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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Holy Ghost Preparatory School is an elite, private, all-boys, Catholic school located in Bensalem, PA. It has 467 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Tuition is $19,500 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
2429 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
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Telephone
(215) 639-2102
Organization Memberships
NAIS, NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1270
140 responses
Average ACT
30
50 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • The school dances are out of this world intense
    22%
  • Charity ball
    15%
  • Mother & Son Dance
    15%
  • Father & Son Service Projects
    11%
  • Father & Son Breakfast
    11%
  • Senior retreat
    11%
  • September Family Barbecue
    7%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
467
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Holy Ghost Preparatory School is an all boys Catholic school in Bensalem, that is dedicated to preparing young men for college and for life after that. Holy Ghost offers students a challenging course load, supported by great teachers who are ready to guide and help students. While Holy Ghost's main focus is to prepare students for the academic rigor they will experience in college, the school does a great job of instilling young men with good values that will help through out their life. Furthermore the school is still improving by starting projects like a new stem center and completing a new building dedicated to activities like music and sports. Holy Ghost Prep is a great school that will help shape a young man into a well rounded, and prepared college student and adult.
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Unique in that it has a student body diverse in socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. However, the racial diversity is somewhat lacking, but it is still present and the school sets goals to increase diversity. First, the administration needs a lot of revamping. The school thinks that it is the most prestigious school in the area when it is not, and the administration will give you a lot of pushback. Second, the student culture. Though the teachers are absolutely phenomenal, the students often do not live up to that same standard. The honors and AP students are much different from the standard level. Third, college placement. The guidance department works incredibly hard to give students resources and work with them, but it is VERY hard to get in to the top 20 schools let alone the top ten. You will get scholarship money, but this school is better for getting kids a full ride to an OK college than getting them into the Ivy League (or even top catholic schools like Georgetown).
Holy Ghost is simply a phenomenal place to grow into an adult. I can't imagine being better prepared in college to write a paper, deliver a speech, write a lab report, or take on a leadership role in a student organization. The teachers at HGP are caring, and by senior year, you'll be happy to call some of them life-long friends. There is truly an aspect of brotherhood among classmates that shows itself most when one of the boys is in trouble. The school has world-class sports and after-school programs, and the moderators of each program are second-to-none. Attending Holy Ghost was one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I'm proud to be the person i am today because of my time at HGP.