Villanova Preparatory School

12096 N. Ventura Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
Tel: (805) 646-1464
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 250 students
Villanova Preparatory School was founded in 1924 as a Catholic school in the Augustinian tradition.
At Villanova, all educational and extra-curricular activities emphasize the Augustinian values of unity, truth and love.
Through a balanced program of academic courses, athletics, community service, art and extra-curricular activities, Villanova channels students' curiosity, enthusiasm and energy so they can reach the full potential of their abilities and interests.
Villanova provides an outstanding community-based education for its students with a student-teacher ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 16.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Villanova Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Catholic Non-denominational
Year Founded 1924 1910
Campus Size 131 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 250 students 300 students
% Students of Color 23% 20%
% International Students 34% 20%
% Students Boarding 36% 67%
Average SAT Score 1790 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 26 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(collared shirts)
Average Class Size 16 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 14 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 82% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,800 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,000 $28,400
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$40,500 $37,055
% Students on Financial Aid 37% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $11,000 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 62% 56%
Director of AdmissionsTyler Hart
Associate Director of AdmissionsDebby Smith

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 14 16
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Composition, English Literature, Government, Latin: Vergil, Physics B, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, US History, World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo


Total Extracurricular Organizations 21 24
ExtracurricularsArt, ASB, Astronomy, California, Campus, Chess, Chinese, Creative, Film, Future, Interact, Latin, Math, Mock, National, Peer, Project, Recycling, Science, Student, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2011-2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 10
University of Washington 8
University of California, Irvine 7
University of California, Los Angeles 7
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 5
New York University 3
Santa Clara University 3
University of California, Davis 3
University of California, San Diego 3
University of Southern California 3
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • College Preparatory Curriculum
  • 100% college placement
  • 20 Advanced Placement or Honors Courses
  • Day and Boarding school with 65% day and 35% resident students
  • School accreditations: WCEA, WASC

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Ojai Valley School (0.8 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 0.8 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 269 students723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
  • 1.1 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 230 students220 West Lomita
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805) 646-8236
  • 1.6 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 100 students8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA 93023
  • 5.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 250 students5025 Thacher Road
    OjaiCA 93023
  • 12.5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 270 students1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93014
    (805) 684-4127
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