Austin Preparatory School

101 Willow St.
Reading, MA 01867-0186
Tel: (781)944-4900
Grades: 6-12 | 692 students
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Austin Prep is a Catholic Independent school in the Augustinian tradition, founded in 1961 by the Augustinians.
Austin Prep serves the academic, social and spiritual needs of young men and women in grades 6 through 12.
While admissions is selective, Austin is a welcoming community of learners, with dedicated faculty and a strong leadership team committed to making the overall experience of students a positive and enriching one.
Students will participate in an integrated arts and music program throughout middle school and 9th grade years, with music and art electives offered to upper school students.
Our athletic program is competitive and inclusive providing an opportunity for student athletes to not only participate in the sports they love, but to experience the thrill of victory competing in the highly regarded Catholic Central League in MIAA Division 1 and 3 depending on the sport.
Students looking to enrich their academic experience will have opportunities to join the varied language programs, including honor societies in Russian, Latin, Spanish and French, as well as the traditional Jr National and National Honor Society.
Contact Austin Prep for information on Open House, Interview opportunities and to visit our campus.
Contact Beth Flynn, Director of Enrollment for more information at eflynn@austinprep.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 692 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1820
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform, khahki pants, golf/polo shirts for boys and girls, plaid or khaki skirts for girls.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 19 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,950
Tuition Notes Tuition for 2014-15. Rate set in February.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,250
Acceptance Rate
58%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Beth Flynn
Admissions Associate Meg Shannon

Sports

Total Sports Offered 21 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackAlpine SkiingBallet,
BaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDiving,
FencingFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSnowboarding,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

School Notes

  • Austin is an independent Catholic day school that has grown out of the Augustinian tradition; as such we continue to strive to the ideal of "One mind, one heart intent on serving God." Austin Prep encourages applications from students who have a desire to be part of a learning community, students who take their education seriously, and as such intend on attending college and becoming contributing members of our society. We encourage students to push themselves academically, socially, atheltically and artistically. We encourage academic exploration and seek students with an intellectual curiosity. Please visit our website for additional information. Because our program covers seven years, grades 6 through 12, we have the ability to offer wide-ranging opportunities for academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth at critical stages of a student's adolescent development. Our students interact with adults in our community throughout each day both in and out of the classroom. At Austin, we challenge and encourage our students in all aspects of their day-to-day lives. We encourage our students to explore new things, to make new discoveries and to learn from their successes as well as from their failures. Friendships are made quickly and often last well beyond the students' years at Austin. If you are seeking a safe and caring environment for your son or daughter that provides an exceptional academic program, Austin may be the right choice for you.

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

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School Reviews

The teachers are Austin Prep's greatest resource. They are genuinely interested in educating the whole person and in developing lifelong learners and engaged citizens. Two of our children, who have very different strengths and weaknesses, have matriculated at Austin and both have thrived in all facets of their high school experiences. The fact that Austin is a coed, grades 6-12 school had great appeal as we pondered a variety of independent school options north of Boston.
- Posted by Parent, 03/17/16
My daughter received an excellent education. However, because most students are financially well off, the guidance counselors are terrible about recommending students for scholarships. My daughter graduated with a 4.1 GPA, was AP Scholar, but received no scholarships of ANY kind. I found out later that there were several scholarships that she qualified for that can only be obtained through school guidance counselors. An extremely poor job by them in my daughter''s case
- Posted by Parent, 05/28/13

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