Villanova Preparatory School is the only Augustinian co-ed boarding school in the United States. The cornerstone of Villanova for over eighty-five years, the residential life program brings students and staff together in a supportive and nurturing environment. Above all the residential life program seeks to instill in our students the core values of Augustinian education – Love, Truth and Community. Our two residence halls, Cantwell Hall and Glynn Hall, accommodate approximately sixty-five boys and thirty girls.
Villanova offers a residential program in which the staff has only one responsibility: caring for the students. Every resident assistant is charged with encouraging and nurturing each individual student to strive for excellence in all areas of life. Whether helping a student with her/his homework, playing basketball in the gym, or counseling a student, the resident assistant works to develop each student’s potential.
Students are actively involved in the life of their dorms. A dorm council meets weekly to discuss issues affecting residents including helping in planning weekend activities and occasionally aiding in the menu selection. A typical school night is structured to provide the students with ample time for study and other activities. Every night before a school day, study hall and independent study are held from 7:00 – 10:30 with a half hour break for relaxation and refreshments. Study hall is supervised by the Assistant Headmaster of Resident Life and resident assistants with regular assistance from faculty members. Students are encouraged to develop regular study habits, so that they can succeed academically. A dorm computer lab, the Resource Center with computers, and Internet capability in the dorm rooms provides technology to assist resident students in their studies.
Weekends can be a special time for the residents, when they can participate in activities, sports, visit family and friends, and enjoy the Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Athletic events, movies, dances, meals out, stage plays and other school trips arranged by the faculty are regularly a part of weekend life. A recreation room next to the boys' dorm offers opportunity for weekend relaxation with large screen TV, multiple smaller TVs for video games, refrigerator, microwave, and various game tables.
Our residents are urged to seek opportunities for growth by joining clubs and by participating in sports. These aid in learning to work in groups, to strengthen their bodies, and to learn the discipline of organizing time. For our international students clubs and sports also give them an opportunity to learn about American sports and to speed the learning of English.
The Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation has issued a challenge grant for student scholarships to Villanova Prep. Doheny will match all gifts made for student scholarships from now through September up to $15,000.
Celebrations for graduation at Villanova Preparatory School begin with a Baccalaureate Mass at 7 pm on Friday, May 24, at St Thomas Aquinas Parish, located at 185 St. Thomas Drive in Ojai.
Commencement exercises are set for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25, in the Villanova Grotto. The ceremony will be presided over by the Very Rev. Gary Sanders, O.S.A., Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Augustine.
Medical Examinations in dorm lobby on May 11th 9:00-11:00 am.