Statesmanship Training

Incubator for Tomorrow's Leaders

Veritas Academy takes leadership development seriously. In addition to offering a classical Christian education from K-12, we are intentional about preparing 9th-12th grade carefully selected students who are interested in government and public service,demonstrate a strong aptitude for every kind of learning, and are well informed, quick to understand, and ready to undertake the rigorous training that will equip them for future leadership (Daniel 1:4). Our leadership program design has considered the following key questions:

  1. What are the marks of a statesman?
  2. What does it take to prepare one?

The Veritas program is designed to develop leaders who will posses the following:

  1. A bedrock of principles
  2. A moral compass
  3. A clear vision of what their country and its people can become
  4. An ability to build consensus to achieve that vision

Our international program is deliberately designed to provide opportunities for students to learn how to develop cross cultural competency and global worldview. Apart from international students at our location, Veritas students engage with peers from across the globe through innovative tools. Our middle and high school courses will promote collaboration and effective use of information and communication technologies as students engage in the discussion and analysis of critical global issues.

Aware that not all students have the means to participate in an education that will maximize their potential, a scholarship fund has been established in honor of former Minnesota Governor Al Quie. Founder Susie Brooks is very aware of what it means to be an "outlier." Orphaned at a young age and ending up in an abusive situation, she was never expected to succeed in life. Like others in similar situations, her talent was unrecognized until someone saw her, and intervened. Today, her accomplishments that include the ability to conceive a vision such as Veritas, are still unfolding. You can read more about her story of courage, resilience, and rejection of victim hood in her recently reprinted book, "He Really Is My Father."

Al Quie Statesman Scholar

The Al Quie Statesman Scholarship Fund is intended for the “outlier” student who, under normal circumstances, would not be expected to succeed in life. His or her talent is unrecognized because no one “sees” it. Yet, like a rare pearl, given the right educational opportunity, this student’s potential can result in a global citizen who possesses the qualities of a Statesman. Veritas is proud to be associated with Governor Quie because of his exemplary leadership and commitment to biblical values. The unveiling of the Al Quie Statesman Scholarship Fund took place on May 16, 2015. Each year Veritas Academy will admit a maximum of FOUR Statesman Scholars. Eligible students will need to apply for consideration. Details will be published at the beginning of the school year. Contact the school for more information.

Veritas Academy is currently raising funds towards the Statesman Scholarship Fund. You may contribute to this fund though our Donate Page.