Holy Ghost Prep

2429 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020-0190
Tel: (215)639-2102
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 Overview

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
Year Founded 1897
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1995

Student Body

Total Students 485 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Holy Ghost Prep Student 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 TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Flag FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeWinter Track,

School Notes

  • 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.
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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   07/24/15
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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