Villanova Preparatory School
Tel: (805) 646-1464
Villanova Preparatory School Photo #2 - Founded in 1924, Villanova Prep is the only Catholic boarding school in the Augustinian tradition. Our 130-acre campus located in Ojai, California, approximately 60 minutes north of Los Angeles, has several athletic and academic facilities to support our students' development of mind, body, and spirit.
Villanova Preparatory School Photo #3 - Villanova is the only high school in the nation that is a member of the Clare Boothe Luce Program. Clare Booth Luce, playwright, novelist, first U.S. Congresswoman from Connecticut, and ambassador to Italy, "sought to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach" in the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics.
Villanova Preparatory School Photo #4 - Villanova offers 15 Varsity sports, over 20 clubs and student organizations offering leadership opportunities. Associated Student Body (ASB) helps plan several activities such as dances, pep rallies, movie nights, themed-events and more.
Villanova Preparatory School Photo #5 - Villanova recognizes the potential in every student and seeks to provide an environment that nurtures these talents.
Villanova Preparatory School Photo #6 - The Class of 2020 was accepted to some of the top schools in North America. Our Students were accepted to schools such as Syracuse, RIT, Cal Poly, Creighton, Georgia Tech, Ringling College of Art & Design, MIT, UC Davis, UC Berkley, Villanova University, UCLA and more.
- Villanova Preparatory School was founded in 1924 as a Catholic school in the Augustinian tradition and is the only boarding school in California to offer the IB Diploma Programme.
- At Villanova, all educational and extra-curricular activities emphasize the Augustinian values of unity, truth, and love.
- Through a balanced program of academic courses, athletics, community service, art and extra-curricular activities, Villanova channels students' curiosity, enthusiasm, and energy so they can reach the full potential of their abilities and interests.
- Villanova provides an outstanding community-based education for its students with a student-teacher ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 15.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Cost varies depending on boarding option and program.|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||220 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 45%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||32 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Number of AP Courses||1 course|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP Physics C, IB 20th Century World History SL & HL, IB Art SL & HL, IB Biology HL, IB Chemistry HL, IB English 11 SL & HL, IB English 12 HL, IB English 12 SL, IB Environmental Systems and Societies, IB History of the America HL, IB Latin, IB Math HL, IB Math Studies SL, IB Music SL, IB Psychology SL & HL, IB Spanish AB SL, IB Spanish SL & HL, Theory of Knowledge (IB)|
|Average SAT score||1260|
|Average ACT score||28|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$22,500|
|Tuition Notes||7 Day Resident Tuition: $61,500 5 Day Tuition: $51,500 Day Tuition: $22,500|
|% on Financial Aid|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Mr. Tyler Hart, M.A. Ed.|
|Admissions Associate||Mr. Vincent Girardi|
|Endowment Size||$12 million|
|Total Sports Offered||12 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseball, Basketball,|
Surf Team, Swimming,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Water Polo,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||15 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Art Club, Associated Student Body (ASB)/Leadership, California Scholarship Federation, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Chinese Community Club, Clare Boothe Luce, Hogar Infantile, Interact Club, Latin Club, Math Tutoring Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Club, Student Ambassadors, Writing Club
- Day and Boarding school with 65% day and 35% resident students
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Ojai Grades: 9-12 | 257 students
5025 Thacher Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-3210 5.1 9-12
- Claremont Grades: 9-12 | 410 students
1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 482-5214 89.8 9-12
- Danville Grades: 6-12 | 543 students
2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 837-5375 278.6 6-12
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