augustinian college prep school for boys

Malvern Preparatory School is an independent, all-boys prep school located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Malvern Prep dates all the way back to 1842 as the direct continuation of the Augustinian academy program for what is now Villanova University. Our educational experience starts with our Middle School in sixth grade and continues all the way to the 12th grade of our Upper School. From the first day of Middle School to Upper School Graduation, every student receives personalized guidance, gains access to state-of-the-art resources, technologies, and facilities, and is given the proper tools to become a selfless leader. 


Through a rigorous, college-preparatory program, we guide young men on their journey inward as they discover themselves and the world around them - inspiring them to connect with others and to contribute to the common good. With over 16 AP courses available, partnerships with accredited universities for upperclassmen to earn dual credits, and our Peer-to-Peer Learning Center, students are given impeccable resources to excel in the classroom and prepare for the next level of academia.  

Augustinian Values: 

At Malvern Prep, our innovative approach to teaching and learning engages and inspires today's young men to become tomorrow's leaders - through inquisitive thinking, faith integration, character development, and lifelong friendships. The Augustinian approach to knowledge and truth empowers students to thrive in today's complex and often divided world. St. Augustine saw matters of apparent contradiction as a way to question and learn. Through a Catholic curriculum, religion-based classes, and overarching Augustinian mission, Malvern students learn to lead with humility and heart. 

Arts & Athletics: 

Malvern Prep has a storied history of athletic achievement. To this day, the immense success of our athletic programs remains a testament to the school’s all-around emphasis on team building and leadership. With modern gyms and weight rooms, turf fields and sports arenas, and prominent physical trainers at their disposal, Malvern athletes sharpen their athletic abilities and reach their desired fitness levels for college athletics. 

Malvern is certainly a safe haven for artists of all mediums! The state-of-the-art Duffy Arts Center provides unparalleled opportunities for artists to discover and display their unique talents. With a ceramic studio, computer graphics lab, dark room for both traditional and digital photography, a 585-seat theatre for the Malvern Theatre Society, and more, students build on their artistic portfolios and uncover cultural and historical context through the exploration of art. 

Student Life: 

Malvern students are encouraged and expected to immerse themselves in a plethora of extracurricular activities and clubs. With over 30 different clubs and organizations, students explore hidden talents, identify their new passions, and are given the keys to fully execute their own initiatives and plans. The Malvern student experience is also meant to mirror college life. With that said, students are expected to manage their daily schedules, prioritize assignments or commitments, enjoy scenic walks between our state-of-the-art classrooms and buildings, and develop behaviors and tendencies that are conducive to the independent lifestyle of college and beyond. 

Visit Malvern! 

Located in the heart of Chester County, we’re the area’s top prep school that welcomes students coming from Montgomery County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Philadelphia, and all throughout PA, DE, and NJ! To get the full Malvern experience, we strongly recommend that you visit our beautiful campus, see our innovative facilities, and meet our incredible students and educators. Visit our admissions page for upcoming dates and more information!