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Villanova Preparatory School
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  • Private, Boarding, Catholic
  • OJAI, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

At Villanova Preparatory School, we were quick to pivot to online learning in March 2020 (students missed only one day of instruction!) and were quick to return to in-person learning as soon as possible. Villanova will continue to following State and County guidelines to keep our students safe. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Sports
    grade B minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$64,000
Received Financial Aid
56%
Average Financial Aid
$18,651
From Villanova Preparatory School

Villanova Preparatory School is the premier coed Catholic boarding school on the West Coast. Founded in 1924 by the Augustinian Fathers, Villanova’s mission is to graduate mature young adults of diverse backgrounds who reflect the core values of Truth, Unity, and Love. Villanova Prep is highly regarded for its academic excellence in the International Baccalaureate program, its international culture with a student body made up of 17 different countries, and its celebration of classic, campy, high school fun! The school develops the mind, body, and heart of its students in a safe and supportive environment, with a 7:1 student to teacher ratio. Students enjoy a beautiful 131 acre campus located in the Ojai Valley, a small town 85 miles north of LA. The school offers an enriching variety of extracurricular activities and sports programs as well as a vibrant art scene. Students go on to matriculate into the best U.S. Universities and Colleges, but always have a home at Villanova.

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Villanova Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
123 responses
Average ACT
29
42 responses

2022 CIF Championship Basketball Team

academic spotlight

This year, Villanova's boys basketball team were the CIF Southern Section Champions, beating out over 500 other schools in the largest CIF section of the state of California. Go Wildcats!

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
  • Wildcat Day & International Day
    29%
  • Wildcat Day, International Day, AND Fat Tuesday
    24%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • International Day
    10%
  • Nova Bowl
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
38%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
63%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
195
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 14 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 15 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 15 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 15 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 12 responses

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