Based on the sublime commandment of Jesus Christ: Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect, (Mt. 5:48) the mission of Lumen Veritatis Academy is to provide an educational atmosphere that fosters love and practice of the truths of the Holy Catholic Church.
Our goal is sound academic formation in an ambience that teaches students to develop an informed conscience, to act responsibly and to embrace their sacramental liturgical life.
Goodness, truth, and beauty, which reflect God Himself, are three qualities that the students are encouraged to practice in their daily studies. Emphasis on personal accountability in fulfilling one’s duties and obligations is an essential part of Lumen Veritatis Academy's effort to build the student’s character.
The Spiritual Guidance of Lumen Veritatis Academy is under the full responsibility of the Heralds of the Gospel.
At the request of Catholic parents and some Companion families of the Heralds of the Gospel, whose children were participating in their weekend and occasional educational programs, Lumen Veritatis Academy was inaugurated in 2007.
These parents desired to form their children according to the commandments of God, working together with the Heralds of the Gospel to provide an extension of the ideal Catholic family as a reflection of the Holy Family.
The educational philosophy of Lumen Veritatis Academy is based on St. John Bosco’s pedagogic system, fostering religious, cultural, and academic formation for young people.
A cornerstone in the foundation of Lumen Veritatis Academy is to answer young people’s profound desire to know and love God. We address this by offering students a complete religious formation, which includes not only the study of Catholic Doctrine and Sacred Scripture; but also encourages the frequenting of the sacraments, prayer, and the practice of virtue.
A school has to appeal to the natural generosity in youthful hearts, to awaken in them a Christian conscience, leading them to take pleasure in good, fraternal, ethical, and responsible behaviour.
Staff at Lumen Veritatis Academy seek to impart to students the ideal that the Church desires for all Catholics: “It is ever more urgent that today all Christians take up again the way of gospel renewal, welcoming in a spirit of generosity the invitation expressed by the apostle Peter to be holy in all conduct’s (1 Peter 1:15)” (Christifidelis Laici, 16).
A basic element in St John Bosco’s method of education, in the growth process of the young consists in a great emphasis on cultivating a sense of happiness and joy in whatever one is doing. This attitude is for both the young and those who counsel them.
Teachers and staff are available for academic, religious and social enrichment. Students will be encouraged to seek help whenever necessary. After-school clubs for music, homework and fun are encouraged. These are dependent on the desire of the families. Working closely with parents in the enrichment of their children’s education is important to Lumen Veritatis Academy.