Holy Ghost Prep

2429 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020-0190
Tel: (215)639-2102
Grades: 9-12 | 483 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)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1897

Student Body

Total Students 483 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 10:1
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 $17,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Admissions Director Ryan Abramson
Admissions Associate Cindy McDonald

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Katharine Drexel School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Charles Borromeo School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is De La Salle Vocational School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bensalem
    De La Salle Vocational School
    All-boys  | Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK | 119 students
    0.7 miles
    1265 Street Rd
    Bensalem, PA 19020
  • Bensalem
    Grades: PK-8 | 367 students
    0.7 miles
    1704 Bristol Pike
    Bensalem, PA 19020
  • Bensalem
    St. Katharine Drexel School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 122 students
    1.3 miles
    3436 Bristol Pike
    Bensalem, PA 19020
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: NS-PK | 57 students
    1.6 miles
    11080 Knights Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
  • Philadelphia
    Delta School
    Special Education School
    Grades: KG-12 | 50 students
    1.8 miles
    3380 Byberry Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19154

School Reviews

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.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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