12096 N. Ventura Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
Villanova Preparatory School was founded in 1924 as a Catholic school in the Augustinian tradition and is the only boarding school in California to offer the IB Diploma Programme.
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 7:1 and an average class size of 15.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 200 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,750
  • Acceptance rate: 62%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Villanova Preparatory School ranks among the top 10 schools with 200-400 students (out of 106 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Villanova Preparatory School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1924
1906
Campus Size
130 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
200 students
310 students
% Students of Color
65%
25%
% International Students
28%
20%
% Students Boarding
34%
70%
Average SAT Score
1260
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1130 - 1390
-
Average ACT score
28
*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
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
5
17
Number of IB Courses Offered
17
-
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
85%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$12 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,000
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,750
$33,900
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$59,000
$44,616
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
62%
58%
Director of Admissions
Jeff Natale
Associate Director of Admissions
Suzanne Feldman

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
5
17
Courses
Physics B

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
28
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, ASB, Asian Cultural Association, Astronomy Club, C.E.R.T (Community Emergency Response Team), California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Campus Ministry, Clare Booth Luce, Computer Science Club, Crayon Club, Creative Writing Club, Environmental Club, Filipino Community Club, Garden Club, Happy Vegan, Hogar Infantil, Interact Club, JR. Statesmen of America, Latino Community Club, League of Assistance, Mock Trial, Project AFRICA, Remote Control Aviation Club, Science Studio

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Jazz Dance Club, Music Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Beach Volleyball

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

School Notes

  • College Preparatory Curriculum
  • 100% college placement
  • 25 Advanced Courses (AP, IB, and Honors)
  • Day and Boarding school with 65% day and 35% resident students
  • Villanova Preparatory School accreditations: WCEA, WASC, TABS, WBSA
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Villanova Preparatory School cost?

Villanova Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $69,000 for boarding students and $22,750 for day students.

What is the acceptance rate of Villanova Preparatory School?

The acceptance rate of Villanova Preparatory School is 62%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%.

What sports does Villanova Preparatory School offer?

Villanova Preparatory School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball and Water Polo.

What is Villanova Preparatory School's ranking?

Villanova Preparatory School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small student body (number of students) and High percent faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Villanova Preparatory School?

The application deadline for Villanova Preparatory School is Jan. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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5.00
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 200 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,750
  • Acceptance rate: 62%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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