- Private, Boarding, Catholic
- OJAI, CA
COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
At Villanova Preparatory School, we believe in in-person instruction. We will be fully in-person for the Fall 2021 term. Villanova will continue to following State and County guidelines to keep our students safe. Villanova is also open for tours for prospective students by appointment. Learn More
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade A+
- Teachersgrade A minus
- College Prepgrade A+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B+
- Sportsgrade C+
Villanova Preparatory School is the premier coed Catholic boarding school on the West Coast. Founded in 1924 by the Augustinian Fathers, it’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 it’s academic excellence in the International Baccalaureate program, it’s international culture with a student body made up of 15 different countries, and it’s formation of students in the values of Jesus Christ. The school develops the mind, body, and heart of it’s students in a safe and supportive environment, with a 7:1 student to teacher ratio. The students enjoy a beautiful 131 acre campus located in the Ojai Valley, a safe 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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Christopher G. '21 Receives Full Ride to Columbia
This year, one of our seniors received a Full Scholarship to Columbia University. Christopher made the most of his time at Villanova, exploring his passion for opera. Read Christopher's full story on his journey from Villanova to Columbia by clicking on the link.
Culture & Safety
- Wildcat Day & International Day29%
- Wildcat Day, International Day, AND Fat Tuesday24%
- Spirit Week14%
- International Day10%
- Nova Bowl10%
- Pep rallies10%
Clubs & Activities
Villanova Preparatory School Reviews
Where Villanova could improve is to be more transparent in its administrative policies and identify appropriate in house contacts for parents. Villanova could do a better job of bringing parents into the loop and to gather parent input prior to making important administrative decisions which affect the students, parents and school.
There has been a high turnover among good teachers and staff members. We would like to see Villanova hire and retain engaging teachers and staff to fill those roles. In general, we would like to see a proactive administration rather than a reactive one.