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Encyclopedia > Malvern Preparatory School
Name Malvern Preparatory School
Address 418 South Warren Avenue
Town Malvern, Pennsylvania, 19355-2707
Established 1842 (at present location in 1922)
Community Suburban
Type Private (Independent)
Religion Catholic (Augustinian)
Students Male
Grades 6 through 12
Nickname Friar
Colors Blue and Gray
Motto Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow
Web site MalvernPrep.org

Malvern Preparatory School, commonly referred to as Malvern Prep, is an independent Catholic middle and high school for boys located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. It was started and is still run by Augustinian friars. Malvern Prep is a member of the Inter-Academic League which also includes Episcopal Academy, Germantown Academy, Penn Charter, The Haverford School, and Chestnut Hill Academy. Location of Malvern in relation to Paoli and Chesterbrook Malvern is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The Augustinians, named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (died AD 430), are several Roman Catholic monastic orders and congregations of both men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine. ... A friar is a member of a religious order of men. ... The Episcopal Academys main campus is currently situated in Merion, Pennsylvania with a satellite campus located in Devon. ... Germantown Academy is Americas oldest nonsectarian day school, founded on December 6, 1759 (originally named the Germantown Union School). Germantown Academy (also referred to as GA) is now a K-12 school in the Fort Washington suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, having moved from its original Germantown campus in... The William Penn Charter School The William Penn Charter School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was established in 1689 by William Penn as a day school and is the oldest Quaker school in the world. ... The Haverford School is a private, non-sectarian, all-boys collegiate preparatory day school, junior kindergarten through grade twelve. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...

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History

Malvern Prep was founded as a preparatory academy on the campus of Villanova University in 1842 at the Belle-Aire farm, which the Augustinian order purchased in January 1842. The academy was named "St. Nicholas of Tolentine Academy" in 1901. Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Saint Nicholas of Tolentino (c. ...


In 1922, due to the expansion of Villanova's college program and increasing distinctions being made between the attendees of the academy and the college, it was decided to remove the academy from Villanova's campus. The Rosengarten family of Malvern sold a 143 acre (579,000 m²) part of its old farm between Warren Avenue and Paoli Pike to the Augustinians, and the academy became Malvern Preparatory School. The property included the site of the Paoli Massacre, a Revolutionary War battlefield that Malvern Prep owned until 2000, when it was purchased by the federal government. [1] Only two original buildings were suitable for classes and are still preserved; these are the original farmhouse (Austin Hall) and another farm building (the Friary, or Alber's Hall). Three new buildings were built in 1924 to house the need for more space. The first graduating class of Malvern Prep, who were almost all boarders, graduated in 1927. Location of Malvern in relation to Paoli and Chesterbrook Malvern is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The Paoli Massacre is the name given to an incident during the American Revolutionary War. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Malvern Prep reached 200 students in 1953 and went through another construction phase, erecting six new buildings in the next eight years. Over the next twenty years, the number of boarders decreased, eventually to zero; the school is now entirely a day school. Malvern Prep is currently undergoing another construction phase, the main feature of which is a large building (slated to be named the Rev. David Duffy Center) that will replace the current auditorium (Vasey Hall) and fine arts facilities in Tolentine Hall. The school has erected a new sports center (O'Neill Sports Center), dining hall (Stewart Hall, which is actually a previously existing building (Villanova Hall) that was recently renovated and renamed), and athletic fields in the last few years.


The Augustinians in North America

The North American foundation of the order happened in 1796 when Irish friars arrived in Philadelphia. Michael Hurley was the first American to join the Order the following year. Friars established schools, a University and other works throughout the Americas, also including Villanova University in Philadelphia and Merrimack College. While this school was founded in 1842, by 1909 two Augustinian houses and a school had been established in Chicago, 1922 in San Diego, by 1925 a school in Ojai and Los Angeles; 1926 a school in Oklahoma; in 1947 Merrimack College; in 1953 a school in Pennsylvania; 1959 a school in New Jersey and in 1962 a school in Illinois. The Augustinians, named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (died AD 430), are several Roman Catholic monastic orders and congregations of both men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... St. ... St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Cascia Hall Preparatory School was established as a Catholic school for boys in 1926 by Francis Driscoll in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the request of Bishop Francis Kelley. ... Merrimack College is a small, private, liberal arts, Catholic college in North Andover, Massachusetts, located on Route 114. ... Monsignor Bonner High School is an all-male Augustinian Catholic High School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. ... For other schools/colleges of the same name, see St. ... Providence Catholic High School is located in New Lenox, Illinois. ...


