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 
2013 School Data
Villanova Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Catholic Non-denominational
Year Founded 1924 1907
Campus Size 131 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 250 students 300 students
% Students of Color 23% 18%
% 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)
Casual
Average Class Size 16 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 14 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 82% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,800 $47,375
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,000 $26,110
Tuition 5 day boarding $40,500 $37,055
% Students on Financial Aid 37% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $11,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 62% 57%
Director of Admissions Tyler Hart  
Associate Director of Admissions Debby Smith  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 14 15
Biology Calculus AB
Calculus BC Chemistry
English Composition English Literature
Government Latin: Vergil
Physics B Psychology
Spanish Statistics
US History World History

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 21 24
ExtracurricularsArt Club, ASB, Astronomy Club, California Scholarship Federation, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Chinese Community Club, Creative Writing Club, Film Club, Future Business Leaders, Interact, Latin Club, Math Tutoring Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Peer Mediators, Project A.F.R.I.C.A., Recycling Club, Science Olympiad, Student Ambassadors, 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:

  • School accreditations: WCEA, WASC

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Ojai Valley School (0.8 miles away)
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  • OjaiOjai Valley School
     
    723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA93023
    (805)646-1423
    0.8 mi | 269 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • OjaiBesant Hill School
     
    8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd or PO Box 850
    OjaiCA93023
    805-646-4343
    1.6 mi | 100 students | Gr. 9-12
  • OjaiThe Thacher School
     
    5025 Thacher Road
    OjaiCA93023
    805-640-3210
    5.4 mi | 240 students | Gr. 9-12
  • CarpinteriaCate School
     
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA93014
    (805) 684-4127 ext 2
    12.5 mi | 270 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Los OlivosDunn School
     
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA93441
    800-287-9197
    49.7 mi | 215 students | Gr. 6-12
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