Although Devon Prep has a decent education system and the small classes help with individualized learning, it focuses way too much on academics. It is not only important to be intelligent but also sociable and also likable in their future careers. Schools don't only look for braniacs, they also look
... Read more for characteristics of leadership, charisma, and compatibility with fellow co-workers and customers. If a someone can't sell a product but know everything there is to know about business, then what good is that person? Devon should also nurture social skills and not just academics. Also some of the teachers are highly unqualified for the job. I have seen in many cases where nothing will be learned in the class at all and this is very unfortunate especially when it comes to taking an AP Exam that you are not prepared for. Also the teachers pick favorites which is completely unfair to all other students. Their athletic program is not that good. They will only put forth effort into some sports while the other ones are pushed to the side. Devon can be a good school for some people and a terrible school for others. It all depends on the person. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/05/14
Devon Prep is a good school. But its not for everyone. The work is really hard. The kids aren't very accepting unless you're just like them. The teachers are excellent. The children that attend are very sheltered.
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Posted by a other on 12/18/13
This is the second year our son has attended Devon Prep. Comparing and contrasting against the public school he was attending previously (Methacton S.D.), there is simply no contest. Devon Prep is much more academically focused and challenging. The teachers and faculty genuinely care about teaching and
... Read more providing a first class education for your kids. The reality of the public schools in this region of PA are such that enrollement and class sizes are so large, your child will never receive much individualized attention or be known by teachers/faculty. Fortunately, that is not the situation at Devon and one of the primary reasons we made the change. Very happy with the school, care and attention toward a quality education our son is receiving. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/30/13
Devon Prep is a wonderful school where our boys can grow academically and spiritually. The staff is so supportive of the boys and hold them to the highest standards in their school work as well as their character. From the day my son entered Devon he has felt welcome and at home. The parents I have
... Read more met have nothing but good things to say about Devon and the staff there. There is always excellent support for all fundraising and fun-raising events. Their college scholarship totals are a true testament to the quality of academic achievement that is the norm for this school. I cannot imagine sending my son anywhere else and he wouldn't want to be anywhere but Devon. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/26/13
Sending our son to Devon Prep was the best decision we could have made for him. He came to Devon in 6th grade from a large parochial school and the small class size at Devon was a completely different environment. The students have opportunities to discover new interests, participate in sports, and take
... Read more on leadership roles not possible at a bigger school. Devon Prep teachers really get to know their students and encourage them to find their individual strengths. Academics are valued, and the curriculum challenges students to work hard and to develop the study skills they need to succeed in college. Every student can find his place at Devon, and is given the chance to discover and to be his best. The small size of the school creates a strong sense of community. The friendships formed in the classroom, on the field trips, retreats and through the clubs and teams last well beyond graduation. My son graduated several years ago, and his closest friends are the ones he met at Devon. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/22/13
This is my first year At Devon Prep. I am so happy I made the switch from my old school. My teachers are great and I finally get a chance to learn in school. The students here work hard but never get extra busy work. There are plenty of opportunities to have fun with after-school clubs, sports, generous
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Posted by a other on 05/08/13
The students are nice but the teachers are inferior. It can't provide what the good public school districts can.
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Posted by a parent on 10/15/12
Devon provides an outstanding education in a small class learning environment. My son has thrived in this academic setting. He has benefitted from caring teachers and personalized attention. In addition to his academic achievements, he has been given the opportunity to grow through his various extracurricular
... Read more activities as well as the sports in which he participates. The leadership and values practiced at the school have helped him grow as a man of ethics and honor. He has a wonderful and varied group of classmates who have become great friends. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/13/12
A down to earth school with an emphasis on challenging academics. The parents are welcoming and all rave about the school. The students are all well behaved, considerate, kind and act like big brothers to the younger students. The small classes allow for interesting and in depth conversations on the
... Read more class topic. The teachers get to know each and every student. The college counseling allow seniors to get accepted to the right university for them with scholarships and credits from AP classes. My son is so happy here. He does not feel different for being smart. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/17/12
My son went here for years and was basically unhappy. He transferred to another school and It was the best decision for him. He did not like leaving his friends but he liked the teachers so much better at the other school. Over the years we saw a decline in the teacher quality. One teacher constantly
... Read more had students stay after school. If the subject had been taught better, this wouldn't have been the case. As another review stated, many subjects had to be self taught. It used to be a quality school but that is no longer the case. Read less
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Devon schools — Devon Preparatory School is located at 363 N Valley Forge Rd, Devon PA 19333. 363 N Valley Forge Rd is in the 19333 ZIP code in Devon, PA The school district for Devon Preparatory School is the Archdiocese Of Philadelphia. Devon Preparatory School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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