community service project to help restore the porches on his favorite house in Phoenix – Rosson House!

You can donate in person while you’re at the Square, or give online through his GoFundMe campaign at Way to go, Christian! ❤️


Thank you to Liberty Buick and Liberty GMC for your $100,000 Valedictorian Presenting Sponsorship of the 2023 Great Hearts Gala. Join us on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Sponsorships, underwriting opportunities, and tickets are available now at . All net proceeds to support Great Hearts Arizona teachers!

LEARN MORE about the Teacher Excellence Fund:


Monday, August 7
4 PM - 6 PM
Veritas Gymnasium

VPREP is the back-to-school event for all students and families of Veritas Prep. One parent and one student per family are required to attend. This is a great opportunity for families to meet our teachers, receive schedules, textbooks and locker assignments, and learn about life at Veritas, from academics to athletics, clubs, and social events.

Returning families may drop by anytime between 9 AM - 12 PM OR 4PM - 6PM on Monday, Aug 7. Attendance is mandatory for each family (student plus one parent). Plan on spending about an hour at VPREP.


Skip the lines at VPREP! Families who have set up Community Investment contributions for the 23-23 school year get a "fast pass" at VPREP.

Link in bio to contribute to Community Investment

Classroom bundle material will be distributed to students by faculty when needed. The classroom bundle materials do not include school supplies or consumable books. Please sure to purchase your student's grade level Recommended Supply List and Consumable Books.

Link in bio to “payment portal” to purchase the Classroom Bundles and Senior Academic and Events

STEP 3: PURCHASE A YEARBOOK, PARKING PASS, FALL ATHLETICS, & COLLEGE COUNSELING (Grades 9 - 12). Link in bio “payment portal” to purchase any of these items

A school-provided pass will be necessary for walkers/bikers to exit campus via 54th Street. Walking passes will be authorized for families who live within a 2-mile radius of the Veritas campus.

Link in bio to “payment portal” to secure a Walker/Biker Pass



Tuesday, August 8th
Altitude Trampoline Park
3921 E Indian School
(480) 534-8684

8th Grade: Noon - 1:30 PM
7th Grade: 1:30 PM - 3 PM
6th Grade: 3 PM - 4:30 PM

Cost: $20 (plus $2.99 if you need socks)

Come bounce with us to celebrate the new school year! Mention VPA when buying your tickets for a generous portion to be given back to VPA!


Veritas annual physical day is coming up. If you haven’t already please sign up to get your physical completed. Baseline concussion testing for HS football & soccer athletes will also take place this day. You can find information on where to pay and reserve your time slot on our athletic website


Multi–Platinum Country star Riley Green to Headline the 6th Annual Great Hearts Gala presented by Liberty Buick and Liberty GMC and entertainment presented by Casas Bonitas. Join us on Saturday, September 30th at the Earnhardt Lexus Showroom as we raise funds in support of the 2023 Teacher Excellence Fund. For tickets and sponsorships visit the link below!
Casas Bonitas:

Mike Sullivan – Taking a Bow from His Encore Career | Great Hearts America 05/24/2023

Sullivan says working with students has been the best part of his career. “Helping them see that they’re capable of doing more than they think they are, which was one of the founding principles – the idea that that American teenagers are capable of working with much more challenging material than they’re usually given and capable of doing it in ways that are much more challenging,” said Sullivan. “That’s what’s always been fun. It’s just always a joy to work with young people and help them gain access to what’s really pretty challenging material. That’s what kept me coming back. I love the material that we teach, the languages that stay with the students, and then the really challenging reading that we do, and discussing that we do in Humane Letters. It’s just wonderful.”

Mike Sullivan – Taking a Bow from His Encore Career | Great Hearts America Mike Sullivan has taught at Veritas Prepsince its opening 20 years ago. He will be retiring at the end of this year.

A Walk to Remember | Great Hearts America 05/24/2023

Veritas Prep celebrating our seniors one last time as a community with our annual Senior Walk!

