Kindergarten Recruitment and Testing

Kindergarten is the ideal entry point for any student – especially in a classical Christian school. A strong foundation is laid in the kindergarten year preparing students for a beautiful journey of virtue formation and discovery for years to come. The Admissions Office is wise to focus most of their energy recruiting families for the early years in hopes of partnering for 13 years. We will delve into ideas for recruiting families with kindergarten children and walking them through the admissions process from first visit to first day of school.

Gretchen Gregory

Mrs. Gretchen Gregory serves as the Director of Admissions. She enjoys welcoming many prospective parents to our campus and walking each family through the admissions process. Gretchen earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Liberty University. Gretchen worked at a software development company in the marketing department before becoming a mother. She homeschooled her own children for three years until they all joined the Veritas community together in 2005. Gretchen is married to Kevin and has three grown children: Luke, Kara, and Julia.

From Empty Seats to Wait Pools

As the first touchpoint to your school, the Admissions Department has a tremendous opportunity to share your school’s mission and vision with hundreds of families each year. How does the admissions process and office need to evolve over time to accommodate increased interest and applications? We will walk through the steps from initial inquiry to the first day of school to explore potential pitfalls and victories. Learn how the Veritas School has refined and streamlined its admissions process over the last decade — while maintaining the personal touch with each prospective family. This seminar is designed for admissions personnel or those who are directly involved in the admissions process.

Gretchen Gregory

Gretchen Gregory is enjoying her 13th year at Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia. In the early years, she served as the Director of Administrative Services, gaining experience in many of the departments and duties of a growing school. For the last 10 years, she has served as the Director of Admissions and has watched the school grow from 153 students during her first year to the current enrollment of 529 students, full classrooms and wait pools in several grades. Gretchen thoroughly enjoys introducing prospective families to the school, walking them through the admissions process and seeing them on campus for their rst day. She believes that unpacking the story of what it means to be a classical, Christ-centered community of faith and learning is a great privilege and responsibility. Gretchen has three children — one Veritas senior and two graduates — and has been married to her husband, Kevin, for 25 years.