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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
    C+
Villanova Preparatory School is a top rated, private, boarding, Catholic school located in Ojai, CA. It has 265 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $56,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 89% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,000
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)
$56,000
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Villanova Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1300
100 responses
Average ACT
29
39 responses

Culture & Safety

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  • Wildcat Day, International Day, AND Fat Tuesday
    60%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Wildcat Day & International Day
    20%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
265
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
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100%
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
B+
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Girls Athletic Participation
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new headmaster came here three years ago and the school has suffered for it.

CONS:
- lots of the teachers suck. 1 teacher refuses to teach in class & ONLY teaches through making students watch youtube videos explaining the course - a bunch don’t care about teaching at all.
- random faculty members are been given classes to teach, despite not having teaching credentials of any kind.
- small environment means most classes are limited based on scheduling problems. bunch of random graduation reqs for no reason.
- the ib diploma programme is a huge marketing tool, but isn’t worth it unless you're filthy rich. hugely glamorized, don't take the bait.

PROS:
- has a good amount of school spirit. lots of school events that really help you bond w/ your peers.
- 2 computer labs & a resource center w/ macs & conference rooms. having ipads is very nice!

overall, i love villanova, but if i had to objectively weigh whether this is worth the tuition costs, i would say no.
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Overall the school is beautiful and the facilities are great however, when it comes to the unity of the students the school is very divided between dorm and day. Additionally the administration does a mediocre job at listening and working to improve the experiences of their students, sometimes not even replying to emails. The food is extremely lacking, as a vegetarian often times I will be served plain pasta or some broccoli between two slices of bread. The salad bar is usually ice berg lettuce with an arrangement of canned vegetables. Although the school is catholic they are respectful of other religions and a good portion of the student body is not catholic as well. Due to the small size of the school clases are usually between 20-5 kids which is great for learning but some teachers struggle with their student actually comprehending the material.
Villanova Prep was the best school I could have asked for because the vigorous and challenging academics were perfectly balanced with fun activities, community service opportunities, and multiple clubs and sports. This balance of education and extracurricular activities was then further enhanced by the exposure to multiple different cultures through the international boarding program. Villanova’s small student body encouraged dorm and day students to make connections and allowed students to easily learn about new languages and real life experiences not offered in most schools.