Devon Preparatory School

363 N. Valley Forge Road
Devon, PA 19333-0190
Tel: (610)688-7337
Grades: 6-12 | 268 students
Devon Prep provides young men with the foundation to succeed in college and beyond.
Its community of teachers, parents and alumni are committed to developing the mental, physical, and spiritual potentials of its students, young men in grades six through twelve. A challenging college-preparatory curriculum encourages intellectual curiosity and creativity.
A diverse extracurricular program nurtures individual skills and interests.
An atmosphere of discipline and cooperation promotes an environment conducive to learning.
And a Christian culture fosters a love for God, a positive self-image, and a respect for others.
Guided by a Piarist education rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ, Devon Prep graduates are prepared to be responsible, compassionate leaders able to face the challenges of life with confidence.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Catholic Education Association
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1956

Student Body

Total Students 268 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Devon Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Geography, Physics , Physics C, European History, Biology, Language & Composition, U.S. History, Calculus AB, Literature & Composition, Political Science, Calculus BC, Statistics, Chemistry, French, German, Spanish, Computer Science
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(dress pants, dress shoes, dress shirt, tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,200
Tuition Notes $22,200 for Upper School $19,200 Middle School
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions Director Mr. Patrick Kane

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Competition Team, Art Club, Boating Club, Chess Club, Christian Action Program, Computer Club, Dances, Digital Electronics Club, Drama Club, Mock Trial Team, Model UN, Music Society, National Honor Society, Pro-Life Club, Science Olympiad, Solar Car Team, Spanish National Honor Society, Squash Club, Student Council, Theater Program, bowling club, community service program, film club, newspaper, yearbook Art Club, Boating Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Dances, Drama Club, Model UN, Music Society, Pro-Life Club, Solar Car Team, Squash Club, bowling club, film club, newspaper, yearbook, Academic Competition Team,
Christian Action Program,
Digital Electronics Club,
Mock Trial Team,
National Honor Society,
Science Olympiad,
Spanish National Honor Society,
Student Council,
Theater Program,
community service program,

School Notes

  • Devon Prep provides young men with a Foundation for Success in college and life. Located on a picturesque, 20 acre campus in Chester County, Devon Prep enrolls nearly 300 students from Chester, Montgomery, Delaware and Bucks counties as well as parts of Philadelphia. Devon Prep's approach to education is based on the Piarist Fathers' 400 year tradition of educating youth. Fundamental to their philosophy is the development of beliefs that foster a love of God, a positive self image and respect for others. Devon Prep draws on more than 50 years of experience to mold each student's future with the latest technology and educational thinking. In a safe and supportive environment our students are motivated to excel academically, to think critically and creatively, to pursue careers in diverse fields and to enjoy extracurricular activities, both in school and in the community.
  • Our experienced and dedicated teachers are committed to working with each student so he can realize his highest potential. With an average class size of fifteen, the faculty is able to provide individual attention to all students, a key ingredient to a quality education. Our students begin their college work early by taking many Advanced Placement courses offered in science, social studies, foreign languages, English and mathematics. Through Devon Prep's athletic and extracurricular programs our students develop loyalty, sportsmanship, perseverance and leadership. In addition, our commitment to community service and devotion to Christian values help to develop, not just students, but also well-rounded gentlemen. Devon Prep also offers a full program of extensive three to five day field trips, which take students to various parts of the U.S. including Florida, Massachusetts, Virginia, Connecticut, and New York. Students earn academic credit for the trips and are required to complete a corresponding written assignment.
  • It is our goal at Devon Prep to inspire in our students a commitment to values that will enable them to become responsible leaders. Focusing on each student's potential, we believe that the school and the family must work together to foster a love of learning which will propel the student into a lifelong quest for excellence.
  • Devon Prep's Class of 2015 collectively earned over $8.5 million in college scholarships. These 49 young men received more than 200 acceptances to over 80 colleges and universities, including Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, Fordham, John Hopkins, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Drexel, Boston College and Penn State, Thirty-one members of the Class of 2015 had been named AP Scholars, 17 with Distinction. Eleven are National Merit Scholars, three are scholarship winners. Four of the graduates are Eagle Scouts and six will participate in Division I and Division III athletics. In addition, this class performed over 1500 hours of community service doing everything from collecting and distributing food to needy families to raising nearly $25,000 for St. Jude Children`s Research Hospital.
  • Rev. Francisco Aisa, Sch.P. serves as Headmaster as well as a faculty member in Spanish and Religion. Mr. Mark Aquilante, a 1992 alumnus of Devon Prep, is Director of Academic Affairs and well as a faculty member. in the history department. Mr. Barry Brazunas is the Director of the Middle School.
  • The school's campus is comprised of six buildings, two soccer fields and a baseball field. It is situated on part of the estate previously owned by Philadelphia Publisher, Dr. Charles M. Lea. Devon Prep's Middle School is housed in a mansion built by Mr. Lea in 1913. It has been renamed Calasanctius Hall and also provides living quarters for four Pairist Fathers as well as a location for various school ceremonies and functions throughout the year.
  • Each year the school awards several scholarships for academic achievement. Admissions into both the high school and middle school includes testing, a review of recent transcripts and recommendations as well as personal interviews.

Profile last updated: 05/11/2016

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