Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can I enroll my child?

Simply follow the 4-step process outlined on our Admissions Process page. Please review the application requirements for the grade your child will be applying to next school year. Once we have received all requested documents for the application process, completed files will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

When is the application deadline?

Apply by January 12, 2018 for first-round consideration.
Apply by March 30, 2018 for second-round consideration.
Apply at any moment thereafter for final considerations.

At what age can my child apply to Veritas?

PreK3 - must be age 3 by September 1 of the year you are applying, must be potty-trained by the start of the school year.
PreK4 - must be age 4 by September 1 of the year you are applying, must be potty-trained by the start of the school year.
Kindergarten - must be age 5 by September 1 of the year you are applying.

Where can I have my child take the entrance assessment?

PreK3 - PreK4 applicants: Gesell Developmental Testing (GDO-R)
The GDO-R is administered at Veritas and part of the admission process. Please contact Veritas for scheduling the developmental assessment.
$100 administration fee for the Gesell Developmental Testing (GDO-R)

Kindergarten - 4th Grade applicants: CATS (Collaborative Academic Testing Assessment)
Upon submitting your application follow the link to CATS and complete their registration form to schedule testing.
CATS Texas Registration

5th - 8th grade applicants: ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam)
Please contact our Admissions Office to schedule on campus testing of the ISEE.
$50 administration fee for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam)
If taking the ISEE exam at a different location than Veritas please have it sent directly to Veritas by the ERB Center. The Veritas ISEE number is 447624

Why does my child take an entrance assessment?

Entrance assessment allows us to compare applicants to our current students and helps us to determine if there is a good fit. Test scores are only one part of the application process; the entire application consists of teacher and principal/director recommendations, previous grades and standardized test scores, and the visit/interview - which are then reviewed by the Admission Committee individually and as a group.

When will families be notified of their child’s admission status?

Admission Committee decisions are typically mailed in mid-March for those applying for first-round consideration. Thereafter, all applications will be considered once all required documents have been received and families will be notified shortly after.

What are regular school day hours?

Early Care: 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Regular School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
After Care: 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm

What high schools do your graduates attend?

Our graduates attend a variety of schools in the Houston area.

Private Schools
Episcopal High School
Fort Bend Christian Academy
Houston Christian High School
Providence Classical School
Second Baptist School
St. Agnes Academy
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
St. John’s School
St. Pius X High School
St. Thomas High School
St. Thomas’ Episcopal
Westbury Christian School

Public Schools
Bellaire High School
Carnegie Vanguard High School
DeBakey High School
Dulles High School
Harmony Science Academy
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Lamar High School

What is your student/faculty ratio?

Our student/faculty ratio is 8:1. Average class sizes are 13 students.

What do you mean by classical?

By ‘classical’ we mean the methodology of the Trivium, which seeks to identify appropriate analogies of grammar, dialectic and rhetoric in all subjects and to teach all subjects in a manner consistent with the appropriate stage of development of the child. We also regard classical education in the context of the classical search for wisdom and virtue through the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. If you would like to understand more about classical education, read Dorothy Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning.

What foreign languages are offered and when?

Foreign language at Veritas is considered core to our classical curriculum.
PreK3 - Grade 1: French
Grade 2 - Grade 4: Latin
Grade 5 - Grade 8: Spanish

Do students wear uniforms?

Yes. Specific information about uniforms can be found on our Uniform and Policy page.

Team sports begin in middle school. Veritas currently fields the following teams:
Fall Sports
Girls Volleyball
Boys Flag Football

Winter Sports
Boys and Girls Basketball

Spring Sports
Co-ed Tennis
Co-ed Track & Field from December