A passion for learning. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! The admission process starts with filling in a five-minute inquiry form – complete it now – you never know where you might end up. 

Step 1:
Book an online meeting / tour of the school

The best way to start the admission process and to find out what makes Verita International School special is to meet the Senior Leadership Team during an online meeting and get the vibe of the school by watching the video presentation. We will happily arrange for you to meet us.

Step 2:
Submit the application

If you are ready to embark on this journey and register your children to Verita, you will need to create an account on our platform and start your registration process.

In order to submit your application you must fill out the application form on our platform and upload the following supporting documents:

  • 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;

Once the file is completed it will be reviewed and evaluated and if needed further testing or documentation will be required.

Step 3:
Entrance Assessment / Interview

Children are invited to spend a trial day at school or to come in for an assessment and an interview.

Primary-aged children will be assessed using a variety of age-appropriate tools including oral interviews and oral reading as well as reading comprehension tests and writing samples where appropriate. The purpose of this testing is to help determine the nature of any support needed. It is not an entrance exam leading to entry to the school.

In the Secondary School children must have a high level of English and Mathematics proficiency to access the curriculum and to successfully graduate therefore  Verita has increasing expectations for Mathematics and English proficiency with each year of Secondary School.

Step 4:
Final acceptance

After the assessment or the trial day has been made and a place has been confirmed, the next step is to have the registration fee paid; this reserves and confirms the place in school.

Year Placement

Year placement is based on the student’s age (i.e., date of birth), and past records, in addition to the results of his/her interviews and tests, as explained in the admission process hereafter.

A waiting pool of applications will be created if a class is full. Verita will draw from this pool based on a priority guideline and on a review of all applications to determine those students we feel can best benefit from a Verita education.

The Principals may make exceptions, within one year, to these requirements based on previous educational experience.

Admission into Year 11 will have more stringent conditions to be met than secondary year groups from Year 10 and below. Year 11 is the second year of a two-year exam-based curriculum called the Edexcel IGCSE. Students should already be doing an IGCSE curriculum from any exam board (Edexcel, Cambridge, AQA, etc.) in Year 10 if they wish to be admitted into Year 11. The courses that they are currently taking should also be available and offered at Verita for a smooth transition.

In terms of admission into Years 12, which is the first year of the two-year IB DP programme, students applying should already be studying either the IGCSE, MYP, American Curriculum following the Common Core, or any other comparable international English curriculum. Additionally, students should already be studying the subjects in their current school for the IBDP subjects they wish to study in Year 12. For the SL subjects they wish to take in the IBDP, they should have at least a 4 on the IGCSE 1-9 scale, or equivalent in another grading scale. For the HL subjects they wish to take in the IBDP, they should have at least a 6 on the IGCSE 1-9 scale, or equivalent in another grading scale.

A student will only be admitted into year 13, the 2nd year of the IBDP programme and the last year of high school, if they are already enrolled in the IBDP programme at their current school. Additionally, the subjects that they are taking at their current school must be available at Verita in order to allow them to transition successfully.

Overall, these admissions requirements help to ensure that the applicant is prepared for a smooth transition to Verita without facing any major obstacles.

* In order to be qualified for admission in the corresponding year level, all students are required to have attained the minimum age mentioned in the column by the 1st of September of that academic year.

20 Frequently Asked Questions

1.WHAT ARE THE STEPS WE TAKE FOR A CHILD’S ADMISSION?

  • Fill out this form to get in touch with our Admissions Department and book a tour of our school, or contact us by email at admissions@verita.ro or by phone at 021 311 88 11 for any questions;
  • Participate in the online meeting and take a tour of the school;
  • Complete the online application form and submit the following supporting documents:
    • 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;
    • Application fee (non-refundable and paid when submitting the application file): 50 Euro;
  • Our Admission Officer will contact you via email or phone to confirm admission or to request any additional documents if necessary. Your child may also be invited for an assessment and interview.
  • The next step after the evaluation has been made, and the place has been confirmed (depending on the availability at that time) is to have the registration fee (1500 EUR / child) paid, which also reserves the place in the school.
  • For any other inquiries related to the admission process, please reach out to our Admissions Manager.

2. HOW MANY PUPILS DO WE HAVE AT VIS?

Currently, we have 610 pupils enrolled at VIS, of which 40% are international students consisting of 22 different nationalities.

3. HOW MANY PUPILS DO WE ACCEPT IN EVERY CLASS?

Class Size: The maximum class size is 19. At the Principal’s discretion, the school may exceed this class size by 2 (to a maximum of 21) provided that the school can provide both a large enough classroom and appropriate support for the classroom teacher.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 years of full-time classroom teaching experience, preferably in a UK, US, or international school setting.

At VIS, approximately 50% of staff are international teachers.

7. AT WHAT AGE MY SON/DAUGHTER CAN BE ENROLLED AT VIS?

Our programme starts at Nursery for children aged 2 years and 8 months or older on September 1st.

8. WHAT IS YOUR AGE CUT OFF DATE?

Age cut off date is September 1st.

9. WHEN DO I HAVE TO ENROLL MY CHILD FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR STARTING IN SEPTEMBER?

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 and will be processed after the re-enrolment period has finished.

10. 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.

11. 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. See more info here.

12. DOES THE SCHOOL HAVE A BOARDING FACILITY?

VIS does not have boarding facilities.

13. DO STUDENTS WEAR A UNIFORM?

VIS students do not wear a uniform, however, we use specific clothing for our PE classes.

14. DOES THE SCHOOL OPERATE A BUS SERVICE?

Transport will be arranged at an additional cost.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. WHAT ARE THE TESTS CHILDREN TAKE AT VIS?

At VIS, we use the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing 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 MAP testing to students in Years 3-10. The MAP is administered two times a year and also shows how the school compares to thousands of schools around the world.

In primary, we use continual formative assessment and checking for understanding in reading, writing, and math. We conduct end-of-unit assessments for math as well as a school-designed writing assessment twice a year. In reading, we utilize the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment program in early primary.

In secondary, students have ongoing formative and summative assessments. These assessments range from hands-on projects, tests, research activities, and many more. The focus is on project-based assessments. When students get older into the high school years of secondary, they engage in more demanding exam-based assessments from the school and also from exam boards such as Edexcel IGCSE and IB DP.

20. WHERE DO STUDENTS GO AFTER FINISHING THEIR STUDIES AT VIS?

The IB Diploma is often referred to as “a passport to the world’s top universities” because it provides access to universities all over the world. After completing their studies at VIS, students typically opt to attend universities in the UK, Europe, or the United States. Nevertheless, students who wish to continue their studies at a Romanian university also have that option.