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From the Desk of Alexia Andrikopoulos '19

Student Council President Alexia Andrikopoulos '19 welcomed students, staff, parents, and grandparents to Convocation 2018 on Friday, September 21, 2018 with a heartfelt greeting of warmth.  With Alexia's permission, I'm honored to share her words with you.

Good morning. Welcome …

Presume Good Intent ~ Remarks at Austin Prep's 2018 Convocation

Good morning and welcome to Austin Prep’s 2018 Convocation.  The faculty and staff join me in extending warm greetings to the parents and grandparents who are here with us this morning.  We’re grateful for your presence.  And, of course, I extend a special “shout out…

Posted by Dr. James Hickey in Mission, Unitas, Caritas on Friday September 21
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Upper School Strategic Plan Underway

 

To complement the Middle School Strategic Plan we launched a few years ago, we crafted an Upper School Strategic Plan that will be launched this September.  Like the Middle School plan, this strategic plan was designed to advance Upper School programs and initiate new goals and …
Posted by Dr. James Hickey in Veritas on Friday September 14
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Ribbon Cutting of the New Dining Hall

Pictured: Fr. Patrick Armano, School Chaplain, Fr. Peter Gori, OSA '70, Richard Meelia '67, Dr. Michael Barry, 79, Board of Trustees, and Fr. Arthur Johnson, OSA, Founding Friar. Click here for the video of the blessing and ribbon cutting.

Posted by Dr. James Hickey in Mission, Unitas on Monday September 10
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In Their Words: The Value of Austin Prep

In June, the parent of a graduating senior and entering freshman sent me an email that I saved, because it captured better than I ever could the value of Austin Prep.  I’d like to share an excerpt with you.

"So again, thanks for all you are doing to advance Austin Prep and the …

Posted by Dr. James Hickey in Mission on Friday September 7
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The New Dining Hall

“With God, all things are possible.”

~ St. Rita of Cascia, Augustinian Saint of Impossible Causes

 

The largest project this summer was the renovation of the dining hall.  I’m pleased to report that it will be ready for the opening of the school year next Monday…

Posted by Dr. James Hickey in Mission on Tuesday September 4
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Coach Maradei Retiring

At the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, Coach Bill Maradei let me know that that 2018-2019 school year would be his last as the Head Coach of Austin Prep’s football program.  Coach Maradei shared this information well in advance of his retirement from football so that we have would …

Posted by Dr. James Hickey in Athletics on Friday August 17
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A Letter to our Interntational Families

August 2, 2018

Dear Parents of our Students from China,

In just a few short weeks we will be welcoming your children to campus which excites all of us at Austin Preparatory School.  I am sure there is enthusiasm coupled with some nerves in anticipation of travel and new experiences. …

Posted by Dr. James Hickey in Mission, Unitas, Caritas, Veritas on Thursday August 2
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An Explorer and an Author

Head of Middle School Michael McLaughlin has had a productive spring.  Recently certified as a National Geographic Educator, Michael joins a worldwide network of educators who focus their attention and efforts into developing students into global thinkers.  As we begin the next academic …
Posted by Dr. James Hickey in Mission, Caritas on Friday July 20
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Unitas Leadership Academy

During the 2017-2018 academic year, we piloted an initiative to advance student leadership at Austin Prep.  The Unitas Leadership Academy (ULA) was launched to assist students in their study, application, and growth of the complexities of leadership.  In partnership with Project …

Posted by Dr. James Hickey in Mission, Unitas on Friday July 6
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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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