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|Language of instruction
|Native English teachers
|Extra languages (other than English)
|17 students / class
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|Number of students
|Number of nationalities represented in the school
|Most common nationality
|Ratio of local students to international students
|Native English speaking teachers
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.
|Additional language classes offered by the school
English is the language of instruction at Verita. In addition, we offer Romanian French and Spanish language classes.
|Max. number of students per class
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.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?
|Use of technology in the classroom
Starting with Year 1, ICT subject (Information and Communications Technology) is being taught by a specialist teacher and each child has one tablet/laptop.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)
Yes, we offer Online Learning.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?
|External examinations or assessments available
At Verita International School we use the 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 the MAP testing to students in Years 4-10.
|Results in these examinations
Results are being sent to parents individually for each child.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?
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.
|Approximate hours of homework given
Homework time can vary from 20 minutes to 2 hours ( for older children ).
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation
At this moment, we can not make a report in this regard.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs
We can integrate a limited number of students with additional needs per class, in order to maintain the highest standard of care.
|Learning support offered
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.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students
At this moment we don’t have a program for gifted/talented children.
|Student access to education psychologist
VIS has school counselors and a team of SEL specialists who are offering psychological support to the students and who is periodically evaluating them.
|Entry evaluation for students
Your child might be invited to spend a test day at school or to come in for an assessment and an interview.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required
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 the support needed rather than 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.
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.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)
New enrolments can be made at any time throughout the year depending on the availability of the places in school.
|School start time
|School finish time
|Supervised care before/after school
Yes, latest pick up time is at 17:30.
|School bus service available
Yes! Transport will be arranged at an additional cost.
|School provided lunches
We offer our students lunches and snacks that are cooked by our personal chefs and are 100% Certified Organic and Bio.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)
Our students do not wear a uniform. However, we use specific clothing for our PE classes.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
After the school hours we provide workshops and University Preparatory Clubs (UPC) that are designed to support the development of children. The list of workshops and UPC can accessed here: https://veritaschool.ro/after-school-workshops-2022-2023/
|Sports activities included
Verita understands that a strong and active athletics program is pivotal to the education and character development of its students. Our program is dedicated to providing the best possible facilities and learning environment for the physical, cognitive and social development of its student-athletes.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
Children who participated at Aikido, Soccer, Swimming, Fencing, participated at the competitions organized by the club who supplies the workshop.
|Sports facilities at the school
After School activities: Aikido, Dance, Fencing, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Yoga.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
Verita International School lays the foundation for students to become self-directed, independent lifelong learners, engaged global citizens, and enquirers with the capacity to see issues and ideas from multiple perspectives. Verita offers an unparalleled education where British education meets 21st-century learning. Our unique and nurturing school environment motivates students through high expectations in a collaborative and fun learning environment.
|Teaching approach of the school
Verita International School has a teaching approach that builds on the idea that educators and students both share responsibility for learning. Students’ questions, ideas and observations are at the centre of the learning experience. Inquiry methodologies require students to engage in evidence-based reasoning, learning by doing and creative problem-solving.