Meet Our Admissions Team

(Pictured left: Steve Silverthorn, Brenda Simblaris & Ashley Eldridge)

The Office of Admissions is led by Steve Silverthorn, Director of Admissions, Brenda Simblaris, Assistant Director of Admissions, and Ashley Eldridge, Admissions Associate to the Office of External Affairs. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and prior to joining Austin Prep he enjoyed a professional hockey career for nearly 10 years and was the Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach at Bentley University. Brenda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in German and Education from Hartwick College and a Masters in International Management from Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany. She is a former German Language Teacher and organized and participated in many Exchange Programs with her students to Southwestern Germany. Ashley's background is in elementary education and she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Anselm College where she majored in Educational Studies.


Steve Silverthorn, Director of Admissions 

Brenda Simblaris, Assistant Director of Admissions

Ashley Eldridge, Admissions Associate

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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