American Boys Preparatory Academy

American Boys Preparatory Academy Photo #1 - American Boys Prep student learning at his own pace.
American Boys Preparatory Academy is a private, secular middle school for boys ages 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 offering a safe, affordable, flexible, family-centered learning environment where the values and educational objectives of each family are supported and embraced.
American Boys Prep is an alternative or supplement to homeschooling and offers a fun and supportive learning environment where students are given a great deal of autonomy in reaching the learning goals they set with their parents and ABPA learning coaches.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded2014
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students10 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,750
Tuition Notes$500 deposit required upon acceptance. Monthly payment plan: $750 per month for 5th and 6th grade; $1,000 per month for 7th and 8th grade. September is a free month.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered1 sport
SportsIntramural Sports OnlyIntramural Sports Only


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts of America, Chess club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Flag Football, Sailing, Tennis

School Notes

  • American Boys Prep enables parents to maintain a degree of influence and control over academic content similar to that which they would exert in a homeschooling environment but without the need to deliver the education themselves.
  • At only $6,750 per year (5th and 6th grade), ABPA is highly affordable when compared with most private schools and when considering the opportunity cost of homeschooling. 
  • At American Boys Prep, your son will have opportunities to develop friendships and practice his social skills while personally interacting with other boys.  However, since ABPA is a micro-school (maximum 12 students) your family's risk of exposure to COVID or any other communicable disease is greatly reduced.

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School Reviews

ABPA provides not only a very comprehensive academic program, but also by its very nature, offers critical life lessons every young adult should embrace. The students learn the importance of planning, responsibility and accountability by providing daily progress reports and learning plans to both the parents and Director. The self-guided study instills confidence and reduces stress by learning at their own pace, often times reviewing lessons to perfection! Many real-world application electives, like Intro to Accounting, Business Writing and Toastmasters Public Speaking, are offered as well to further distinguish ABPA as a cut-above the competition. The extended recreation/relaxation/fun (which encompasses everything from basketball to meditation to chess!) provides a refreshing change from the ordinary school day. My son flourishes in this environment and we believe ABPA is at the forefront of this alternative educational trend.
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