Grey Nun Academy Named Finalist in Two Categories for Best of Bucks Contest


Earns Recognition in Best Private School and Best Teacher Categories

May 10, 2016 -- Yardley, PA -- Grey Nun Academy, an independent, Catholic, elementary school serving students in PreK through eighth grade, captured two finalist awards in the category of Best Private School and Best Teacher in Bucks County, PA from the Bucks Happening List.

Both The Academy itself and The Academy's Kindergarten teacher, Mary Beth McGinty, were singled out as representing the best the area has to offer in education for area students.

Bucks Happening conducted an online listing for area private schools and submissions were tabulated with five area finalists selected. They conducted an online contest which offered schools an opportunity for their constituents to vote for their choice of the best in the county. To ensure fairness and accuracy in The Happening List competition, an extensive audit process was in place while tabulating the results. Each year thousands of area participants vote to determine their favorites in multiple categories during the contest.

Deborah Kost, Head of School at Grey Nun Academy, was pleased with the results. “Our school is an exceptional learning environment. We make certain to provide a superior education that celebrates the whole child – mind, heart, body, and spirit. Our school is dedicated to living its mission every day. Our teachers are compassionate and dedicated, and Mary Beth McGinty is deserving of this recognition. She has been teaching our young students for 32 years and continues to bring joy to the learning experience in multiple ways. Mary Beth is a key member of the faculty that lights the way for young students to begin their academic journey and discover their potential. We are proud and grateful to have her on staff as she not only educates our young students, but also serves as a mentor for other teachers within our community.

“I love what I do," says Mary Beth McGinty. “The smiles of young students illuminate this world and enrich my life immensely. Teaching offers daily rewards, and I enjoy working at a school where everybody feels welcome. Our students are excited to learn, and teachers know and care about the children not only as students, but also as individuals.”

“Grey Nun Academy students are curious about the world. They are observant and unafraid, willing to explore, problem solve and discover ways to find solutions. Preparing young students to excel and guiding them to experience success today helps to lay the foundation that enables each child to carry it forward. This is my calling," added McGinty.

Interested in learning more about Grey Nun Academy? Contact Director of Enrollment, Lisa Grabowski at 215-968-4151 or Visit our website at

About Grey Nun Academy

Founded in 1963 by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Grey Nun Academy is a Catholic, independent, co-educational elementary school in Bucks County, PA for children grades PreK3 through Eighth grade. The Academy's mission is to offer an academically rich curriculum that meets the unique needs of individual students, respecting the rights, interests, and dignity of each child. The Academy welcomes children of all faiths and cultures. The school's educational process leads children to embrace and promote peace and social justice in our world. Grey Nun Academy is an accredited independent school and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS).

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