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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
Cistercian Preparatory School is an elite, private, all-boys, Catholic school located in Irving, TX. It has 349 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $18,800 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
3660 Cistercian Rd
Irving, TX 75039
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Telephone
(469) 499-5400
Organization Memberships
NAIS, NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,800
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1450
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Average ACT
33
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Students

Diversity
B-
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Students
349
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
16:1
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
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83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
67%
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
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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The school has fundamentally and regrettably changed from its unique, inceptive niche. Gone are most of the selfless souls of utter devotion who strove to recruit and mentor flawed young men of character. Each has been replaced, through aging attrition and erosive greed, with a pretentious group of individuals who are more concerned with power, reputation, status and worldly endowment, than in the defining compassionate diversity OF THOUGHT which so characterized the flavorful founders from Hungary, and the boys who grew to form the sterling foundation of the school's ethos. Cistercian now only desires the 'best.' And so they have achieved this goal, a cavernous epitome of paradigmatic excellence in all of its vainglory. Ouroboros would be proud.
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Our son is in Form IV and has benefited so tremendously during his time at Cistercian. The environment is phenomenal and, from day 1, the staff and Monks help to shape the entire young man-yes, academically, but emotionally, spiritually and athletically, as well. We could not be more pleased with the school and feel so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful and supportive community. I am confident that our son will be able to have whatever future he is capable of, with the experience that he is garnering from this amazing school.

Chip G. Boyd
Cistercian has been a wonderful experience for our two sons. The academics are challenging, but the boys are very well-prepared for college and usually breeze through their freshman year at a university. The small student body (40-45 boys per grade) provides the opportunity for a lot of boys to play three different sports in fall, winter and spring. Half of their teachers are Catholic monks and the vast majority of faculty have masters degrees and there are a few PhD's as well.