Three public school districts serve Upper Bucks County. Quakertown Community School District (QCSD) serves the townships of Haycock, Milford and Richland, as well as the boroughs of Quakertown, Richlandtown and Trumbauersville. Seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one freshmen center, one high school, two academies and an area technical school compose the district’s facilities.
Students located within the townships of Bridgeton, Durham, Nockamixon, Springfield and Tinicum attend Palisades School District (PSD), which offers three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
Pennridge School District, comprised of seven elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school and one vocational technical school, serves eight Bucks County municipalities: the boroughs of Dublin, Perkasie, Sellersville and Silverdale, and the townships of Bedminster, East Rockhill, Hilltown and West Rockhill.
All three school districts oversee and operate the Upper Bucks County Technical School in Perkasie, a facility that has a long history of providing superior technical education to high school students and postgraduate students in the region. The center’s modern classrooms and amenities are complemented by a highly qualified staff who are dedicated to preparing students for immediate entry into the workforce or various types of higher education possibilities. Students can take advantage of programs, ranging from automotive technology, carpentry, culinary arts and dental careers to graphic communications, healthcare careers and welding and fabrication technology.
Bucks County is also home to a wealth private, parochial and charter schools. Notable options include Quakertown Christian School, United Friends School, Faith Christian Academy, Upper Bucks Christian School, Lansdale Catholic High School, Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Performing Arts, Choctaw Ridge Academy and the River Valley Waldorf School.
The Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22 (BCIU) is another exceptional education-related resource for the county. BCIU is a regional education service agency that works closely with the State Department of Education and local school districts to provide high-quality, affordable programs and services to the area’s public school students. Workshops, computer classes, professional and technical assistance and special education are among some of the offerings discovered through the BCIU. The organization also offers remedial programming, counseling and psychological services and speech and language services to students attending nonpublic schools in Bucks County.
A variety of higher education options are offered in and around the Upper Bucks region. Bucks County Community College (BCCC), a two-year public institution, is a great choice for students interested in occupational programming designed for entry-level employment or for those interested in continuing their education at a four-year college or university. BCCC operates three campuses in the county, including its Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie.
Located in Center Valley, DeSales University is a private, four-year Catholic liberal arts university. DeSales University is ranked among the top master’s universities in the recent America’s Best Colleges report by U.S. News & World Report.
Further options for higher learning include Cedar Crest College in Allentown and Moravian College in Bethlehem. Moravian College stands as America’s sixth-oldest college, offering educational programming founded upon the ideals of John Amos Comenius, a 17th century Moravian leader who is now revered as the father of modern education. Also located in Bethlehem is Lehigh University, the area’s largest institution of higher learning. A private, four-year university enrolling over 4,780 undergraduate and over 2,270 graduate students, Lehigh University has been ranked among the top national research institutions in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Palisades School District
Superintendent – Dr. Francis V. Barnes
District Office, 39 Thomas Free Drive
Kintnersville, PA 18930
Pennridge School District
Superintendent – Dr. Robert Kish
District Office, 1200 N. Fifth Street
Perkasie, PA 18944
Quakertown Community School District
Superintendent – Dr. Lisa Andrejko
District Office, 100 Commerce Drive
Quakertown, PA 18951