Austin by the Numbers


Patron saint: St. Augustine of Hippo

Founded: 1961

Mascot: Cougars

School colors: Hunter green, black & white


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

Campus Size: 50 acres


  • 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 and Media Center: Houses a computer and study center, and more than 42,000 books and periodicals.
  • Athletic Stadium Complex: Turf field, lights, state-of-the-art track, seating for 1,100, university-level scoreboard, amenities building, restrooms, concessions stand
  • Meelia Hall: basketball court, Meelia Theater, Nelson Athletic Fitness & Training Room, concessions stand


Average Class Size: 16 (school-wide)

Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Technology: 1:1 Device Program

Advanced Placement Courses: 20

Languages: Latin, French, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish

Number of faculty with advanced degrees: 50 master’s degrees, 3 doctorate


Students: 750, from 61 communities throughout Northeast Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, and including international students from China, South Korea and Italy. 

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: 22 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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