Veritas Prep Holyoke

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About Veritas Prep Holyoke

In 2018, Friends of Veritas Prep partnered with the Holyoke Public Schools to launch Veritas Prep Holyoke (VPH) as part of Holyoke’s innovative turnaround efforts. VPH is a neighborhood enrollment district school serving grades 5-8.


Veritas Prep’s mission is to prepare students in grades 5-8 to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond. VPH provides a college prep curriculum in a safe, positive, and rigorous learning environment that allows students to thrive both academically and socially. Our educators believe in expecting the best from every student and in the power of building strong relationships with students and families, creating a community that supports the achievement of all. 


To learn more about Veritas Prep and the close-knit academic community of teachers and scholars in Holyoke and Springfield, check out this video and visit

Veritas Prep Highlights

Student Growth

In its first full year of operation, VPH was recognized for having the highest student attendance in the district. In addition, students at Veritas Prep Holyoke demonstrated above-average growth, with the second-highest growth percentage in Math for 5th-grade-students in the district.

Student Growth Percentile at VPH: Year 1


Student growth chart

High-Quality Educational Program

In 2020, the School Empowerment network visited Holyoke Public Schools to conduct a School Quality Review. Veritas was rated Proficient or Developing in all categories, including curriculum, assessment, positive learning environment, high expectations, teacher support and supervision, and continuous improvement, a testament to the commitment and effort our teachers, leaders, and staff bring to work each day in support of Holyoke students.


Diverse Staff

Veritas Prep Holyoke has the most diverse staff in the district and continually strives to hire teachers and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Currently, 54% of staff identify as educators of color.


Engaged Students, Teachers, and Families

Check out the video below to hear from students, families, and staff about why they love working, learning, and collaborating at VPH!


Dr. Tammie Samuels, Principal

Joey Kotright- Associate Principal

1916 Northampton Street (enter at Door 16)
Holyoke, MA  01040
Phone: (413) 535-0181
Fax: 413-535-0311


Grades: 5-8

School hours:

  • 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m
  • Early release of 1:40 PM on Wednesdays

Please review the school hours for the 2021-22 School Year

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