Saint Ephrem School

  • We are a Catholic Elementary School for students in Preschool (3 years of age) through eighth grade located in Bensalem, PA. Community we serve: Bensalem, Bristol, Neshaminy, Levittown, Croydon, Feasterville, Penndel, Trevose, Hulmeville and Langhorne.
  • School hours: 7:55am to 2:50pm  Local school districts provide bus transportation for students in K to 8th Grade
  • Discount given for multiple children  $1,500 Transfer Grants for students coming from public school
  • Tuition assistance available to qualified families  PreK program has fulltime teacher and Aide with class of 20 children
  • Before and After CARES program  Hot lunch program available 3 days a week
  • All students from Kindergarten through grade eight attend classes in Math, Science, Social Studies, Religion, English Language, Spanish, Technology, Library Science, and Vocal and Instrumental Music.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students381 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Saint Ephrem School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(see handbook)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,300
Tuition NotesSee website under registration for current costs. PreK-3 and PreK4: $5,000 10 payments of $500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMrs. Gwen Kochanski
Admissions AssociateNone


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
SwimmingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Abrakadoodle Art Classes, Cheerleading, Choir, Computer Club, Forensics, Irish Dancing, Science Explorers, Student Council, Youth Group

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CYO Sports

School Notes

  • We are proud of our tradition of excellence in the education we offer our students. We are a school with a rich history of academic achievement and recognized service to the community. Mindful that each person is the dwelling place of God, we are committed to the development of the whole person. Priests, administrators, faculty members, and staff work cooperatively with parents/guardians to develop each student spiritually, academically, emotionally, physically, and socially. The true Catholic nature of our school is founded on the Good News of Jesus Christ. As a faith community, we give witness to Gospel values which are assimilated through the hearing of the Scriptures, through prayer and worship, and through acts of loving service. In all activities, we strive to nurture the God-given abilities of each student and to create an environment in which continuous learning is highly valued.

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    (215) 547-1800
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    7.7 miles
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    Newtown, PA 18940
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