Holyoke Public Schools announces the opening of two new middle schools as part of reimagining middle school for all students

On March 6th, Holyoke Public Schools announced plans to move forward with redesigning the middle school experience by opening two new middle schools for the 2018-19 school year. One is Veritas Prep Holyoke, which will open in September 2018 with 130-150 students in grade 5, growing to serve 515-600 students in grades 5-8 when operating at full capacity.  


MassLive.com – Veritas Prep Charter School celebrates 5th anniversary, other milestones at graduation ceremony

Veritas Preparatory Charter School marked its fifth anniversary this week -- along with the five-year renewal of its charter and the purchase of its 370 Pine St. building -- as it sent off its second class of graduating eighth-graders to area high schools.


School District Report Card for 2015-2016 School Year

This report card contains information required by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for our school and district including: student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, and the progress our school is making toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

MassLive.org - Veritas Prep Charter School in Springfield accepts new class of students, receives $15,000 donation

SPRINGFIELD -- Huddled together in a cafeteria where they hoped their children would eat lunch together next year, a group of parents waited in anticipation Tuesday evening.

Veritas Prep Charter School held its annual lottery to accept 80 grade 5 students for the upcoming school year...

MassLive.org - Native American hip hop artist Supaman to perform free concert at UMass-Amherst

SPRINGFIELD — Crow Nation's hip-hop artist and dancer "Supaman" will visit with students at Veritas Preparatory Charter School on Thursday morning and later head to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to perform a 7:30 p.m.free concert at the Student Union.

As part of Native History Month, Supaman, who was born Christian Takes Gun Parrish, will conduct two workshops for Veritas students in grades 5-8. The program was arranged by teacher and UMass alumnus Akesa Mafi.


MassLive.org - Cap on charter schools court fight looms as public facilities hold lotteries for enrollment

SPRINGFIELD — As a court battle looms over a push to overturn the state's cap on charter schools, Veritas Preparatory Charter School is preparing for Tuesday's lottery to choose students 81 5th graders from a pool of 145 applicants hoping to attend the school in the fall...

The Republican Editorials - Veritas Prep Charter School proves poverty is no barrier to learning

Veritas Prep Charter School, a public charter school serving 243 Springfield students, is outperforming statewide school averages -- as well as traditional public schools in Springfield and other urban centers -- in MCAS results just two years after it opened.

That's very encouraging, not only for Veritas students, but for schools everywhere that serve predominantly low-income students...

MassLive.org - VeritasPrep Charter School students excel on MCAS tests 2 years in a row

SPRINGFIELD -- Rachel Romano, founder and executive director of Veritas Prep Charter School, believes the secret to mastering the MCAS test -- or any other scholarly goal, for that matter -- is a relentless commitment to achievement, on the part of both teachers and students...