Spotlight: St. Charles Borromeo School

    St. Charles Borromeo School, a Catholic school serving grades Pre-K 3/4 to 8, has had an extraordinary school year so far.

    Founded in 1920, the school has flourished to be a pillar of Catholic education in Bensalem.

    As St. Charles Borromeo School celebrates its 100 year anniversary this year, they hope to continue to build on the foundation that has given its graduates a competitive advantage, showing a St. Charles education is a long-term value for its graduates.

    This 2019-2020 school year, SCB welcomed a new Principal, Sister Koreen Marie Cote, I.H.M. Sister joins St. Charles with an extended background in school administration and teaching.

    Prior to her appointment, she served as Vice Principal of St. Cecilia’s School in Fox Chase and as Principal of St. Veronica School in North Philadelphia.

    She also spent nine years in Peru, which gave her the opportunity to be immersed in Peruvian culture and become bilingual. “It has been a pleasure working with the faculty, staff, parents and students as we invest our energy and our time in the Catholic education of our students,” says Sister Koreen.

    As a recipient of the 21st Century Learning Grant provided by The PA Department of Education, the school has successfully implemented enrichment programs such as after school tutoring.

    This program is offered during non-school hours, and helps students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects.

    SCB has also been designated by the Archdiocese as a Pilot School for the new STREAM Curriculum.

    STREAM refers to a model that integrates science, technology, religion, engineering, art and math.

    This program has allowed teachers to assign hands-on, collaborative projects that train students to be innovative, creative and systematic problem‐solvers across disciplines.

    SCB School was also the recipient of the 2019 Best of Bensalem Award. This award was given due to the recent success in the school’s savvy marketing efforts. “The award is a credit to our exceptional teaching faculty, the team of leaders that have come together to advance the mission of the school, and the school families that have actively participated in those efforts,” says Father Forlano, Pastor.

    Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.

    Transfer Grants of $1,500 are available for students in grades 2-7 coming from a public, charter or home school.

    Welcome to Kindergarten Grants of $1,000 are awarded to each family. Find admissions info online at or call 215-639-3456.

    Follow the school’s social media @scb_bensalem to stay up to date on the latest news!

    PHOTO CAP: Eighth grade SCB students in a 3D Printing class sponsored by the 21st Century Learning Grant.