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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 336 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $29,850
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
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
336 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Devon Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
26 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
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
28
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
dress pants, dress shoes, dress shirt, tie

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$29,850 for High School $26,850 Middle School
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$9,000
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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Devon Preparatory School cost?
Devon Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $29,850 for private students.
What sports does Devon Preparatory School offer?
Devon Preparatory School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track and Wrestling. Devon Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is Devon Preparatory School's ranking?
Devon Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Devon Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Devon Preparatory School is Dec. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
In selecting a middle school for our son, we wanted a place where he would be seen for who he is and encouraged to try new things. A place where teachers teach and encourage each individual student`s needs and interests. Upon touring Devon and meeting the wonderful teachers and administration, we knew he would not just be a number, but be a valued member of the school community. Our hopes were correct and as he begins his senior year, we could not be more grateful for the experiences he has been afforded. We love the class sizes, the student/teacher ratio, the academic rigor, extracurricular activities, and service learning opportunities. It has been the perfect fit for our son and we are looking forward to sending our other sons to Devon.
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5  
My son, Andrew George Hope, graduated in 2000 from Devon Prep and he was a member of the 7-Year Club. I cannot begin to say how grateful I am that Andrew attended Devon Prep. After Devon, Andrew was accepted to the University of Virginia, graduated in 2004; then on to Columbia Law, graduating in 2010. There was an expression that was frequently used during Andrew's years at Devon..." it's all because of the Devon Difference". Not only did Andrew thrive during his 7 years at Devon, so did his parents...my husband, but Tony & I also had the privilege of meeting the most wonderful parents. God Bless Devon Preparatory School!!.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 336 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $29,850
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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