Devon Prep’s holistic approach to teaching ensures that students are educated for life – academically, socially, athletically, and spiritually. By focusing on the entirety of the learning process, Devon Prep creates future leaders in a variety of fields and provides them with a set of tools and experiences that will serve them through college and beyond.
Headmaster: Rev. Francisco Aisa, Sch. P.
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic, conducted by the Piarist Fathers
Enrollment: Total – 286 (all boys) in grades 6 through 12;
Middle School – 74; Upper School – 212
Student/teacher ratio: 6 to 1
Students per class: Ranges 2 to 25, Average is 15
Tuition (2017-18): Upper School – $24,400.00 – Middle School – $21,400.00
Location: 20 acre campus in Devon, on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Devon Prep students hail from Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties as well as parts of Philadelphia.
SAT scores of graduates (3 year avg.): CR: 620, M: 625, WR: 604
College placement: 100% accepted to 4-year colleges
Accreditation: Middle States Association
Faculty: 44 total; 22 men; 22 women; 3 Piarist Fathers; 6 are Alumni; 3 are Alumni Parents
Alumni: More than 2,000 alumni live throughout the United States and in 16 countries worldwide.
Best Catholic High School in PA – In 2017 Devon Prep was ranked the Best Catholic High School in Pennsylvania, and the Best Catholic High School in the Philadelphia Metro Area by Niche.com. Devon Prep also fared well on several of Niche.com’s other lists including Best Private High Schools in America (#20) and Best All Boys High Schools in America (#28).
Devon Prep alumni have gone on to become attorneys, medical doctors, college professors, CEOs and CFOs, clergy, actors, artists and reporters. Some notable Devon Prep alumni include:
- Matt Huenerfauth ’97 Assistant Professor, Computer Science, City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College.
- Rev. Gerard J. Olinger, C.S.C ’97 Vice President for Student Affairs and Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Portland
- Mark Malseed ’93 Author of several books including The Google Story, and chief researcher for Bob Woodward’s Plan of Attack and Bush at War.
- Dr. Colin Phoon ’81 Director of Pediatric & Fetal Echocardiography, New York School of Medicine, NYU.
- Dr. Richard Battafarano ’80 Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery , Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center
- Daniel L. Shields III ’80 Former U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam
- Kevin Magee ’72 Executive in Charge of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC
- Dr. Anthony Coletta ’71 Local surgeon who pioneered laparoscopic surgery.
- Frank M. Lesher ’66 Former Executive Vice President, Sony Electronics Corporation.
- John LaPrise ’12 Infielder for Toronto Bluejays
Advanced Placement courses: (Available beginning with sophomore year in Upper School) Biology, Chemistry, Physics B, Physics C, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Calculus (AB or BC), Statistics, Language & Composition, Literature, US Government and Politics, European History, U.S. History, Human Geography, French, German, Spanish and Java.
- 80% scoring “3” or better on AP Exams
Class of 2017 (at end of Junior year) – 26 AP Scholars, 7 with Distinction, 1 National Scholar
- * Devon Prep is the only Pennsylvania High School recognized in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Report to the Nation 2007 for Excellence in Performance and Participation in the AP Physics B Program.
National Merit Scholarships: On average nearly 20% of our graduates are named Finalists, Semifinalists, or Commended Students by the College Board in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
(Class of 2018 – 11 National Merit Scholars, 5 Semifinalists, 6 Commended Students)