Grades: 9-12 | 485 students
Holy Ghost Preparatory School, founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, the Spiritans, is a private Catholic school dedicated to the quality education of college-bound young men.
With Christ at the center, Holy Ghost Preparatory School aspires to form young men morally, intellectually, and spiritually in the Spiritan tradition.
This tradition fosters the development of community in "one heart and one mind," the cultivation of each student's unique gifts, academic excellence, and generous service to the poor.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1995|
|Total Students||485 students|
|Student Body Type||All-boys|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||47 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||11:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Number of AP Courses||20 courses|
|Average SAT score||1250|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
(Blazer, tie, pants, etc)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$20,500|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$9,000|
|Admissions Director||Ryan Abramson|
|Admissions Associate||Cindy McDonald|
|Total Sports Offered||16 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Winter TrackBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Diving,
Flag Football, Golf,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee, Winter Track,
- Holy Ghost Prep is a private, independent boys` school founded in 1897. Located in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, the school attracts students from nearly 100 different elementary and middle schools from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. HGP today is a vibrant community of nearly 500 young men preparing for college through a challenging program which stresses the cultivation of students' unique gifts and talents, academic excellence, and generous service to the poor.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
GlensideGrades: 9-12 | 1068 students
8605 Cheltenham Avenue
Glenside, PA 19038
JenkintownGrades: NS-12 | 568 students
575 Washington Ln
Jenkintown, PA 19046
PhiladelphiaGrades: 9-12 | 1615 students
11201 Academy Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
PhiladelphiaGrades: 9-12 | 1136 students
3301 Solly Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
NewtownGrades: 9-12 | 539 students
1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940
I currently have 2 sons enrolled at Holy Ghost and could not be happier. The teachers and school environment provide support so that the boys are able to meet the challenges of college prep courses with the encouragement of their teachers. There is a sense of community here that my sons feel a part of. Both of my boys are able to be students, athletes and musicians/artists all in one school. They are not relegated to one stereotype. The size of the school allows each student to foster their unique gifts and thrive.
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January 11, 2017
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