Austin at a Glance
Location: Reading, Massachusetts, at the crossroads of Interstates 95 and 93, 15 miles north of Boston.
Founded: 1961, by the Augustinian Friars, St. Thomas of Villanova Province; incorporated in 1973 as an independent school, under the direction and governance of a lay board of trustees.
Campus Size: 50 acres of athletic fields, campus grounds, conservation areas, wetlands, and woodlands.
Facilities: McLaughlin Hall: academic classrooms, main computer/technology center, and administrative offices
Chapel Annex: St. Augustine Chapel, McCarthy Writing Center, Guidance/College Counseling offices, classrooms, Dance Studio, student dining hall
St. Augustine Hall: Music Wing, Fr. Smith Library and Media Center, Fine Arts Wing, Admissions and Advancement Offices, Art Gallery and Facilities Offices.
Multi-Purpose Facility: athletic complex, Meelia (Black Box) Theatre/Classroom, Nelson Athletic Fitness and Training Room.
Students: 700, from 55 communities in Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.
Average Class Size: 16
Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Technology: SmartBoard technology located in science labs and a number of additional classroom spaces. Computing centers include Main Computer Center, 21 desktops, McCarthy Writing Center, 24 desktops, Fr. Smith Library and Media Center reference room, 20 desktops.
Extra-curricular programs: 50+ clubs, organizations and extra-curricular programs are available to students in all grade levels.
Athletics: 17 interscholastic programs, participation in the Catholic Central League.
Advanced Placement Courses: 16
Number of Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 50 masters level, and 2 doctorate level.
Number of Clergy and Religious: 2 priests, 1 woman religious, and 1 Augustinian Associate
Athletic Teams Nickname: Cougars
School Colors: Green and White
Number of volumes in Fr. Smith Library: 40,000 give or take a few
Favorite Lunch Menu Item: A toss up - Papa Gino's Pizza and Chicken Finger Subs!