Steps to Apply
Steps to Apply
Veritas Academy has implemented and follows a thorough admissions process in an attempt to assist families who strongly desire a classical, Christian education with an emphasis on character development and parental involvement. As you walk through this journey and discern the best educational environment for your children and family, please remember that we are here to walk with you!
Please reach out to let us know that you are interested in Veritas Academy by submitting an Online Request for Information.
- Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 6:45pm
- Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 6:45pm
Open Houses begin each fall and provide an opportunity for parents to hear directly from school administrators while touring campus and receiving an overview of how our academics, schedule, and partnership may be a great fit for their family.
Please note that applications for admission are only made available to those who have attended an Open House, with both parents—and any additional family member who may be helping in the co-teaching role (like a grandparent)—needing to attend an event, as well as complete the required parental reading, prior to scheduling a family interview.
Required Parental Reading
As we get to know one another better, the following books/resources provide valuable insight into Veritas Academy and our heart for discipleship and education. Furthermore, affirmation of our Statements on Faith, Life & Conduct is a prerequisite for the submission of an application.
*These books are available for purchase from the school office, at an Open House, and online. 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.
After attending an Open House and prayerfully considering your family’s needs for education, we invite you to complete an Application for Admission. Upon submission of the application, families will be able to schedule next steps, including Placement Testing and a Family Interview before receiving an Admissions Decision.
Please note that applications for admission are only made available after attending an Open House, and that due to the model of our school, we are unable to accept applications after the start of our annual Paideia Week, which is detailed below.
Upcoming Application Deadline: Fri, Jan 27, 2023
After attending an Open House 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.).
Instructions for Completing the Online Application
After submitting an online application, our admissions department will be in touch to schedule testing. Students applying for Kindergarten will participate in a readiness screening while students in grades 1-12 will complete Placement Testing, with those applying for grades 5-12 also participating in a Shadow Day. Testing results will be evaluated and discussed in the family interview, as they may influence student placement and/or admission.
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.
Admissions decisions will be emailed on the afternoon of Friday, March 3, 2023, 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 be invited to enroll and submit a course request for the upcoming school year, due the week of March 24. Additional enrollment information can be accessed below.
Enrollment communicates your decision to accept our admissions offer and officially reserves a seat for the upcoming school year. This step includes payment of the annual family (re-)enrollment and setting up a FACTS Tuition & Management account.
Course Request submissions follow Online Enrollment. It is through this second step that each student's schedule and each family's Tuition Statement is built, making the submission of Course Requests required for all enrolled students in PreSchool-12th Grade. To help with this process, families will have access to the Course Catalog, planning sheets for each school level, preliminary course schedules, and additional resources. Keep in mind that courses with limited seats, such as electives and higher-level math and science courses, will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis, so all requests will be date- and time-stamped.
Academic Advising for Incoming 9th-12th Grade Students
Prior to completing Course Requests, all incoming 9th-12th grade students will schedule an advising appointment to discuss graduation requirements/credits and course planning for the upcoming school year.
Tuition Assistance (TA) is an important part of Veritas Academy and allows us to help make a classical, Christian, university-model education affordable to families. TA applications are processed through FACTS Grant & Aid, an unbiased third-party application service and are generally due on the same day as Enrollment and Course Requests. Please be prepared to submit your current Tax Return and W-2 form(s) as part of your TA application.
Order books, uniforms, etc. and submit medical records
The beginning of summer is a good time to prepare for the upcoming school year by purchasing school uniforms and textbooks and scheduling doctor’s appointments for immunizations, screenings (vision, hearing & scoliosis), and sports physicals. You should have all your books purchased and all health/medical records submitted before New Family Orientation.
Attend Paideia Week | AUGUST 7-11, 2023
Paideia Week is held each summer to equip, educate, and inspire the Veritas community, and attendance is required for new students, families, and faculty/staff. While both parents are invited to attend the week, the parent serving as the primary Co-Teacher will need to attend all trainings/sessions scheduled throughout the week, as they are designed to equip you in your new role and partnership at Veritas Academy. All new K-12 students will also attend this week.
The Friends of Veritas Newsletter is our quarterly update that is sent to grandparents, alumni, and other friends of Veritas. With highlights and spotlights, it's a great read to learn more!