Mission and History


To inspire hearts to unite, minds to inquire, and hands to serve.

Our History

Austin Preparatory School was founded by the Augustinian Friars of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova in 1961 and opened to students in September 1963. Austin is, in fact, an abbreviated version of Augustine, so our name does carry on the legacy and acknowledges our debt to St. Augustine and his followers, the Augustinians. St. Augustine is the School’s patron saint, and we strive toward the Augustinian ideal of: “One mind, one heart, intent on God.”