Grey Nun Academy

  • Grey Nun Academy is an independent, Catholic, co-educational, elementary and middle school in Bucks County, PA for students in PreK3 to 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.
  • Grey Nun Academy 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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedVarious
Year Founded1963
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students145 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Grey Nun Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,650
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $4,500 to $14,650 depending on grade and associated feeds.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,800
Admissions DirectorSusy Kim


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess, Chinese, Cooking, Science, STEM, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Cello, Piano, Theater

School Notes

  • MISSION: Grey Nun Academy is an independent, Catholic, co-educational, elementary and middle school in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for students in grades PreK3 to eighth grade. In the tradition of Saint Marguerite d'Youville, Mother of Universal Charity, Grey Nun Academy welcomes children of all faiths and cultures. Within an academically rigorous environment, students progress developmentally through two distinct divisions: Lower School grades PreK-5 and Middle School grades 6-8. Embracing its commitment to academic excellence for more than 50 years, Grey Nun Academy integrates learning with faith and action, while nurturing and encouraging the unique gifts found in each person. Students receive technologically advanced instruction with increasing specialization throughout their school career.  Together, the members of the Grey Nun Academy community inspire responsibility and compassion while preparing students to succeed in a changing world.
  • 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newtown
     St. Andrew School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 709 students
    3.5 miles
    51 Wrights Rd
    Newtown, PA 18940
    (215) 968-2685
    3.5 PK-8
  • Morrisville
    Grades: PK-8 | 314 students
    2.5 miles
    995 Reading Ave
    Morrisville, PA 19067
    (215) 493-3867
    2.5 PK-8
  • Cranberry Township
    Grades: 9-12 | 593 students
    274.2 miles
    1617 Rt. 228
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    (412) 321-4823
    274.2 9-12
  • Erie
    Grades: 9-12 | 544 students
    297.6 miles
    538 E Grandview Blvd
    Erie, PA 16504
    (814) 824-2210
    297.6 9-12
  • Fairless Hills
    Grades: PK-8 | 252 students
    5.3 miles
    235 S Olds Blvd
    Fairless Hills, PA 19030
    (215) 547-1800
    5.3 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
GNA is a wonderful school and community. The teachers are enthusiastic and provide a positive, safe and rewarding atmosphere in which all students learn and grow.
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What a gem! GNA is a special place. The faculty and staff are welcoming, caring, and attentive to students and parents. Students are held to a higher standard and have the support they need to accomplish great things. Make an investment in your child and send him/her to Grey Nun! You won't be disappointed!
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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.
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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
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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!
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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!
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