A Walk to Remember | Great Hearts America North Phoenix Prep and Veritas Prep continued their ceremonial observation of Senior Walks during their last days of school.

Photos from Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy's post 04/14/2023

Freshman dissecting sheep brains today in biology. Students have been learning the cognitive functions and the way neurons communicate. Dissections give the opportunity for our students to see the anatomical structure of the brain.

Photos from Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy's post 04/13/2023

Tax Credit contributions fully fund our Veritas Prep athletics! Currently, 32% of our families participate in this important campaign. If all Veritas Prep families participated, we would raise an additional $98,800- which would go directly to new equipment and higher coaching stipends!
You can contribute until midnight on April 18th and use this as a dollar-for-dollar credit on your AZ State Taxes. Thank you & Go Falcons!
Tax Credit Link:


The cost to provide sports program is high, yet VPA has one of the lowest student athletic fees in the network. Please help us continue to offer athletic programs to ALL of our students by giving your Tax Credit to Veritas Prep today. Go to #!/donation/checkout to support VPA Athletics today! Please contact Teresa Hennessee for more information.


Prom tickets will be sold during lunch on Tuesday, April 11 & Wednesday, April 12 for $75. Note: Ticket prices will go up to $90 on Wednesday night.


Did you know that our Tax Credit campaign is vital to VPA athletics? In fact, without these funds, we would not have an athletics program at all! If every Veritas Prep family participated in this important campaign, we would raise an additional $86,085- which would go directly to supporting our scholar-athletes! LET’S FUNDRAISE FOR THE FALCONS!


Support our scholar athletes! Veritas Prep athletics programs are only possible because of Tax Credit contributions. Currently, we are 60% to our tax credit goal this year with 26% of our families participating.

If you haven’t yet filed your 2022 tax return, you can contribute to this important campaign until April 18, 2023, and use it as a dollar-for-dollar credit on your 2022 AZ State Taxes. If you have filed, you can still give and use it on your 2022 taxes.

Use this link to contribute to our Tax Credit Campaign:


Welcome to April, Veritas Families! After much deliberation, Veritas Prep has decided that, to be in unity with our colleagues at Great Hearts Texas, we will be instituting daylight savings time at Veritas. This means that school will be starting at what feels like 6:45am rather than 7:45am. Who doesn't enjoy seeing the sunrise? Why shouldn't Veritas lead and be the only institution in the state pioneering its own time zone? Athletics may need to add an hour to their practices to accommodate the hours we've lost. It's time to spring ahead! I know that this may pose an initial inconvenience, but I believe that the camaraderie and unity it will foster with our Lone Star State colleagues are worth it!

While the time change probably won't outlast TODAY April 1, our need for your partnership and support continues! Please support our student-athletes through AZ Tax Credit donations. Any Arizona taxpayer can give. Please FUNDRAISE FOR THE FALCONS by spreading the tax credit message to families and friends. Go Falcons!

REDIRECT YOUR TAXES HERE: #!/donation/checkout


It's time to make your Tax Credit to Veritas Prep. Support our athletics program before the end of the year! #!/donation/checkout

Contributions to the Tax Credit drive provide nearly half of the funding for our vibrant co-curricular, athletics, and character-building programs for our students. Because of your participation in the Tax Credit drive, our students are offered experiences outside of the classroom that continue their transformation to become great-hearted leaders.


Calling all Veritas Prep Chorale alumni! You are cordially invited to join Mrs. Rathsburg and the VPA Chorale to sing the Hallelujah Chorus at the end of the VPA Winter Choral Concert.

Veritas Prep Winter Choral Concert
Friday, December 9
7:30 PM
Camelback Bible Church
3900 E. Stanford Drive


High School Coffee House
Saturday, December 3
6 PM - 9 PM.

Come dressed in your favorite camping outfit (flannels included and enjoy music, campfire with smores’, the best pancakes ever, and hot dogs grilled to perfection.
$5 with costume
$7 without costume

Please note: This event is for high school students.


