Please visit the HPS Return to School Web Page for back-to-school information.
Resources for Students, Staff and Families
- Veritas Prep Holyoke School Improvement Plan for 2021-22 (for staff)
- Veritas Prep Holyoke School Operational Plan for 2021-22 (for staff)
- New to Veritas? Quick Info (PDF)
- Please contact us for Transportation questions: 413-534-2000 x1640
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 veritasprepma.org.
Veritas Prep Highlights
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
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.
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!
Mr. José Colón, Principal
Melisa Grandison, Associate Principal
1916 Northampton Street (enter at Door 16)
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 535-0181
- Early release of 1:10 PM on Wednesdays
Please review the school hours for the 2021-22 School Year.
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