1.WHAT ARE THE STEPS WE TAKE FOR A CHILD’S ADMISSION?
- Complete this form to get in contact with our Admissions Department and book a tour of our school or contact us by email ([email protected] ) for any questions or by phone at 021 311 88 11.
- Make a tour of the school and provide the following supporting documents
- Complete the online application form.
- Child’s Birth Certificate;
- Copies of parents’ IDs (either identity cards or details page from passport)
- Transfer Documents – Evaluation Card / Report from the previous school;
- Medical Certificate – Epidemiological Opinion.
- The Admission Officer will contact you by email or phone to confirm admission or to request further documents if needed. Your child may also be invited for an assessment and interview.
- Pay the Application fee (non-refundable and paid when submitting the application file): 50 Euro
- The next step after the evaluation has been made and place has been confirmed ( depending on the availability at that time) is to have the registration fee ( 800 EUR / child ) paid, that also reserves the place in the school.
- Any other aspects related to the admission process will be discussed with our Admissions Manager.
3. HOW MANY PUPILS DO WE HAVE AT VIS?
Currently we have 341 pupils enrolled at VIS, of which 40 % are international students consisting of 22 different nationalities.
4. HOW MANY PUPILS WE ACCEPT IN EVERY CLASS?
Class Size: The maximum class size is 17.
At the Director’s discretion, the school may exceed this class size by 1 (to a maximum of 18) considering that the school can provide both a large enough classroom and appropriate support for the classroom teacher.
5. WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE WE TEACH OUR SUBJECTS AT VIS?
English is the language of instruction at Verita. This means educational programs are taught in English from Early Years through Secondary School. English is offered as a subject of study in the curriculum.
6. CAN A CHILD WITH NO ENGLISH BE ADMITTED?
If your child is applying for grades EC2 – Year 2, English language proficiency is not a mandatory condition. However, if he/she is applying for Year 3 – 10, their English level will be assessed.
7. ARE THE TEACHERS NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS?
Verita’s international teachers are required to have an Academic Degree(s) in Education with a valid teaching certificate/license and at least two years full-time classroom teaching experience. Verita’s Romanian Teachers are required to have an Academic Degree (s) in Education with at least 2 year of full-time classroom teaching experience, preferably in an UK, US, or international school setting.
At VIS, approximately 50% of staff are international teachers.
8. AT WHAT AGE MY SON/DAUGHTER CAN BE ENROLLED AT VIS?
Our programme starts at Nursery for children aged 2 years and 6 months or older on September 1st.
9. WHAT IS YOUR AGE CUT OFF DATE?
Age cut off date is September 1st.
10. WHEN DO I HAVE TO ENROLL MY CHILD FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR STARTING IN SEPTEMBER?
We offer our students the chance to re-enrol in February. New enrolments can be made at any time throughout the year depending on the availability of the places in school.
If there are no places available your child’s file will be placed on the waiting list an will be processed after the re-enrolment period has finished.
11. DO YOU ACCEPT STUDENTS WITH ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS?
We can integrate a limited number of students with additional needs per class, in order to maintain the highest standard of care.
The Learning Support team at Verita School coordinates programs and services for students with additional needs, based on the DIR/Floortime model. This developmental model offers a holistic child approach, taking into account their individual differences and fostering emotional connection through relationships.
12. DOES THE SCHOOL HAVE A LUNCH PROGRAM?
AT VIS we offer our students lunches and snacks that are cooked by our personal chefs and are 100% Certified Organic and Bio.
13. DOES THE SCHOOL HAVE A BOARDING FACILITY?
VIS does not have boarding facilities.
14. DO STUDENTS WEAR A UNIFORM?
VIS students do not wear a uniform, however we use Specific clothing for our PE classes.
15. DOES THE SCHOOL OPERATE A BUS SERVICE?
Transport will be arranged at an additional cost.
16. DOES THE SCHOOL OFFER AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES?
Verita International School offers quality after-school workshops expanding learning opportunities that support developmentally appropriate cognitive, social, physical, and emotional outcomes. All our afterschool programs run directly after school at 4:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm. See more info here.
17. HOW OFTEN DO WE ISSUE REPORT CARDS ?
Report Cards are sent home at the end of each semester. On the reports, each core subject is divided into learning outcomes based upon National Curriculum standards that form the core of the curriculum. They also write comments about student progress. Student dispositions are reported separately from academic criteria on the reports.
18. HOW MUCH HOMEWORK DOES A CHILD GET?
At Verita we believe that regular, modest amounts of homework are an important element of improving student learning and developing the skills and attitudes that will support our students in their continued education as well as the personal initiative required in adult life.
19. WHAT ARE THE TESTS CHILDREN TAKE AT VIS?
At VIS we use the ISA examination to determine a student’s instructional level and to measure academic growth from year to year in the areas of Mathematical Fluency, Reading and Writing. Verita offers the ISA to students in Year 4 and above.
ISA tests are administered in the Spring and results are sent home at the end of the academic year.
20. WHERE DO STUDENTS GO AFTER FINISHING THEIR STUDIES AT VIS ?
After finishing their studies at VIS, students generally choose to attend universities in the UK, Europe, or the United States however students who prefer to continue their studies at a Romanian university are able to do so. Our diploma offers access to universities all over the world.