Veritas Prep Holyoke

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Middle School Options Lottery Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year Due April 2nd! Information Sessions Scheduled.

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About Veritas Prep Holyoke

Veritas Prep Holyoke is a college prep middle school, where our close-knit community sets high expectations for each student and supports them with daily tutoring and customized supports.

Veritas Prep Holyoke opened in the Fall of 2018 with 130-150 students in grade 5.  Veritas will grow by one grade per year to serve 515-600 students in grades 5-8 when operating at full capacity.

Why Veritas Prep Holyoke?

Veritas is one of the highest performing schools in Massachusetts and has a proven track record in Western Massachusetts.

  • The most recent MCAS data shows Veritas Prep Charter School (VPCS), a public school on the south end of Springfield, ranks second in the Commonwealth for math student growth percentiles (SGP) and fifth for English language arts (ELA).
  • Additionally, more than 70% of Veritas 8th grade students met or exceeded expectations in ELA and Math, far above the statewide average of less than 50%.
  • VPCS parents are highly satisfied with their child’s education. More than 90% of parents agree that the school provides their child with the necessary skills to succeed, that teachers are easily accessible, and that the school is safe.


Mr. Rue Ratray, Principal

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


Beginning April 5th, Veritas’ school day (and thus bus schedule) will change to:
  • Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri: 7:50 – 2:05 and Wed: 7:50 – 1:00

This is a change from the school hours of  7:55 AM – 2:05 PM that were implemented on 1/19/21.

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