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 the Events section on the website for more information regarding On and Off Campus Events that the Office of Admissions will be hosting. 

Meet the Admissions Team

The Office of Admissions is led by Mike O'Brien, who assumed the duties as Director of Admission in June 2017. Over the past eight years, Mike has worked in admissions, international programs, and college counseling in independent schools along the Eastern Seaboard. Mike holds a bachelor of arts degree from Hobart College, where he was a Dean's List student and four-year member of the Men's Lacrosse team.

Mike is assisted by Steve Silverthorn, Assistant Director of Admissions, and Ashley Eldridge, Administrative Assistant 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. Ashley's background is in elementary education and she holds a bachelor's degree from Saint Anselm College where she majored in educational studies.

Mike O'Brien, Director of Admissions 

Steve Silverthorn, Assistant Director of Admissions 

Ashley Eldridge, Administrative Assistant

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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