Austin Preparatory School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (781)944-4900
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  • 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 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 at every grade level.
  • 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 admissions@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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1961

Student Body

Total Students760 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeAustin Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 21 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,100
Tuition NotesTuition for 2017-2018.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
58%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichael O'Brien
Admissions AssociateMeg Shannon

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsAlpine 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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Academic Decathalon, Acoustic Music Jam, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Chess Club, Chorus, Culinary Club, Dance Club, Dance Team, Equestrian, Health and Fitness, Math Team, Model UN, New England Club, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Robotics Program, Rock Climbing Club, Sign Language Club, Ski/Snowboarding Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Yoga Club Art Club, Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Culinary Club, Dance Club, Dance Team, Equestrian, Math Team, Model UN, Ping Pong Club, Yoga Club, Academic Decathalon,
Acoustic Music Jam,
Big Brothers/Big Sisters,
Health and Fitness,
New England Club,
Photography Club,
Robotics Program,
Rock Climbing Club,
Sign Language Club,
Ski/Snowboarding Club,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes

  • Austin Preparatory is co educational Catholic independent school that is steeped in the Augustinian tradition. We encourage applications from students who have a desire to be part of a community that take 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, 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. -Mike O'Brien, Director of Admissions 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
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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5  3/17/2016
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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