Austin Preparatory School Reviews

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Austin Prep definitely does an excellent job at preparing a student for college. I attended from grades 6-12 and felt confident and ready to attend a prestigious 4-year university upon graduation from AP. The resources offered to students on campus are as good, if not better, than comparable prep schools in northeastern MA.
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!
My son is finishing middle school this year and can't wait for high school. I know it sounds corny but he LOVES Austin Prep. As a parent, I'm so happy with the teachers who really care about students and a head of school who keeps innovating. The school is great and I can't wait to see what comes next!
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The school has come such a long way. About 5 years ago, Austin looked like it was about to collapse. The changes the Headmaster brought to the curriculum, athletics, and facilities has been awesome. Class size is small and your kid will get a $45k education for half that price.
What a great school. Love the small school feel and academic chooses that are available. The advisory group meeting daily has been a welcome addition. The students get to know their advisor and makes it more comfortable if they need to speak with them.
Run away as fast as you can if you are considering this school. They do not treat students appropriately, academics are mediocre, tuition is high and the Headmaster gives the whole school an unwelcoming uncomfortable vibe. Uniforms consist of expensive brand name only shoes and they make up rules as they go along. They say they will assist if kids are struggling but in reality they do not.
I am currently a senior in high school at Austin Prep. As I am preparing to graduate, I have realized the incredible opportunities I have been give because of Austin. You have small classes where you get to know your teachers, and a administration who will break their back for you. Great support system!
I attended Austin Preparatory School for seven years, and am a fairly recent graduate. Austin Prep is supposed to have a rigorous curriculum, but I only found this to be the case in some of my classes. However, many of my classes were fast paced, which built good study habits that followed me to college. However, if someone is not in Honors or Advanced Placement classes, I have noticed that they tend to be overlooked.
Austin Prep really prepares you for college. However, I could see how it might not be for everyone since most of my time there I spent studying a lot. Some high school students might not want to spend entire weekends studying. It is very similar to being in college.
It is a very good school. All the teachers are friendly and nice. It has good academics and prepares for college very well. It has a wide selection of clubs to choose from and multiple sports teams.
Austin Prep is an incredibly caring community, that is successsfully growing every year. Though it is not that diverse, the incoming classes of middle schoolers and high school freshman are changing that. The college counseling is superb.
Headmaster came in and ruined what used to be a fun, principled school. He is over the top with rules, fired great teachers, and values money over faith. He will do whatever it takes to make a little more money and shows ZERO respect for other faculty members/students.
I would like to see the uniforms not be so picky. I am here for an education, not to be told the EXACT type of shoes I must wear (brand and model). I also would like to see more student representation with more pep rallies the way we used to and having the class government actually have a say in something. I would also like to have the art department get a bit more recognition, as we have many talented students but there is only recognition for sports not the arts.
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.
Great small classroom numbers. Teacher know their students and their needs. Plenty of extra help as needed.
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.
We are a second generation family and while the experience for each member has differed because of varied interests, strengths, etc., Austin has prepared every member for success in a wide range of colleges (including some of the highest ranked small liberal arts and public institutions) and careers. A strong work ethic was developed and the unifying Augustinian themes of Unitas, Caritas and Veritas were always emphasized in and out of the classroom.
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My feeling- wasted the money. No ROI. Invest or spend that money somewhere more productive. School care for their image more than for students academic and life. Multiple examples of it.
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.
This school has a focus on art and history, not math and science. It does not prepare well for college.