Admissions at Veritas Christian Academy

Take the next step and learn more about our private school admissions process

Thank you for considering Veritas Christian Academy! We know how important it is to find the right school for your child. This is why we want to help you take those next steps — to discover the value of a Christian school education, learn about our admissions process and requirements, and gain other helpful information as you apply.

admissions & enrollment
Frequently Asked Questions
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The VCA Difference

At VCA, we partner with Christian families to equip students with a biblical education and empower them to impact the world for the glory of God.

Biblical Foundation

Veritas Christian Academy provides a learning environment founded on biblical values. Our goal is to educate with God’s Truth. From our hallways to classrooms, Christ is revealed through our school culture. VCA is also one of the largest private pre-K-12 non-denominational schools in St. Charles County and welcomes families from various churches in the community.

Engaging Community

Your child will find a caring community where they’ll feel welcomed and known. Thanks to nurturing teachers, Christ-centered values, and many fine arts, athletics, service, and leadership opportunities, students thrive in an atmosphere where they can discover and share their gifts with others.

Whole Child Education

To us, learning is more than just about nurturing the mind. As an ACSI and Cognia-accredited school that adheres to high standards of learning, we believe that empowering your child — academically, physically, socially, and spiritually — is what truly prepares them for life. At VCA, we focus on all areas of development so your child can reach their full potential.

We’re here to answer your questions.

Fill out the form, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have about VCA.


Admissions & Enrollment

Discover Veritas Christian Academy’s admissions process and requirements

Ready to move forward with admissions and enrollment? Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply to Veritas Christian Academy.


Step 1

Visit. Scheduling a tour is the first step to fully experiencing our learning environment where your child can thrive! Go to our Visit Page to explore campus tour options, shadow visits, events, and more.

Step 2

Submit an online application and pay the application fee. The 2024-25 school year applications are now open. Here are the requirements:

  • Church reference: As a covenant school, we intend to serve those who hold the Christian faith and walk alongside families in the upbringing of their children. Part of our private school admissions process requires at least one parent to affirm our Statement of Faith and a church reference. The admissions team will send a form to your pastor or another church leader to complete on your behalf.
  • Copy of your child’s birth certificate (required upload)
  • Immunization Record (required upload)
  • Student records: The admissions team will request student records from your child’s current school.

Step 3

Gather other important documents. The following documents are required before the first day of attendance at Veritas Christian Academy:

  • Physical form completed by a physician
  • MSHSAA form for participation in high school athletics

Step 4

Schedule Entrance Assessment (K-12 in-person screening). Our team will contact you regarding scheduling your child’s Entrance Assessment, a simple skills-based evaluation, which is the next step in our admissions process. This is required for kindergarten to grade 12 students.

Step 5

Receive application approval. Once you’ve submitted the required documents and your child has passed the entrance assessment, we will reach out to you regarding your application approval. From this point, grade 1-12 families can move forward with applying for financial aid if they’re interested.

Step 6

Attend a family meeting with our principal. We’re excited to get to know you better! Our principal will have a conversation with you to help us learn more about your family and child’s background. This is a great time to ask any questions that remain.


  • We accept new applications starting November 1st for the following school year.*
  • Enrollment begins on January 31st.
  • If you miss this deadline, don’t worry! We also offer open enrollments and accept applications if there is class availability.

*Note: Due to the nature of our semester system, VCA only accepts high school students at the start of any semester in a given school year.

The Admissions Experience at VCA

“You prepared us well with all the information that was shared and increased our excitement for the coming years. You’ve reminded us this time will go quickly, so make the most of it and soak up the memories. We are living God’s plan for our son — we are in the right place in the right family here at VCA! We will pass on all this and instill it in our son Evan. We have already told him many times how blessed he is to be part of the VCA community.”

-Steve P., VCA Parent

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I schedule a visit and tour?

Please visit here to schedule a tour with our Admissions office.

Is Veritas Christian Academy accredited?

VCA received dual re-accreditation with Cognia and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in 2021. Learn more here.

When will 2025-26 applications be open?

Friday, November 1, 2024

When can I apply for the 2024-25 school year?

Applications are now open. Please submit your application here.

What are the Enrollment steps?

