Bensalem Township School District
|Bensalem Township School District|
3000 Donallen Drive
|Superintendent||Dr. Samuel Lee|
The school district covers approximately 21 square miles (54 km2) and enrolls approximately 6,000 students.
Within the district are six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The oldest school in the district is Bensalem High School, which was established in 1923, and Cornwells Elementary School is the newest, established in 1998. Grounds for Cornwells were acquired in six parts, the oldest dating back to 1822.
- Belmont Elementary School, est. 1970
- Cornwells Elementary School, est. 1998
- Samuel K. Faust Elementary School, est. 1956
- Benjamin Rush Elementary School, est. 1964
- Struble Elementary School, est. 1975
- Valley Elementary School, est. 1975
- Robert K. Shafer Middle School, est. 1980
- Cecelia Snyder Middle School, est. 1958
- Bensalem High School, est. 1923
The district offers a variety of clubs, activities and sports.
By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students in the district, including those who attend a private nonpublic school, cyber charter school, charter school and those homeschooled, are eligible to participate in the extracurricular programs, including all athletics. They must meet the same eligibility rules as the students enrolled in the district's schools.
In 1998, the Bensalem Township School Board approved the charter school application for School Lane Charter School. The school opened up on the site of the Old Cornwells Elementary School located in the Eddington section of Bensalem. The school now serves grades K-12 after its recent expansion and is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
- Home-Schooled, Charter School Children Can Participate in School District Extracurricular Activities, Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Press Release, November 10, 2005