HGP News

Tim Devine’s Division One dream comes true

Holy Ghost Prep senior Tim Devine has been the starting varsity soccer goalie for the Firebirds for the past four years. And like anyone who has played the game, Devine has dreamt of playing collegiately at the Division One level. On Nov. 15, Devine saw his Division One dream become a reality as he signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of South Florida (USF). (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio) 

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Surpassing their lofty goal

For a fifth straight year, English department chair Justin Goulet ’99 and a group of students delivered nonperishable food items to Preston & Steve’s annual “Campout for Hunger,” benefiting Philabundance. The group blew their goal of delivering 5,000 pounds of food out of the water—ultimately collecting 8,620.5 pounds.

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HGP’s 2023 Spiritan Immersion college bus tour is a success

HGP’s College Guidance Office expanded on its tradition of offering a college bus tour trips with a Spiritan Immersion college tour from Nov. 8-11. The bus tour took 42 HGP students (21 sophomores, 21 juniors) on visits to Denison University, the University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh. 

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HGP’s cross-country team wins fourth straight District One title  

The Holy Ghost Prep cross-country team captured a fourth straight PIAA District One Class 2A cross-country team title on October 27 at Lehigh University. The Firebirds had four top-10 finishers in the District One race and all four were district medalists: senior Papakojo Danquah (fourth place), junior Daniel Perez (fifth place), senior Maurece Jean-Brian (ninth place), senior Brendan DiEnna (10th place).

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Why HGP?

At Holy Ghost Prep, a premier all-boys high school, classes are small, so interaction is a given. With a 9-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, our unmatched faculty will get to personally know each student, as well as his hopes and dreams. All of our graduates go to college, so students leave Ghost perfectly equipped to make those dreams come true.

HGP Statistics

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$2.2 million

Total amount of merit and need-based scholarship money for the 2020-21 school year



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of HGP students played at least one school sport during 2020-21 school year



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HGP graduates accepted into four-year colleges and universities


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Average number of colleges and universities that visit HGP each year



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Graduates take at least one AP or honors course



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Number of community service hours logged by HGP students last year

Signature HGP Programs


Our forensics program, led by Pat McGhee, is a national power that has produced over 100 individual state champions and 27 individual national champions.

College Guidance

One of Holy Ghost Prep’s undeniable strengths is our success in finding the right fit college for each student. One hundred percent of our students go onto college—many of them to the finest colleges and universities in the country. 

Robotics Program

Holy Ghost Prep’s Robotics students use the Engineering Design Process to design and build VEX robots for competition.


Our one-of-a-kind Leadership Externship Advantage Program (LEAP) partners Holy Ghost Prep juniors with alumni who have succeeded in the professional world.

Service Immersion

HGP students learn to serve others on school-sponsored mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, and West Virginia.

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Class of 2023 College Destinations

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