Villanova Preparatory School

  • 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 16.

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School Overview

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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1924
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesCost varies depending on boarding option and program.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students240 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
82%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Physics C, AP Statistics, 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 score1228
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,650
Tuition NotesResident Tuition: $59, 800 Day Tuition: $21,650
% on Financial Aid
37%
Acceptance Rate
58%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMr. Tyler Hart, M.A. Ed.
Admissions AssociateValeria De Luna
Endowment Size$12 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
Surf TeamSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

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 Clu

School Notes

  • Day and Boarding school with 65% day and 35% resident students

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