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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 381 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,300
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Saint Ephrem School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1969

Student Body

Total Students
381 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Saint Ephrem School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
see handbook

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
See website under registration for current costs. PreK-3 and PreK4: $5,000 10 payments of $500
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Gwen Kochanski
Admissions Associate
None

Sports

Extracurriculars

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:
Band

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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 381 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,300
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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