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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B
Cistercian Preparatory School is a top rated, private, all-boys, Catholic school located in Irving, TX. It has 349 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 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
Telephone
(469) 499-5400

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
54 responses
Average ACT
33
38 responses

Culture & Safety

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  • Football games
    50%
  • Homecoming, Braveart, quiz bowl, basketball, track
    30%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
349
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
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86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$58,196
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,003
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,200
National
$184,700
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Cistercian Preparatory School Reviews

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As a parent of two sons who graduated almost a decade apart, I can say, unequivocally, that Cistercian remains a top-notch academic institution dedicated to its long-standing mission of educating the whole child. My sons -- one driven by academics and the other by athletics -- thrived at the school. Yes, the very environment encourages students to strive for excellence, but the boys are supported as they determine what that means to each of them individually. The classical curriculum can be demanding, but each year prepares the boys for what is to come. The school has been able to maintain a fine balance between remaining firmly rooted in their founding mission and history while implementing progressive educational practices. It’s a beautiful thing to witness young men of character and accomplishment graduating each spring, heading to college well prepared and grounded, and excited for their next steps.
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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.
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