Fast Facts


Patron saint: St. Augustine of Hippo

Founded: 1961, with first class graduating in 1966

Mascot: Cougars

School colors: Hunter green, black & white


Location: Reading, Massachusetts - 15 miles north of Boston at the crossroads of Interstates 95 and 93

Size: 50 acres of athletic fields, campus grounds, conservation areas, wetlands, and woodlands


  • McLaughlin Hall: academic classrooms and science labs, technology center, dining hall, Chapel of St. Augustine, McCarthy Writing Center, School Counseling and Administrative offices
  • Saint Augustine Hall: Conference rooms, Music and Arts wings, Murphy Art Gallery, External Affairs and Facilities offices.
  • Fr. Smith Library & Media Center: Houses a computer & study center, and more than 42,000 books & periodicals.
  • MultiPurpose Facility: athletic complex, Meelia Theater, Nelson Athletic Fitness & Training Room


Average Class Size: 14.4 Upper School, 15.4 Middle School

Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Technology: 1:1 Device Program

Advanced Placement Courses: 18

Foreign Languages: Latin, French, Mandarin (Middle School only), Russian & Spanish

Number of faculty with advanced degrees: 50 master’s degrees, 1 doctorate


Students: 700, from 55 communities throughout Northeast Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, and including international students from China, Korea and Mexico. 

Percent of students accepted annually to four-year colleges/universities: 100%


Extracurricular programs: More than 60 clubs, organizations and extracurricular programs are available to students in all grade levels

Athletics: 18 interscholastic programs, participation in the Catholic Central League

101 Willow Street  •  Reading, MA 01867
Phone: (781) 944 - 4900  •  Fax: (781) 944 - 7530

Austin Preparatory School is a Catholic private school in Reading, MA for Middle School and High School students in grades 6-12. We seek to cultivate the hearts and minds of our young students and provide an environment in which our students can successfully learn, grow, and develop beyond the classroom.

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