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Onward and upward

Holy Ghost Prep senior James Corbett, the 2021 PIAA District One individual cross-country champion and one of the top students in HGP's Class of 2022, is pondering a future that will have continuing to look forward as a collegiate runner, while also gazing upward as his intended field of study is aerospace engineering.

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Amanda Coopersmith will retire at the end of 2021-22 school year

Holy Ghost Prep science teacher Amanda Coopersmith will retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Coopersmith’s background as a scientist and her innate ability to connect with her students—combined with the fact that she’s a fixture at HGP sporting events and school shows—has made her a beloved and award-winning teacher at Ghost. (photo courtesy of Douglas Benedict/Academic Image)

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Humbly serving others

Serving others is part of Holy Ghost Prep senior Matt Gleason’s DNA. When two local nonprofits, Riverfront North Partnership and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, recently teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 250 trees along the Pennypack Creek in Northeast Philadelphia, Gleason was there with a shovel and wheelbarrow to help.

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Why HGP?

At Holy Ghost Prep, 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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9:1

Student-to-teacher ratio

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72%

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

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75

Number of student clubs/activities

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100%

HGP graduates accepted into four-year colleges and universities

291

Number of students enrolled in a fine arts class

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115

Average number of colleges and universities that visit HGP each year

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1280

Average SAT score

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75%

Graduates take at least one AP or honors course

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18

Average class size

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10,280

Number of community service hours logged by HGP students last year

Signature HGP Programs

Forensics

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.

LEAP

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 2021 College Destinations

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