Bensalem High School

4319 Hulmeville Rd
Bensalem PA  19020

Phone: (215) 750-2800

Bensalem High School is a public high school in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.HistoryOriginal buildingPlanning for the original Bensalem Township High School began in 1920 with the acquisition of land adjoining the school property known as the Cornwells Heights Elementary School, at 2400 Bristol Pike. A. Oscar Martin, registered architect, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was selected to design a building along the lines and scope established by the Board of Education. Mr. Martin had years of experience in designing school buildings. The architect prepared drawings in 1920, using the existing two-story stone building of two classrooms as a nucleus. He developed a progressive planning system of which one unit was constructed that same year. It consisted of one classroom and one end of the central corridor.After final installments and improvements, the building was formally dedicated and opened in March 1930. At the time, only 212 had enrolled in the school.Second buildingDuring the 1940s Bensalem Township had begun an accelerated rate of growth which produced serious over-crowding in the existing schools. By 1945, it was clear that a new high school building was needed. The board purchased a site of 40.345acre of ground from Minnie Hansell on August 31, 1946 for the sum of $18,000. The first plans for a new high school called for a two-story building to accommodate about six hundred students. These plans were formulated under the leadership of Dr. A. Kurtz King, who succeeded Samuel K. Faust as superintendent of schools. The school board and Dr. King weathered the storm of the rejection of funds from the State School Building Authority and the discarding of plans and drawings by H. F. Everett and Associates of Allentown, Pa., architects, in 1947. Planning started from the very beginning again, this time for a one-story school building to house twice the original school population. It involved Dr. King, succeeding superintendents William B. Shellenberger and Robert K. Shafer, and the school directors, who formed the first municipal authority in Bucks County for the erection of school buildings, with the help of the Township Board of Supervisors.

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Bensalem Business Directory March meeting Bensalem High School

Bensalem Business Directory March meeting Bensalem High School
12:00 pm - 03/01/2018

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B-Well Health, Wellness, and Fitness Festival and Expo

B-Well Health, Wellness, and Fitness Festival and Expo
10:00 am - 03/04/2017

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An American Celtic Christmas 2016

An American Celtic Christmas 2016
03:00 pm - 12/03/2016

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