Frequently Asked Questions
How many openings
will there be for ninth grade
and how many applications do you
We enroll approximately 140 students at the freshman level. We expect to receive over 400 applications for these spaces.
What are the
Verbum Dei is a Catholic college preparatory high school. Admission to Verbum Dei High School is comprehensive; in particular, the Admissions Committee considers the following criteria when making admissions decisions:
o Proof to work in the U.S. (Copy Social Security Card).
o 7th and 8th grade grades (No marks lower than C; 3.0 grade point average or higher is strongly recommended)
o Standardized testing scores from middle school and the High School Placement Test
o Principal, Counselor and Teacher recommendations
o Student-reported activities and special talents
What are my
student’s chances of being
accepted to Verbum Dei High
School if my student is not
Verbum Dei High School considers applications from all students. We accept all faith traditions; however, approximately 50% of our student population is Catholic.
How many letters
of recommendation are needed?
We require a recommendation form completed by your Principal, 8th grade English teacher, 8th grade Math teacher or counselor. No additional letters of recommendation are required.
How much is
The cost of education for the 2011-2012 school year total $14,246. The parent contribution for tuition is only $2,700. Our summer program is $100.00 (the summer program is mandatory for incoming students). Book rental fee is $50.00. FACT’s enrollment fee is $38.00 (One Time Fee).
Does Verbum Dei
High School offer financial
Tuition assistance is available to all families at Verbum Dei High School with demonstrated financial need. It is a goal of the school Administration to provide all qualified students an opportunity to attend “VERB”. Tuition Assistance applications for the 2011-2012 school year are available at the Verbum Dei High School office.
Do you accept
A very small number of students are accepted for grades 10, 11 and 12 if space becomes available. We do not consider transfer students for mid-year enrollment.
Where do Verbum
Dei High School graduates attend
71% of Verbum Dei High School graduates go on to a four-year college, a percentage far in excess of the national average. Members of the Class of 2010 were accepted at more than 113 four-year institutions, including all of the Ivy League universities, Stanford University, Santa Clara University, all UC and Cal State campuses, and a wide variety of other public and private universities throughout the United States.
The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, sex or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation, and some archdiocesan schools operate as single sex schools. While the school does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student’s emotional, academic and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.