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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    A
Address
101 Willow Street
Reading, MA 01867
Telephone
(781) 944-4900

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$21,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
From Austin Preparatory School

Founded in 1961, Austin Preparatory School, also known as Austin Prep, is a private coeducational, Catholic independent day school that offers wide-ranging opportunities. The academic program covers seven years, from grades 6-12, and is aligned with the best practices and teachings of St. Augustine. The administration and faculty at Austin work hard to foster an environment where our young men and women develop as lifelong learners, are engaged citizens, and are equipped to succeed in life after Austin Prep. Our classes average 15 students and the student-to-teacher ratio is 10:1. With more than 23 interscholastic athletic programs, 60 clubs, and 20 Advanced Placement courses, Austin graduates are all accepted to four-year colleges and universities. The Office of Admissions hosts visitors on campus beginning in October and looks forward to sharing the reasons why Austin Prep would make a true difference in the life of your child. Your Journey starts here.

Austin Preparatory School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
78 responses
Average ACT
29
38 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    25%
  • Thanksgiving football games
    21%
  • Sports games
    17%
  • Lessons and Carols Christmas celebration
    13%
  • New student/parent cookouts
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • None
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    C
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    753
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    83%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $114,354
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,349
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $491,200
    National
    $184,700

    Austin Preparatory School Reviews

    65 reviews
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    My daughter is graduating this year and her college tuition will less (not a typo) than what we paid for tuition at Austin Prep. Because of the investment we made in Austin Prep and the great education she received, my kid got an awesome college scholarship! This school
    is amazing. The faculty really care and the headmaster continues to elevate the school. The dining hall is being renovated and I’m sorry my daughter unfortunately won’t get to use it, but she did get to play in the new stadium that was built 2 years ago!
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    A fantastic Catholic high school. I've been attending Austin Prep. School since sixth grade and it gets better every year! I'm a senior this year, and I feel so prepared for college. The students are accepting and kind. The teachers are great. They totally are there for the students. There are tutor programs, tons of clubs and the sport are great.
    I am a recent alumnus of Austin Prep, and I will start with the good - the academics are rigorous and most teachers are passionate and knowledgeable.

    However, in recent years, there have been many problems. With the change of administration, the school went from the feeling of tight-knit and humble to pure business. It is abundantly clear that the school's model has devolved into putting up enough show to get parents to enroll their child, and have enough interest in this school that they can admit more students whenever the glamor wears off and the old families leave.

    The scariest change developing in the school is a hateful atmosphere. From promoting an anti-LGBT hate group, to utilizing a book that encourages conversion therapy, to turning a blind eye to students harassing international students based on race, Austin made me feel unsafe by the end of my career there.

    The academics are stellar, but you can find a school without these problems. Do not enroll here, please.