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Austin Preparatory School is a Catholic,

independent day school founded in 1961 by the

Augustinian Friars of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova.  The school is coeducational and serves both middle and high school-aged students in the spirit of the Augustinian tradition, striving always as a community towards the ideal of its school motto:

“One mind, one heart, intent on God.”

Austin Prep enrolls just over 200 middle school and 500 high school students who represent over 55 communities in northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.  While we are a Catholic school, we welcome students from all faiths and religious backgrounds, claiming approximately 75% of our students as Roman Catholic. Through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, extensive co-curricular program, and supportive, spiritually minded environment, Austin Prep students uniquely develop and mature in mind, body, and character.

Academically, Austin Prep offers a rigorous liberal arts curriculum through its unique Phase System, designed to ensure students are placed in courses corresponding to their academic ability.  Classes are small, and students work closely with the school’s dedicated faculty at a very low student/teacher ratio. The school’s curriculum allows students to learn personal responsibility and pride in achievement, as well as providing more than adequate preparation for the challenges of a university curriculum.

The Augustinian tradition in which the school was founded remains one of its most unique and distinguishing features.  At Austin Prep, it is understood that the school’s long-term impact on society must bear witness to its Catholic and Augustinian heritage.  Students are educated in the Catholic faith from every dimension, while seeking to unite the search for knowledge and the understanding of gospel values. These fundamental values are incorporated into students’ daily work and relationships with one another, creating a community of intellectually informed, morally grounded, and academically dedicated teachers and students. austinlab

Due to the extended nature of the Austin Prep program covering grades 6-12, the school has the resources and time necessary to offer wide-ranging opportunities for academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth at the most critical stages of a student’s adolescent development. Through consistent interaction with adults in the school community, along with encouragement to explore and discover new things, make new friends, and challenge oneself academically, students grow in confidence and self-esteem, and are instilled with such fundamental Augustinian values as honesty, integrity, generosity, and compassion toward others. It speaks to the quality of the Austin Prep experience that recent years have seen a surge in legacy enrollments. The ever-increasing number of siblings, cousins, sons, and daughters of the school’s proud alumni that choose Austin Prep contributes greatly to the family tradition and community atmosphere in which the school takes so much pride.

Founded: 1961

Enrollment: 725

Tuition: $13,700

Campus: 50 Wooded Acres

Communities Represented: 55 from Northeastern MA and Southern NH

Student Teacher Ratio: 11:1

101 Willow Street, Reading, MA 01867

TEL: 781.944.4900