Academics

Malvern's academic program offers 15 Advanced Placement courses and requires a wide balance of courses. 25.5 credits (1 credit corresponds to a full year of a class) are required to graduate, with 4 credits required in English, 3.5 in Theology, 3 in Mathematics, 2 in Science, 2 in Social Studies, 2 in Modern Language (Spanish or French, with Latin to be offered beginning in the fall of 2006), 1 in Art, 1 in Physical Education, .5 in Computer Science, and .5 in Health. Most students take more courses in the subject fields than required, especially in Mathematics and Science, taking six or seven courses each semester. Advanced Placement (AP) is the term used to describe high school classes that are taught at a college level. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics... At Wikiversity you can learn more and teach others about Theology at: The School of Theology Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... Social studies is a term used to describe the broad study of the various fields which involve past and current human behavior and interactions. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). ... Physical instruction at the U.S. Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island, 1917 Physical education (PE) is the interdisciplinary study of all areas of science relating to the transmission of physical knowledge and skills to an individual or a group, the application of these skills, and their results. ... Computer scaence, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ...


Malvern boasts a 90% rate of acceptance among first choice universities for seniors, including Penn, Columbia, Princeton, Georgetown, Duke, Brown, Dartmouth, Northwestern, M.I.T, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Virginia, and Vanderbilt. A high percentage of seniors attend Penn State and Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Malvern seniors normally claim millions in scholarship funds each year. This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is one of the top private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private, coeducational research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


Athletics

Malvern, a member of the Inter-Ac League, participates in sixteen varsity sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Water Polo, and Wrestling. Malvern competes for the Heyward Cup with five other schools: Germantown Academy, Haverford School, Chestnut Hill Academy, and Episcopal Academy. Thus far in the 2005-06 academic year, Malvern has taken Varsity Inter-Ac championships in Cross Country and Football. Malvern's Ice Hockey team has also won the Varsity AAA Flyers Cup five years in a row (2001 to 2005)(8 total), and the Pennsylvania Varsity AAA State Championship (2003-04). The Malvern Crew program utilizes a rowing tank facility on the campus. Malvern and the University of Pennsylvania are the only two educational institutions in the Philadelphia area that house such a facility. Malvern Crew is one of the best in the nation. Malvern Prep perennially produces winning seasons in Crew, Cross Country, Track, Football, Swimming, Lacrosse, Hockey, and Golf. Malvern's swim team is among the best in the nation, achieving a top-five rank for Class Nine High Schools every year, also placing in the top five in its championship meets: Eastern Regional Prep Championships and National Catholic Championships (the latter of which Malvern won in January of 2006). A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The Minnesota State High school Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... Water polo is a team water sport, which can be best described as a combination of swimming, handball and wrestling. ... Andrell Durden (top) and Edward Harris grapple for position during the All-Marine Wrestle Offs. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ...


In 2006, Malvern Prep's Lacrosse team went on to win the Pennsylvannia State Lacrosse Championship, and boasts three All-Americans. Also, Malvern Prep's baseball team finished off the season by winning the Pennsylvania Independent School's tournament. The baseball team could not win the State chanpionship because the Inter-Ac league is not part of the PIAA. The six senior baseball players are all moving on to play at the next level in college. The Cross Country team has won the Inter-Ac Championships the past 4 years including a perfect 15 points in 2005 (placed 1st through 5th). The crew team won 3 Philadelphia City Championships and sent two members of the team to the Junior World Championships in Amsterdam, as well as another group of rowers to Mexico City to compete for the US against teams from Mexico and Canada in the CanAmMex regatta.


Activities

Robotics

The Malvern Robotics FIRST team [2] was founded in 2002. Its rookie competition took place at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in spring 2003, at which the Friarbot was awarded the Rookie All-Star Award despite finishing 50th out of 55 teams due to mechanical breakdowns. In spring 2004, it competed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this time finishing 17th out of 35 teams and winning a Judges' Award. The Friarbot was picked for the elimination rounds, but was eliminated in the first quarterfinal. In 2006, the Friarbot once again competed in Annapolis, finishing close to last due to difficulties in many areas of the robot's construction. The Friarbot will return to Annapolis in 2007. FIRST Logo FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 in order to develop ways to inspire students in engineering and technology fields. ... Teamwork: Fourth Class Midshipmen lock arms and use ropes made from uniform items as they brace themselves climbing the Herndon Monument The United States Naval Academy, or USNA, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. ... “Annapolis” redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ...


Mock trial

Under the supervision of Rev. Dr. Oechsle and attorney Joseph Mattson (Civil Litigation, D.U.I Defense, Personal Injury, Adoptions, Estate Administration, Real Estate and Zoning), the Friars' mock trial team has competed for several years in the Chester County Mock Trial Competition. In 2005, the team went deep into the competition and wants to regain their hold as the best team in the area.[citation needed]


Notable alumni

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External links

  • Malvern Preparatory School
  • Malvern Prep Football
  • MP Lacrosse Site
  • Friarbot
  • Order of St Augustine, International Homepage
  • Augnet International Cooperative Web Site for Augustinian communities
  • Augustinian Abbey of St. Thomas at Brno

Coordinates: 40°1.6′N, 75°30.6′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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