Visit our Enrollment Steps page for full details.

Is everyone that applies accepted?

We have a selective Admissions process, knowing we are not the right fit for every student or family.

We accept students who are at grade level understanding or above in core courses and who have a history of being a positive influence on their classroom environments. We also ask that students have demonstrated respect for authority in their previous school settings.

We accept families in which at least one parent has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Parents should be willing to partner with us in educating their child from a Christ-centered point of view, as well as maintaining a home environment and lifestyle that support Scriptural principles and our Doctrinal Statement.

Please review our Admissions Criteria for further information.

Is testing required for prospective students?

Testing is an important part of our Admissions process so that we can be sure your child will be successful at VCA.  The Veritas Christian Academy Entrance Test will be scheduled after you submit your student’s application.

How much is tuition?

Preschool (Ages 3-5)
2 days a week $3,430
3 days a week $4,990
5 days a week $7,900

Elementary (Grades K-5)

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

High School (Grades 9-12)


Do you offer a tuition assistance program?

Tuition assistance is available for students in grades 1-12. Tuition assistance applications will begin in January for the following school year. For more information please visit here.

What are your school hours?

Early Education (Ages 3-5)
8:15am – 3:00pm
(Drop off begins at 7:45,
Pick-up by 3:20)

7:55am – 2:55pm
(Drop-off begins at 7:25,
Pick-up by 3:15)

Middle School, and High School
8:15am – 3:15pm
(Drop off begins at 7:45,
Pick-up by 3:45)

What days are offered for 2 day and 3 day a week Early Education enrollment?

Currently our 2 day Preschool program is only available for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our 3 day Pre-Kindergarten program is only available for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We are not able to switch these days at this time.

Do you offer extended care for students?

Before care starts at 7:00am $9 per child per day.

After-care is offered until 5:30pm $9 per child per day.

Before care starts at 7:00am with no charge.
After-care is offered until 5:30pm $9 per child per day.

Middle School and High School
Middle and High School students arriving from 7:00-7:45 may sit unsupervised in our Commons.

After-care is is only offered to Middle School until 5:30pm at $9 per child per day.:15am – 3:15pm
(Drop off begins at 7:45,
Pick-up by 3:45)

What is the cutoff date for kindergarten?

The child must be 5 on or before July 31 the year they are entering Kindergarten.

Does Veritas Christian Academy require uniforms?

No, but general expectations are maintained at each grade level.

VCA seeks to cultivate a wholesome environment that is conducive to learning. Dress code expectations are not intended to measure spirituality or to promote legalism, but rather serve as standards that enhance the teaching and learning environment, and preserve the ethos of our community.

Does Veritas Christian Academy provide bus service?

We do not currently offer bus service. Our school district does offer opportunities to carpool within our community of families.

Does Veritas Christian Academy have a hot lunch program?

We offer a hot lunch program from Elementary through High School. Our dedicated food service staff and volunteers are committed to providing nutritious lunches to our students at an affordable price. We will offer limited ordering options for the Early Education campus starting in Fall 2024. The Elementary program offers pre-ordered meals on a daily basis. The Middle and High School program consists of pre-ordered meals and a la carte window on a daily basis.

Do you offer Dual Credit or AP classes?

College/dual credit courses are offered through Missouri Baptist University and UMSL. MBU and UMSL credits have a fee in addition to the regular tuition prices. Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA to be eligible to take these courses. You can find out more in our Academic Catalog here.

We also offer many Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Additional fees for testing apply in addition to tuition fees. 

Meet the Admissions Team

Trish Hansen

Enrollment Director
(636) 978-1680  ext. 1107

Trish and her family started at VCA back in 2001! She is the mom to two Alumni, a current senior, and now her granddaughter is starting in our elementary school. Trish is passionate about meeting new people and making them feel loved and cared for, which is why she loves her job here at VCA!

Jackie Gilbert

Admissions Assistant
(636) 978-1680  ext. 1105

Jackie and her family have been a part of VCA community since 2018. She and her husband, Brandon, have three children in our elementary school. Jackie looks forward to meeting you and your family during your visit!

See VCA for Yourself.

We’re excited to meet you soon! Schedule a visit today and explore how your child can succeed at our private Christian school.