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Notes for Prospective Students
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
Devon Prep's approach to education is based on the
Piarist Fathers' 400 year tradition of educating youth.
to their philosophy is the development of beliefs that foster a
love of God, a positive self image and respect for others.
Prep draws on more than 50 years of experience to mold each
student's future with the latest technology and educational
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
Our experienced and dedicated teachers are committed to working
with each student so he can realize his highest potential.
average class size of fifteen, the faculty is able to provide
individual attention to all students, a key ingredient to a quality
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
Devon Prep also offers a full program of extensive three
to five day field trips, which take students to various parts of
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
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
According to Headmaster Rev.
"The fact that we are small enough to feel like a family yet large
enough to offer our students every opportunity to learn and grow is
not lost on our parents and students.
More and more families are
hearing the good news about Devon Prep and are choosing to make one
of the most important investments they will ever make – an
investment in quality education."
Devon Prep's Class of 2012 collectively earned over $7.4 million in
These 49 young men received more than 200
acceptances to over 100 colleges and universities, including
Princeton, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, Fordham,
Colgate, Tufts, NYU, Notre Dame, Case Western Reserve, Drexel, Penn
State, and the United States Military Academy.
By the end of Junior
year more than 35% (18) of the Class of 2012 had been named AP
Scholars, 11 with Distinction.
Ten are National Merit Scholars, six
are finalists and three are scholarship winners.
Nearly 20% of the
class are Eagle Scouts and several participate in Division 1 and
Division 3 baseball, basketball and cross country.
this class performed over 2000 hours of community service doing
everything from collecting and distributing food to needy families
to raising nearly $24,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research
Shea, Sch.P., a Devon Prep alumnus, serves as
Headmaster as well as a faculty member in physics.
is Assistant Headmaster as well as a Latin and history teacher.
Barry Brazunas is the Director of the Middle School as well as a
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.
Devon Prep's Middle School is housed in a mansion built by Mr.
It has been renamed Calasanctius Hall and also provides
living quarters for six 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
Admissions into both the high school and middle school
includes testing, a review of recent transcripts and
recommendations as well as personal interviews.