Devon Preparatory School

Devon Preparatory School is a private, Catholic, college prep school, grades six to twelve, focused on the holistic education of young men for life.
Devon Preparatory School is singularly focused on preparing young men not just for college, but for the entirety of their lives.
By operating our school at the speed, intensity, and standards of real life, our young men are well-positioned to succeed and be leaders for their lives and callings beyond Devon Prep.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 294 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,650
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31

Top Rankings

Devon Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences; Counseling department helps determine level of assistance needed/able to be provided.
Year Founded
1956

Student Body

Total Students
294 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Devon Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government, Computer Science, Computer Science Principle, Economics, Environmental Sciences, European History, French, German, Human Geography, Language & Composition, Literature and Composition, Physics 1, Physics C, Physics II, Spanish lV, Statistics, US Government
Average SAT score
1290
Average ACT score
28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(dress pants, dress shoes, dress shirt, tie)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$26,650 for High School $23,650 Middle School
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director
Mr. Kevin Mulholland

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Dances

Club or Organization:
Academic Competition Team, Art Club, Chess Club, Christian Action Program, Computer Club, Digital Electronics Club, film club, Mock Trial Team, Model UN, National Honor Society, newspaper, Pro-Life Club, Science Olympiad, Solar Car Team, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Council, yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Music Society, Theater Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Boating Club, Squash Club, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

Devon Preparatory School is singularly focused on preparing young men not just for college, but for the entirety of their lives. By operating our school at the speed, intensity, and standards of real life, our young men are well-positioned to succeed and be leaders for their lives and callings beyond Devon Prep. We educate and inspire our students by holding them accountable to the highest academic and moral standards. Through the support of the entire Devon Prep community, students learn how to demand high standards from themselves.

At the same time, we understand the stresses a rigorous environment can create for our young men. The Devon Prep community is committed to the emotional well-being of our students. Through the teaching of coping skills, stress management, and creating a trusting environment where students can share concerns, students learn how to navigate the challenges of life in a constructive, healthy way.

Academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities serve to:
  •  Challenge students in a nurturing way to step outside their comfort zones, learn more about themselves, and their capabilities 
  • Create an environment where students demand of themselves high expectations and standards  
  • Develop an intellectual curiosity of the world and have a strong moral and ethical compass to both anchor and guide them 
The Key Principles that fulfill the Devon Prep Identity
  • Our Catholic, Piarist centered tradition ensures the highest priority is educating the total young man (intellectually, spiritually, physically, and emotionally)
  • Devon Prep`s intimate, but diverse, student body population is a strength and an advantage. Faculty and staff get to know each student on an individual level, the school can make adjustments and adaptions more quickly than larger, slower institutions, and we can foster a deeper sense of school community.
  • Devon Prep is a rigorous, world class academic institution. Our key differentiator is our focus on offering the highest quality education through a challenging, cutting edge curriculum taught by a well-credentialed faculty with a deep personal alignment to Devon Prep`s mission.
  • We teach faculty and students to focus on the learning process, not just the outcomes.
  • By focusing on the learning process, students increase attention and focus, develop critical thinking skills, and practice true learning.

Athletics and extra-curricular activities serve to supplement and complement academic learning by building a well-rounded person.We will use tools and technology to enable students and faculty access to the best learning and teaching vehicles. Tools and technology will be evaluated to ensure they serve our learning process and not replace the process.
Profile last updated: 06/03/2021

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 294 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,650
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31

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The average private school tuition in Chester County, PA is $20,010 for elementary schools and $31,843 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chester County, PA is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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