Annual Report

Want to Know More About Verbum Dei?

If you have had a chance to poke around our online world, you have gotten the sense that Verbum Dei is an exciting and challenging place where students are taught the skills they need to excel in today’s world — all in an environment that supports their intellectual, social, personal and spiritual growth. There is a wonderful sense of community here and a level of excitement fueled by the unique aspects of the Verbum Dei experience.

8th Graders/Transfer Students - Want to visit Verbum Dei?

If you are interested in scheduling a Campus Tour or Shadow Day, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (323) 564-6651 ext. 6630.

Parents - Want to start the application process?

If our website has sparked your interest, please click here to complete the Verbum Dei High School Information Request

Or, stop by the Admissions Office.  Office hours are from 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM. Closed for lunch from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

If you would like a sit-down appointment or want to process/obtain an application, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (323) 564-6651 ext. 6630

You'd Like to See Verbum Dei?

Verbum Dei High School is located ten miles from downtown Los Angeles — along Central Avenue which emerged as one of the first jazz scenes in the Western U.S.

We encourage you to experience Verbum Dei High School for yourself by visiting our campus. For information about Campus Tours, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (323) 564-6651 ext. 6630.

Visiting The Verb is a great way to get a feel for everyday life here, meet current students, and explore Our Corporate Work Study Office, College Guidance Office and see the complete renovation, phase two of our three phase remodel of our Athletic Facilities. The intangibles of The Verb community, the atmosphere of Verbum Dei the warmth and excitement of our students are more easily experienced than described.

We know that many students are not able to visit every campus before applying, so we hope that our website highlights the vast opportunities and the warm community of Verbum Dei.

For directions to our campus, click here.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Verbum Dei High School provides an affordable means of education for deserving young men and their families. By attending Verbum Dei, students automatically receive a sizable amount of financial assistance. The following is an illustration of the approximate cost of educating a student at Verbum Dei High School.

Tuition and Fees



What Do Parents and Educators Think of Verbum Dei?

 “As a divorced single mother, raising three children (two of whom are boys), I knew that it was important to place strong and positive role models in the lives of my children. VERBUM DEI High School is the best investment that I could have ever made for my sons. I gave my Verbum Dei my sons and they have given me back MEN! Intelligent beyond measure, Motivated by character, and inspired by the “Word of God,” they have been girded with the tools to become not just successful and productive citizens, but leaders as well. I am forever indebted to the Educators, Staff, Administrators, Donors, Students and Supportive Parents of Verbum Dei.”

Mrs. CeJai Moore
Mother of Caylin, ’12,
and Chase, ’15

“I did not realize that Verbum Dei, this exclusive corporate work study, private college preparatory High School serving in the same South LA community as my School, was so accessible to my students.”

Mr. Carlos Gonzalez, Principal
Bethune Middle School

“Verbum Dei High School admits students from Holy Name of Jesus School who would otherwise not be able to attend Catholic High Schools especially for financial reasons. Not only are the students prepared academically, they are also primed for the corporate work environment. The work ethics the students learn are transferred to their academics and their personal lives. Verbum Dei High School helps the students become better young men”.

Marva Belisle Principal
Holy Name of Jesus School

Application Process & Eligibility

Eligibility for Admissions

Verbum Dei High School considers a variety of factors during the application process. Our application process allows us to get to know students in an effort to determine whether Verbum Dei High School is the best fit. The following characteristics are required of all prospective students:

  • Working class families – Verbum Dei High School is designed for students who desire a quality Catholic education but who could not otherwise afford one.
  • The student must have an academic record that demonstrates achievement in junior high school.
  • The student must be at least 14 years old by September 1st of their 9th grade year.
  • The student must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • The student must demonstrate the maturity and work ethic needed to participate in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).
  • The student must be motivated to graduate from a four year university.

Application Process

Parents of students interested in attending Verbum Dei High School can apply by visiting the Admissions Office in person, or you can click here and start application process online.

The application process requires the following by the application deadline:

1. Completion of Admissions Application
2. Submit Supplemental Documents:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Immunization Records
  • Income Verification

3. Submit Academic Records & Recommendation Forms
4. Student must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT)
5. Student and Parent Interview

Please note that all incoming students are required to attend the mandatory summer CWSP Readiness Program (SOAR).

Policy of Non-discrimination

Verbum Dei High 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. However, certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation and Verbum Dei, like some archdiocesan schools, operates as a single-gender school. 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 up on the student’s emotional, academic and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.

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