Holy Ghost Preparatory School

Bensalem, PA
Contact: (215) 639-0811

Overview

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. Holy Ghost Preparatory School aspires to form young men morally, intellectually, and spiritually.

Holy Ghost Preparatory School is a Roman Catholic secondary educational institution founded by the members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans. Holy Ghost Preparatory School serves God by serving each student through a commitment to excellence in liberal arts and sciences education and through a deep concern for moral, spiritual, and ethical values, grounded in the traditions of Roman Catholicism and the Congregation of the Holy Spirit.

The motto of Holy Ghost Preparatory School is Cor Unum Et Anima Una, which means, "One Heart and One Mind." This is the cornerstone of the institution. It is the mission of the school to form the heart in the values of the Roman Catholic religious tradition and the mind, the complete individual, in the teachings of the Gospel as reflected in the Spiritan tradition. This tradition calls for a particular concern for the poor and oppressed. Thus, One Heart and One Mind leads to the total educational experience: diversity in thought, openness to new possibilities,impetus for change, and service to the poor in the spirit of the Gospel.

We at Holy Ghost Preparatory School feel that this diversity in thought originates in the classroom. We reject the notion that the basic purpose of education is job training. We firmly believe in the value of the study of arts and sciences in the development of a thinking person whose beliefs and values are not subject to the whims of current opinion, but rather are based on a knowledge and critical evaluation of the past and its lessons for the present. We strive to develop a student who is capable of approaching an issue with an appreciation of its complexity and a rejection of the superficial, the simplistic or the merely expedient.

The liberally-educated mind should be able to bring to a discussion knowledge and insight from several disciplines and synthesize these in a genuine quest for truth. Holy Ghost Preparatory School pursues the truth, and sees God in all that it undertakes. It is our age-old belief that a solid, Catholic education in the modern era must seek to inculcate in each student a firm appreciation of and an unwavering fidelity to the beliefs and principles taught by Christ through the Catholic Church while also imbuing within each student a deep respect for the beliefs of others. Such an education must strive to fill a student with a sense of humanity and justice, a concern for the downtrodden and oppressed, and a Christ-like love for all people.

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