Steps to Apply
Let us know you are interested in Veritas Academy by submitting an Online Request for Information. It is best to begin learning about our school in the fall of the academic year prior to the year for which you would like to apply, although you may inquire at any time.
2. Visit Our Campus
3. Complete Required Parental Reading
After hearing from Veritas administrators and visiting with faculty at an Admissions event, the required parental reading will add to your understanding of our heart for discipleship and education. Both books are available for purchase from the school office, at Admissions events, and online; the Veritas Informational Packet is only available at Admissions events. Please know that you may begin the required parental reading at any time, however, it must be completed by both parents prior to scheduling a family interview.
- An Introduction to Classical Education, A Guide for Parents by Christopher A. Perrin, M.Div., PH.D.
- Free to Parent by Ellen Schuknecht and Erin MacPherson
Veritas Informational Packet (provided at Admissions events)
4. Submit an Online Application
After attending an Admissions event and prayerfully considering your family’s needs for education, complete an Online Application for Admission. You will need to create a user account to begin and submit an application, including the $200 application fee, and the online portal will help you track additional application items (e.g., school records and recommendations, student writing samples and reading lists, family and academic references, etc.). Please note that applications are only made available after attending an Informational Meeting, and that due to the model of our school, we are unable to accept applications after the start of our annual Paideia Conference & Camp, which is detailed below. Additionally, we recommend using the Instructions for Completing an Online Application checklist as a helpful guide to prepare for and ensure all requested forms and student work are submitted on time.
Early Bird Round: December 4, 2019
5. Placement Testing and Shadow Experience for Applicant
Students applying for Pre-K and Kindergarten will participate in a readiness screening, and students applying for grades 1 and above will participate in placement testing. All testing will take place at Veritas Academy, and testing times will be confirmed after the application deadline. Testing results will be evaluated and discussed in the family interview, as they may influence student placement and/or admission.
Students applying for grades 5 and above will also have the opportunity to experience our classes by shadowing a Veritas student. While shadowing is not available for other grades, you are welcome to schedule a campus tour and bring your child(ren) with you.
Placement Testing & Shadow Experience Dates:
6. Meet with us for a Family Interview
The family interview is a vital part of the admissions process and will be scheduled after all prerequisite steps have been completed. The interview provides an opportunity for us to get to know one another better, discuss the compatibility of your family’s goals with the school’s methods and philosophy, review placement testing results, and answer any questions you may have. The applicant and both parents are required to be in attendance, but your whole family is welcome.
7. Receive an Admissions Decision, Enroll, and Prepare
Admissions decisions will be mailed after all prior steps of the admissions process have been completed and on a rolling basis for the grade levels in which we have open seats, typically within two weeks of your family interview. Following an acceptance offer, you will receive further instructions on school Enrollment, Course Requests, and Tuition. Enrollment reserves your seat at Veritas Academy and includes payment of annual fees. Course Requests allow you the opportunity to build your customized Family Tuition Statement based on all courses, electives, and sports chosen. Tuition can either be paid in full or in 11 monthly payments via FACTS (May-Feb).
At the beginning of summer, you will need to purchase school uniforms and all required textbooks, submit health and immunization records, complete a physical (for athletes), and provide any requested records to the school office. Additionally, there is required summer reading for students in grades 3 and up, and optional reading and math programs for most grade levels. (All details will be provided to newly enrolled families at the beginning of summer.)
8. Attend New Co-Teacher/Family Orientation
The parent serving as the primary Co-Teacher will need to participate in our annual summer training designed to equip all teachers in their role at Veritas Academy. New PreS-12th students will be asked to attend as well.
Paideia Conference & Camp: August 10-12, 2020