Austin Preparatory School

Austin Preparatory is a Catholic Independent school in the Augustinian tradition, founded in 1961 that serves the academic, social and spiritual needs of young men and women in grades 6 through 12.
While admissions is selective, Austin Prep 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 Art and Design program from 6th through 10th grade.
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 Latin, Spanish and French, as well as the traditional Jr National and National Honor Society.
We encourage you to contact the Office of Admission to request more information by calling 781-944-4900 ext 770 or by emailing

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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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1961

Student Body

Total Students735 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Austin Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,100
Tuition NotesTuition for 2020-2021 year.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSteve Silverthorn
Admissions AssociateBrenda Simblaris


Total Sports Offered25 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Archery, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter TrackAlpine SkiingArchery,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Decathalon, Astronomy Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Math Team, Model UN, New England Club, Robotics Program, Rock Climbing Club, Sign Language Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Acoustic Music Jam, Art Club, Chorus, Dance Club, Dance Team, Photography Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian, Health and Fitness, Ping Pong Club, Ski/Snowboarding Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Yoga Club

School Notes

  • Austin Preparatory is an independent Catholic school that is steeped in the Augustinian tradition. We encourage applications from students who have a desire to be part of a community that takes their education seriously, and have aspirations to attend a four year university. 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 development. At Austin Prep, we challenge and encourage our students in all aspects of their day-to-day lives. Friendships are made quickly and often, lasting well beyond the student's years here. If you are seeking a safe and caring environment for your child that provides an exceptional academic program, Austin may be the right choice for you.
I look forward to welcoming you. - Steve Silverthorn, Director of Admissions 

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
Both of my children received an excellent education here. They are involved in many sports clubs and leadership programs. The small class sizes were ideal and it allowed them to really get to know what was being taught. They care about the whole child, with the right counseling and an advisory program which helps the student stay on track. Academically, there is all levels for a student to learn from college prep to AP. The administration is working to move the school forward on all levels and living the mission statement is what it is all about.
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We have been quite pleased with the Austin Preparatory experience, as have both of our children. My oldest was well prepared for the academic rigors of college and my youngest had no desire to even look at another high school, even though both started at Austin in 6th grade. The combination of small class sizes, caring faculty, a focus on volunteerism and charity and a wide variety of activities where students can find their niche makes Austin a truly special place. The mission is more important than any individual component, and this shows through with the finished product of a prepared and well-rounded young adult. As I have often heard from adults who are impressed by the caliber of students they encounter, "you can always tell and Austin Prep kid". Highly recommend Austin for families looking for a true independent school experience that supports the entire growth of the student.
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I have two children that have attended Austin Prep. My son graduated in 2018 and I have a daughter that's just finishing up her Freshmen year at AP. Both of my children have had fantastic academic, athletic (son-track, hockey and soccer), artistic (daughter-ballet and dance), spiritual, service and social experiences at AP. They've been challenged academically especially with the small classroom sizes which puts an emphasis on making sure they're prepared for each classroom discussion. My son just finished his Freshmen year in college and he felt that he was well prepared for the challenge of college academics. Both of my kids started at Austin in 9th grade not really knowing anyone and both have formed a great circle of friends from many different surrounding communities. My wife and I have been very happy with our choice to send our children to Austin Prep for High School and highly recommend that others consider it too!
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We could not be happier with our decision to send our son to Austin Prep! The advisory program, academics, and wide range of clubs and sports are top notch! The environment is positive and welcoming. Great experience all around! Parent
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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
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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.
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