Grey Nun Academy

1750 Quarry Rd
Yardley, PA 19067-0190
Tel: (215)968-4151
Grades: PK-8 | 150 students
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Grey Nun Academy is an independent, Catholic, co-educational elementary school in Bucks County, PA for children grades PreK3 through Eighth grade.
Founded in 1963 by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, the Academy's mission is to offer an academically rich curriculum that meets the unique needs of individual students, respecting the rights, interests, and dignity of each child.
GNA welcomes children of all faiths and cultures.
The school's educational process leads children to embrace and promote peace and social justice in our world.
To learn more, visit www.gnaedu.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
AdvancED
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1963
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students 150 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,000
Tuition Notes financial assistance available for all eligible families.
% on Financial Aid
8%
Admissions Director Lisa Grabowski

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, SoftballBasketballSoccer,
Softball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chinese, Cooking, Finance, Robotics, STEM, Science, Student, Theater Chinese, Cooking, Finance, Robotics, STEM, Science, Student, Theater,

School Notes

  • Mission
  •  Grey Nun Academy is an independent, Catholic, co-educational elementary school in Bucks County, PA for children grades PreK3 through Eighth grade. Our Academy`s values are rooted in the philosophy and mission of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. We welcome children of all faiths and cultures.Within an academically rich environment, we enable each child to attain a fuller knowledge of self, world, and God.  Our Academy is a community that empowers students to grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, socially, and physically in a nurturing atmosphere of caring and trust.  Our educational process leads children to embrace and promote peace and social justice in our world.We integrate learning with faith and action as we discover and encourage the unique gifts found in each person. Thereby, our students make a contribution to the world as leaders who reflect Gospel values.
  • Philosophy
  • Grey Nun Academy is a community committed to a learning process that allows each child to attain a fuller knowledge of self, world, and God.  As a faith-based, Catholic coeducational institution rooted in the philosophy and mission of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, our Academy articulates the moral standards implicit in all learning as we make Gospel values real to our students.  Through our community`s emphasis on peace and social justice, students accept their responsibility to those in need and their role as good stewards of the earth.We design an academically rich curriculum that meets the unique needs of individual students, respecting the rights, interests, and dignity of each child.  It is this environment of respect and acceptance that instills these same qualities in our students.  Our learning methods foster creativity and stimulate an inquiring spirit.  In all, we enrich each child`s intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical development.We advocate a partnership of teachers and parents as co-educators of our children. Therefore, teachers and parents interact with open communication and cooperation, and we encourage and appreciate parental interest and participation in the school community.  Working together, the members of the Grey Nun Academy community educate children to function as productive students in secondary education and to mature as responsible members of their family, their community, their faith, and their world.

Profile last updated: 05/03/2016

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School Reviews

Grey Nun Academy has been nothing but amazing for our daughter. A hidden gem that should not be hidden in any way, shape or form. The environment has provided our son a place of educational growth, supported by lessons of morals, values and ethics. Something you are hard pressed to find at other schools in the area. My husband and I attribute all of this to the warm, nurturing environment, which includes small classes that provide one-on-one attention. In our search for a school, we did not find that anywhere else in the Newtown/Yardley, PA area. Grey Nun Academy is our home away from home.
- Posted by Parent, 03/22/16
Sending our children to GNA has been one of the best decisions we have make as parents. Each of our three children learned to excel because of the wonderful staff and faculty. Every child is important, cared for, and loved at GNA. Additionally, my children were accepted at all the high schools they applied to, and well prepared with the academic and organizational skills needed to succeed
- Posted by Parent, 12/19/14
Grey Nun Academy is the only private catholic elementary school in the area. The curriculum is top notch and each child is challenged to reach their maximum potential. While the academics are excellent, just as important, the atmosphere is a loving, caring community where everyone knows your name and parents work together with teachers and administrators to enhance the education of our children. Technology continues to be on the cutting edge with a new iPad cart this year. This school is worth every penny!
- Posted by Parent, 10/27/12
Grey Nun Academy is the only private catholic elementary school in the area. The curriculum is top notch and each child is challenged to reach their maximum potential. While the academics are excellent, just as important, the atmosphere is a loving, caring community where everyone knows your name and parents work together with teachers and administrators to enhance the education of our children. Technology continues to be on the cutting edge with a new iPad cart this year. This school is worth every penny!
- Posted by Parent, 10/27/12
Throughout my 9 years as a GNA parent, I have appreciated the warm family atmosphere and engaging faculty. The investment in GNA provided the best start in life available to our children, who have been well-prepared for the challenges of prep school and college.
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/12
Grey Nun Academy is by far and away the best school in area. I looked at several area private schools and was so impressed by everything from the adminstration to the teachers and students. Class sizes are small allowing for differentiated learning among students. Students are challenged and are thriving in a very loving and nurturing environment. Technology at GNA was completely revamped in 2011 with a brand new state of the art MAC lab and new windows based desktops in every class. Our experience has been wonderful!
- Posted by Parent, 03/16/12
Grey Nun Academy has exceeded my expectations. This is my child's first year and he is doing amazingly well. The teachers are top notch and the differentiated learning concept is fantastic. Children work in small groups according to their needs. The families at this school are wonderful and are truly involved in all aspects of the school. I know the hours that my child is at school he is loved and cared for.
- Posted by Parent, 03/16/12

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