Veritas Prep Holyoke

veritas prep holyoke

Veritas Prep Holyoke for 5th-grade students in Fall 2018

Veritas Prep Holyoke will open 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.  The desire to open a new middle school option is aligned with our vision of a pathway for every student and our desire to create more choice for students and families.  It also fits in with our longer-term planning of having 2-3 middle schools for students in Holyoke in the next few years. All students zoned for Kelly and Morgan schools are guaranteed a seat at Veritas.

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.

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 that 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%.   Additionally, 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.

Where will the Veritas Holyoke be located?

Veritas Prep Holyoke is located at the Peck School campus (1916 Northampton Street), but operates as a separate school. 

Learn More About Veritas Holyoke

Read our brochure.

Contact Us

Mr. Rue RatrayPrincipal
rratray@hps.holyoke.ma.us
1916 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA  01040
Phone: 413-285-6332
For Transportation questions please contact:
hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/transportation
413-534-2000 x1640

Grade 5
Hours:
7:35 a.m. – 3:35 p.m., with an early release at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays for staff development

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