Villanova Preparatory School

12096 N Ventura Ave, Ojai, CA 93023

This college preparatory school remains the only Augustinian Catholic boarding and day school in the United States. After operating as a boys' school for nearly 50 years, Villanova Prep first admitted girls in 1970, partly to offset a decrease in enrollment caused by the proliferation of Catholic high schools built in the region during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1987, the administration of the school changed to reflect the lower number of Augustinians available for school governance; since then, lay heads of school have guided Villanova. Enrolling day students from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as well as boarders from throughout the US and approximately 10 other countries, Villanova conducts a varied college preparatory program that includes honors courses in all disciplines (beginning in grade 10), AP classes, foreign languages and electives. Taught entirely in English, ESL classes serve international pupils lacking fluency in the language. Community service requirements are as follows: 10 hours in grade 9 and 20 hours per year in grades 10-12 (at least five of which must involve direct service).

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address12096 N Ventura Ave, Ojai, CA 93023
Year Established1924
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
AdministratorRev. John D. Keller, OSA
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment250
Boarding Students93
Day Students157
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