Our Admission Process
In our admission process, we are looking to find a suitable match between new families and our school. Parents of potential applicants should understand and be comfortable with the VPC philosophy and curriculum. Parental involvement in the school is welcomed and encouraged through fundraising, charitable activities and sharing special knowledge or skills with the children.
1. Requesting a Visit
Families interested in applying to VPC must first submit a Request for a Visit though our website. (Please note: VPC does not send out applications prior to a visit.) Starting in October and continuing through December, families will be contacted for our initial round of visits. Every year we receive more requests for visits than we can actually accommodate, therefore applicants for visits are chosen in an ongoing lottery system. Each potential applicant is sorted by gender and age and then randomly chosen from the applicant pool.
2. Visiting the School
Parents should treat the 45-minute visit as a relaxed, friendly interview. One of our alumni parents conducts the visits, provides all the information and answers questions. One or both directors will spend time with and get to know every family and child. This personal one-on-one approach allows us to give the parents our full attention while observing and interacting with the child. It also gives the parents the opportunity to view their child in the setting of our school.
We will not conduct a visit for any family that shows up for an appointment without their child. If your child is sick, please call us to reschedule.
Applicants who visit during our initial round (October through December), will receive letters by the end of December regarding their acceptance for the following school year.
If the letter received is an acceptance letter, it will be accompanied by an application, which will detail all necessary step to secure a spot for the next school year. Due to the ongoing nature of our admission process, parents are encouraged not to delay sending back the application, if VPC is their first choice. From January on, we will continue to schedule visits until all of our programs are filled.