Grab a friend and join us and over 15 vendors to cross some holiday shopping off your list…. Friday December 2nd, 8-2
4971 E Palomino, Phoenix


Have you celebrated with us yet? Community Investment makes it possible for Veritas Prep to provide core curricular courses such as music theory, studio art, drama, and foreign language. Please join us in celebrating the GOODNESS in our Veritas community with a gift to Community Investment!

Giving Tuesday - Veritas Prep | Great Hearts America 11/29/2022

Throughout today we’re sharing how our academy is working with our community to pursue Truth, Goodness, and Beauty and ways that you can join the movement.

Giving Tuesday - Veritas Prep | Great Hearts America Nearly two decades ago, in the inaugural Veritas Prep newsletter, founding Headmaster Andrew Ellison explained that classical education “rightly gives


Good morning, Veritas Prep! Today is and we are celebrating with a full day of gratitude! Please join us by sharing something you are GRATEFUL for! We are celebrating the GOODNESS in our Veritas community and hope to reach our Community Investment goal by the end of the day! We still need $30,000 to meet our goal for this school year! Copy this link to give today:


Veritas Holiday Marketplace
Friday, December 2
8am - 2pm
4971 E. Palomino Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Enjoy a morning of friendship all while supporting local vendors! Bring a friend and cross those holiday gifts off your list!

Photos from Veritas Prep - a Great Hearts Academy's post 11/18/2022

Thank you Veritas families! The House Food Drive brought in over 1800 pounds of food for St. Mary’s Food Bank!


“I am so grateful to the parents and the Veritas community for the money we receive from Grateful Hearts. Every year, the generous gift has enabled me to purchase Christmas gifts for my family. Without this generous gift, I would otherwise not be able to do so. I remember my family generously giving back to the teachers when I was a Veritas student and I am extremely touched to be on the receiving end of that generosity as a teacher now. The generosity of the Veritas families enables me to generously give back to my own family and for that I am very grateful.” Mrs. Van Slyke-Bales

Last day to join our holiday gift to Veritas Prep faculty & staff. 36% of families have already given! Please join them NOW! No gift is too small!!


“When the Grateful Hearts money arrives, I am always filled with such gratitude and joy to the point that I forget that my kids need braces and my water heater needs replaced. This money is a godsend and I hold it in my heart and I thank our wonderful Veritas parents for their love and generosity, and gleefully I dance and sing and I make my way to Total Wine.” Mr. Cawley

Two days left to join our holiday gift to Veritas Prep faculty & staff. 30% of families have already given! Please join them NOW! No gift is too small!


Parents, please join us for this month’s Coffee with Mrs. Weiland and VPSO General Meeting! We are planning many fun events.

Friday, November 18
8 AM
VPA Library

Please park in back of school and check in with Veritas Prep Front Desk.

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Get to Know Veritas Preparatory - A Great Hearts Academy

Veritas Preparatory Academy, a founding member of the prestigious Great Hearts Academies, serves 6th-12th grade students by 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 more about us.

Extracurricular programs at Veritas Prep are driven by the initiative of our teaching faculty and reflect the levels of student interest and engagement on campus. Please see the Explore and Register button below to browse current extracurricular programs. For more information please contact each program’s corresponding advisor.

We look forward to seeing our students take joy in these clubs with their friends and our wonderful faculty.

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Congratulations Veritas Preparatory Academy Class of 2022!
Veritas Prep Academy Class of 2022 Commencement Exercises
Seniors leading their fellow high school students in our school song Guadeamus igitur. Our final week of school has begu...
Veritas Prep Mock Trial places 3rd at Nationals!  Congratulations Team Atticus! Special honors to Lauren Mukavitz who wa...
Spring Sports Rally with special guest Sarah Sponcil
Final day to give to Veritas Prep 2021 Tax Credit Campaign
Your tax credit dollars at work!
The Self-Driven Child book chat
Tax Credit Campaign
Eagle Scout Project
Oklahoma! opens this evening at 7 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Tickets can be purchased at the door. Please park in west ...




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