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For local parents seeking one of the best private academy educations around the Main Line, Malvern Prep is hosting its annual Open House and Academic Scholarship/Entrance Exam on Sunday, October 30th.
Open House is a three-hour program where prospective students and parents can see all aspects of the Malvern Community and have many opportunities to speak with teachers, administrators and coaches. The day will begin for both students and parents at 8:30 a.m. in the O’Neill Center. Following the beginning presentations, students will be dismissed to participate in the Scholarship/Entrance Exam. Pre-Registration for the Scholarship/Entrance Exam is required.
The Open House offers an in depth look at the campus with tours led by students, administrators, faculty and coaches. Parents and prospective students can attend special interest seminars on the middle school curriculum, religion, the arts, and Malvern’s service learning curriculum, college counseling, admissions procedures, academic scholarship /financial aid and more. Families will learn about the extensive extracurricular activities and athletics that Malvern offers and are encouraged to stay for demonstrations by many of the groups. They can also take part in mini classes and departmental presentations on English, Theology, Computer, Languages, Sciences, and the Arts.
Malvern Preparatory School was founded in 1842 by the Augustinian priests as a Catholic secondary and college-level educational institution on what is now the campus of Villanova University. In 1922 the Augustinians moved the secondary school to the Rosengarten Estate in Malvern where it assumed its present name.
Malvern Prep is an independent, Catholic college preparatory school for boys in grades 6 -12. Since 1842, the School’s tradition has been to prepare young men for college, for leadership and for life. Malvern educates its students in a caring environment focused on academics while maintaining balance between spirituality, arts, athletics and activities. Students are learning a foundation of knowledge today so that they may lead with integrity tomorrow.
Fun Facts About Malvern Prep
Chester County, Pennsylvania – 418 South Warren Avenue (at the intersection of Warren Avenue and Paoli Pike) in Malvern, PA. The campus is 103 acres of mostly open space next to the site of the Revolutionary War’s Paoli Massacre, a National Historic Landmark.
624 students in grades 6-12
Faculty and Staff
125 faculty and staff
74 percent of Malvern faculty holds graduate degrees
8:1 student/faculty ratio overall
18:1 student/faculty ratio in the classroom
Malvern’s Library offers a 20,000-volume book collection, more than 100 periodical subscriptions, the latest in reference database technology, access to a statewide interlibrary loan system, and Internet access.
Each student learns computer basics and can take a wide variety of computer classes including Advanced Placement computer programming. In five computer labs, featuring 250 computers, students can check their e-mail accounts and work online. Web Design students will have the opportunity to participate in the design and maintenance of the Malvern Web site.
Malvern is a member of the Inter-Academic League and the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League and offers 16 sports.
The state-of-the-art Duffy Arts Center opened in 2008 and stands at the heart of cultural life on campus, with a 600-seat theater, fine arts studios, music rooms and gallery space that showcases student work. Basic art history and music courses combine offerings that promote hands-on participation and creativity including ceramics, photography, printmaking, Jazz Band, choir, and others.
From Chess and Robotics clubs to the coed Malvern Theatre Society and even an Ultimate Frisbee team, there’s something for all interests.
For more information on Malvern Prep’s Open House visit: malvernprep.org/openhouse