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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  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
HSPT, ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,100
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.

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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
101 responses
Average ACT
29
52 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies
    19%
  • Lessons and Carols Christmas celebration
    17%
  • Sports games
    17%
  • Thanksgiving football games
    17%
  • New student/parent cookouts
    11%
  • plays and musicals
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    741
    95%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
    62%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    70%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
    Poll
    74%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    91%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 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
    Dense 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

    106 reviews
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    Austin Prep is an excellent school that provides an opportunity for all students to thrive regardless of interest(Academics, Arts, Athletics, Faith, Service). The programming allows individuals to development into a complete person. It has a strong family-like community built on mission! It's dedicated faculty and staff prepares the students to succeed at the next level and contribute to the community at-large.
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    We have two children at Austin Prep, one in High School and the other in the Middle school. We have had a fantastic experience across the board at Austin and highly recommend it. The faculty really lives the Austin mission everyday. The advisory program is excellent, the academics strong and the support is there at every level. There is a great mix of sports, clubs and student life at the school. We have had an extremely positive experience at Austin!
    Choice and voice are at the foundation of the curriculum from Middle School through the Upper School. Semester-long topical offerings in Upper School English and History approximate the college experience with a deep dive into topics like the Making of the Modern Middle East, Post-Colonial Africa, Latin American History, the American West, Shakespeare, Dystopian Literature, and Coming of Age Novels. Elective courses in the Department of Art and Design with choices like Dance, Filmmaking, Studio Art, Robotics, Theatre, and Band immerse students in a creative environment that culminates in concerts, performances, recitals, and gallery openings – all authentic venues to showcase their growing talents. Students develop their linguistic fluency and cultural competencies through their study of Mandarin, Latin, French, and Spanish. International trips enhance this perspective.