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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Villanova Preparatory School has returned to in-person learning beginning October 22. Following State and County guidelines, Villanova has transitioned into a hybrid model of learning with students having the option to attend in-person classes or continue to learn remotely through synchronous online classes. Villanova is also open for tours for prospective students by appointment. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    C+

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,750
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)
$61,500
Received Financial Aid
52%
Average Financial Aid
$18,651
From Villanova Preparatory School

In the Augustinian tradition, the Mission of Villanova Preparatory School is to graduate mature young adults of diverse backgrounds who reflect the qualities of truth, unity, and love. The school does this by providing a challenging college preparatory curriculum and Catholic environment that promote the development of mind, heart and body. These young adults will think, judge, and act in ways that are sound and in keeping with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Villanova Preparatory School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
114 responses
Average ACT
29
40 responses

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 23 responses
  • Wildcat Day & International Day
    26%
  • Wildcat Day, International Day, AND Fat Tuesday
    22%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • International Day
    9%
  • Nova Bowl
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    9%

    Boarding

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

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    211
    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
    8:1
    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

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    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

    Villanova Preparatory School Reviews

    59 reviews
    All Categories
    Villanova Prep is a great school as it provided our son with a second home away from home. Staff and Faculty are amazing, they care for the students as if they're their own and want them all to succeed. Faculty works hard at providing meaningful content to their classes as well as integrating biotech using the Amgen program/experience. The theater program is very well developed and always fun to watch. IB full or partial program is impressive!
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    Villanova is a safe, diverse and academically sound school. It offers athletics, clubs, opportunities for community service and theater and music. It has an international resident student connection, as well as students from all over Ventura County and beyond. The campus is beautiful and feels like a small college campus.

    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.
    Villanova Preparatory School is a good school. There is a large support network of teachers, and you become extremely close with a few of them over the four-year high school experience. The college counseling your junior and senior years to assist you a lot in finding schools that fit your wants and needs. They also provide weekly college essay writing sessions and you know your counselor on a personal level meaning personal college recommendations. The IB Diploma Program also prepares you for college with college-level classes but in some ways like CAS, Extended Essay, and TOK are unnecessary. There are also many opportunities for service that the school provides through different service focused events and clubs on campus. Although, Villanova is far from perfect. The business side of Villanova is evident to the students and there is a big focus on money. The administration has been subpar as well in recent years, but with a new Head of School this year the future looks promising.