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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
    B+
Address
101 Willow Street
Reading, MA 01867
Telephone
(781) 944-4900
Organization Memberships
NAIS, NCEA

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,100
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 16 students and the student-to-teacher ratio is 10:1. With more than 18 interscholastic athletic programs, 60 clubs, and 19 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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1220
53 responses
Average ACT
29
27 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Pep rallies
    42%
  • Thanksgiving football games
    33%
  • Lessons and Carols Christmas celebration
    8%
  • New student/parent cookouts
    8%
  • Sports games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
750
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Poll
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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The friendships that I made while attending Austin Prep are the kind that I know will last me a lifetime. When considering attending the high school, I was worried that cliches and friend groups would already be formed, since many students would be continuing their education from middle school. However, everyone at Austin was extremely accepting of all the new students. This was a huge change from public school, where the friends you made in kindergarten were the ones you were stuck with. At Austin, no one was considered inferior, and no one was excluded from social events. There was no popular hierarchy, which was a tremendous relief from middle school, when I felt intimidated by over half the school. Obviously, as a college preparatory school, Austin did an excellent job preparing me for my future, however, the most important takeaway for me was the amazing people I met during my four years of high school.
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Austin Prep was a school experience filled with many roller coasters. There are many amazing teachers who are restricted from doing many amazing things for their students and classes because of the administration. The administration has many issues, and many of the higher-ups in the school (such as the principal and heads of student conduct, affairs, etc) cannot seem to connect to students, and they do not seem to show that students are their highest priority.
The only reason I gave AP three stars was because of the redeeming qualities of many teachers at the school.
My experience at Austin was one that I would not change for anything. I have been there since sixth grade and now I am about to graduate. The school prepared me so much for college. They helped me create my common app and find schools that were right for me based on my grades and my personality. I like how much involvement the school had with helping me go through the college process. One of the only things I could change about this school is how much importance they put on knowing and living out your faith. In some ways it feels as if they try too much for us to practice our faith, that our education gets blinded. I understand that this is a catholic school, and I have no issue going to mass at school or anything, sometimes it just feels forced.