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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Catholic Education Association
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences; Counseling department helps determine level of assistance needed/able to be provided.
Year Founded1956

Student Body

Total Students294 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Devon Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican 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 score1290
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(dress pants, dress shoes, dress shirt, tie)

Finances and Admission

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

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCrew,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter Track

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.

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