Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Lumen Verum Academy located?

Lumen Verum Academy is located in the Archdiocese of Boston. Our business address is located in Braintree, Massachusetts. Activities related to instruction, Catholic formation, and scholar life are held at multiple sites across the Archdiocese of Boston.  For the 2022-23 school year, the in-person academic days are held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

What grades does Lumen Verum Academy offer?

Lumen Verum Academy opened in September 2022 with sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grades. The school will add a grade each year until it offers sixth through twelfth grades:

  • Academic year 2021-22: Grades 6-8
  • Academic year 2022-23: Grades 6-9
  • Academic year 2023-24: Grades 6-10
  • Academic year 2024-25: Grades 6-11
  • Academic year 2026-27:Grades 6-12

What is the 50/50 hybrid school model?

Lumen Verum Academy offers an unique, innovative hybrid academic model that provides scholars and their families the benefits of in-person learning along with the flexibility of virtual accessibility.  Lumen Verum Academy scholars attend academic classes, faith formation, distinguished guest lectures, and co-curricular activities virtually two days a week (Monday and Wednesday) and in-person two days a week (Tuesday and Thursday) – see a sample student schedule here.  Scholars further participate in field trips every other Friday and use the alternate Fridays as opportunities to attend faculty office hours, catch up on studies, and work on longer term projects.

What is the curriculum of Lumen Verum Academy?

Our rigorous classical curriculum seeks to hand on the best of what human beings have thought, written, and created throughout the ages, and to prepare our scholars to enter the “Great Conversation” of a mature and faithful intellectual life. Our program is designed to promote integration across disciplines, so that scholars can see the ways in which all genuine knowledge reflects the unity of the Truth in the Logos, Jesus Christ. Please visit our Academics page for more information about the curricula for Middle School and High School.

What are standards for hiring teachers?

Pope Paul VI wrote that “man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, or if he listens to teachers, he does so because they are witnesses.” First and foremost, we seek teachers who are courageous and joyful witnesses to a life of faith, virtue, and intellect, who embody by their example what we wish our own scholars to become. Our teachers are deeply knowledgeable in their respective disciplines, love what they teach, and are committed to the craft of classical education. They are also compassionate to the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional needs of our scholars. We seek teachers who long to help children grow to know, love, and serve God with all their minds, hearts, and strength, and who desire to help our scholars discern and fulfill their God-given vocations.

All our teachers in every discipline are practicing Catholics consistent with the precepts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. All faculty and staff take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

What are the admissions requirements?

Lumen Verum Academy seeks scholars who are intellectually curious, who are open to growth, and who genuinely strive for what is good. We accept scholars from all educational backgrounds, and we have no formal requirements regarding prior coursework, standardized testing, or admissions examinations.

An important piece of the admissions process is the family and scholar interview. Because we believe that parents are the primary educators of their children, the interview process helps us to ascertain that parents share the mission of Lumen Verum Academy and will work in partnership with us to support the formation of their children.

How do families afford the Lumen Verum Academy education?

While there is a baseline for tuition at Lumen Verum Academy, we understand that our families come from varying financial backgrounds. We will work with each family to review all demonstrated need to ensure their son or daughter may attend Lumen Verum Academy in order to receive a quality Catholic education and formation.

For more information on tuition, financial aid, scholarships or special payment plans, please click here or contact Bridget Maricich through our contact form.

Will Lumen Verum Academy be accredited?

All Catholic schools in the Archdiocese are required to be accredited as soon as practical after their initial opening, and Lumen Verum Academy will be as well.