Villanova Preparatory School was founded in 1924 as a Catholic, Augustinian, boarding and day school. The Villanova mission is to graduate mature young adults of diverse backgrounds who express to the world qualities of love, truth, and community. Students develop a confident responsibility to lead by example, and serve with gratitude and humility. A coeducational school with a total enrollment of 200 students, small classes and individual attention are hallmarks of a Villanova education. 90 resident students hail from 15 countries, and the school celebrates diversity with steadfast traditions such as International Day. Villanova is the only boarding school in California offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the only high school in the United States partnered with the Clare Boothe Luce foundation, seeking to advance young women in the fields of math and science.
Clare Boothe Luce Program. Villanova is the only high school in the country to have this girls only STEM based program. The students of CBL attend workshops and university lectures, are eligible for CBL scholarships, and host the school’s STEM day.
International day is a decades old tradition at Villanova. Celebrating the diversity of the student population, students prepare meals and dances native to their heritage and culture.