Visit Us 


When you visit the Austin Prep campus, you'll have the chance to take a tour of the school with a current Austin student, followed by a one-on-one interview with a member of the Office of Admissions. The walking tour will last approximately one hour.

Student Visit Day

Families can schedule a Visit Day for their child beginning in October. The Student Visit is part of the application process at Austin Prep. Prospective students will have the chance to attend classes with a current student, meet with a member of the faculty, and have a tour of campus. Visits are offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week beginning in October. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Office of Admissions directly at 781.944.4900 x770 or emailing

Interested in joining an athletic team or a dance or theatre group, or getting involved with one of our many clubs and organizations? Let us know ahead of time, and we'll try to arrange for you to meet with advisers and coaches of specific programs.

Upcoming Admissions Events

Attending an Admissions Event is a great way to get an initial feel for a school. We encourage every family to attend one of our Open House events. Please visit Admissions Events for more information. 

Meet the 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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