Holy Ghost Prep

  • 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.

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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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1897
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1995

Student Body

Total Students491 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Holy Ghost Prep Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Number of AP Courses20 courses
Average SAT score1250
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Blazer, tie, pants, etc)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,500
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$9,000
Admissions DirectorRyan Abramson
Admissions AssociateCindy McDonald

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
Flag FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Washington
    Grades: PK-12 | 1183 students
    15.1 miles
    340 Morris Rd
    Fort Washington, PA 19034
    (267) 405-7070
    15.1 PK-12
    1183
  • Glenside
    La Salle College High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1108 students
    12.9 miles
    8605 Cheltenham Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
    (215) 233-2911
    12.9 9-12
    1108
  • Jenkintown
    Grades: PK-12 | 589 students
    9.4 miles
    575 Washington Ln
    Jenkintown, PA 19046
    (215) 576-3984
    9.4 PK-12
    589
  • Newtown
    George School
    (Friends)
    Grades: 9-12
    10.3 miles
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    Newtown, PA 18940
    (215) 579-6547
    10.3 9-12
    n/a
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: 9-12 | 1103 students
    2.2 miles
    11201 Academy Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
    (215) 637-1800
    2.2 9-12
    1103

School Reviews

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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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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $8,004 for elementary schools and $16,439 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).