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Excellent educational opportunities exist for residents of Lower Bucks County. Area K-12 students are served by top-quality school districts and several private schools. All schools offer a strong core curriculum along with fine arts classes, activities, groups, sports and specialized programs. Teachers and administrators are highly educated and have a passion for their work, and parents are committed towards education and are actively involved in the learning process.

Many opportunities for alternative and specialized learning programs are available in the area. The Bucks County Technical High School is a comprehensive high school, offering a wide range of career, technical and pre-professional programs to students with strong abilities and interests in their chosen areas. School Lane Charter School, the first charter school in Bucks County and the first suburban K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, was developed to provide teachers and students with innovative choices, opportunities and resources in public education. George School is a Quaker co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. The school promotes a college preparatory curriculum and maintains high academic standards and Quaker values for a small yet diverse student population.

Lower Bucks County residents have access to many institutes of higher education. Bucks County Community College is an affordable way to earn a quality education close to home. With campuses in Newtown and Bristol, the college offers nearly 90 programs of study, associate degrees, certificate programs, continuing education and business and industry training. Extensive modern facilities are available at the campuses and both credit and non-credit classes are offered days and evenings.

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Holy Family University and LaSalle University have branch campuses in Newtown. Holy Family is a four-year Catholic university presenting more than 45 degree programs. In addition to baccalaureate degrees, the university offers graduate programs and accelerated programs for adults. LaSalle University offers certificate programs and courses toward undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. The university prides itself on small class sizes, a nationally recognized honors program and a highly educated and passionate faculty. Philadelphia Biblical University in Langhorne presents options for undergraduate and graduate degrees and continuing degree programs. The university also features highly skilled and experienced faculty, active campus life programs and numerous events throughout the year.

ITT Technical Institute in Bensalem offers technology-related, career-focused degree programs. The Institute boasts five schools: the School of Information Technology, the School of Electronics Technology, the School of Drafting and Design, the School of Business and the School of Criminal Justice. Pierce College, attended predominantly by working adult learners, is a four-year private institution offering degree programs in several areas of study. Practical skills and modern technology combined with flexible class schedules present first-rate educational opportunities to those with busy lifestyles.

Philadelphia University is a private institution offering courses leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Additionally, students can obtain a BS degree in one of nine majors in an accelerated delivery format. The university boasts small class sizes, state-of-the-art research facilities and modern technology. It is also distinguished as a frontrunner in the fields of architecture, design, engineering business, textiles and health and sciences. Strayer University offers quality education designed for working adults. Affordable, convenient and with a supportive staff, the Lower Bucks County campus offers master’s, bachelor’s and degrees associate degrees; diplomas and undergraduate certificates in several areas of study.

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