"Educating the mind without educating the heart
is no education at all."
1. What classes are open for fall of 2023?
Kindergarten through 4th Grade
2. When will middle school be available?
5th grade Fall 2024 | 6th grade Fall 2025 | 7th grade Fall 2026 | 8th grade Fall 2027
3. What are the class sizes?
We will cap classes at 15 students for kindergarten and first grade.For grades 2 through 4 we will cap classes at 18.
4. Is classical education only designed for gifted students?
Classical education is not just for the gifted child. While all children can benefit from a classical education, Vero Classical currently has the resources to support and teach the average to gifted learner. Students with learning struggles can succeed at Vero Classical in certain situations as long as the family and student work hard together with the school to meet the learning objectives and goals within the general classroom setting.
5. Do you accept students with special needs?
At this time, we do not have the resources or availability to meet the needs or students with special needs. It is our goal to serve students and families with excellence, and unfortunately we will not be able to serve students that need special consideration as well as a state program at this time.
6. Do Vero Classical students take standardized tests?
All of our students take regular tests to assess the extent to which they have understood the specific content of Vero Classical's specially designed curriculum. However, the specific curriculum at schools across the country varies widely. How then do we assess the strength and quality of our academic program? One way is to see how our students score on “Standardized Tests,” or tests that are not directly connected to one specific curriculum but which are designed to measure students’ general knowledge, skills, and abilities. Our students take the Terra Nova.
7. Why do the students take Latin?
Studying the Latin language not only provides an excellent foundation for understanding the roots of English vocabulary and subsequently studying other Romance languages, it also systematically trains the mind to think in an orderly fashion, to perform rigorous analysis, and encounter unfamiliar material in a disciplined way.
8. Do you offer after school care?
We do not currently offer aftercare hours on our school campus. We do have information for local programs that offer after school programs here in Vero. If aftercare is a need for your family, please reach out and we will be glad to share the information for several programs that may meet your needs.
9. What are financial aid opportunities?
Vero Classical is pursuing eligibility to accept funding from the Step Up program of Florida. For more details please see our Tuition page.
10. How vigorous are the academic standards at Vero Classical?
Vero Classical provides a challenging academic program which trains students to think deeply, read widely, and write well. Our program is not rigorous for the sake of rigor, though. The students, faculty, and staff delight in the joy of learning! We hold high expectations of both our students and faculty, coupled with a community of grace and acceptance where students are known and loved for who they are. At Vero Classical, we seek to demonstrate the love and grace of Christ in all that we do.
11. What are the expectations for parental involvement?
It is a privilege to partner alongside the parents at our school in the important task of raising up Vero Classical children to know and love God wholly. We believe the parents are the primary influencers in a child’s life. Therefore, we ask and expect that every family is involved in some way at Vero Classical. Through service, support, and involvement, our parents play an integral role in creating the dynamic community of grace we share.
12. Do I have to be a Christian to attend Vero Classical?
While Vero Classical is a Christian school, not everyone who attends our school is a Christian. Biblical beliefs and worldview are interwoven throughout all subject areas, and all faculty and staff profess the Christian faith. Many Christian traditions of belief are represented within our community. We ask that all Vero Classical families acknowledge and support the teachings we hold dear at our school.
13. How are disciplinary issues handled?
The heart of a child is just as important to us as the mind of a child. Through compassionate, restorative discipline, we seek to shape each child’s character in a way that honors and respects others and recognizes Christ as the authority of all. We acknowledge the need for the power and work of the Holy Spirit in this process. Through prayer, discipleship, and clear expectations, we seek to help each child grow into young men and women who serve humbly and lead wisely.
14. How long does the admissions process take?
We are happy to walk alongside you through the admissions process. This simple process is typically smooth and timely, depending upon how quickly you desire to submit your materials and secure a spot in a classroom. Once an application has been submitted, our office staff will reach out to you to schedule your child’s testing and placement session. After evaluation, a parent interview will be set that allows us to get to know your family better. Within just a few days, you will receive a notice of acceptance if we feel your child will thrive at Vero Classical. We welcome questions at any time throughout the process to ensure you have the answers you need in as timely a way as possible.
15. How do you determine if my child is fit for Vero Classical?
Ensuring a child is a good fit for the school is beneficial to the child, the family, our teachers, and the other students. Our hope is that every child that is accepted into our school will feel at home and thrive within our specially designed curriculum. If your child is not accepted, in most cases we simply feel we do not have the resources needed to help your child be a success within our environment. Making this decision prior to enrollment helps prevent greater struggles down the road.