Grey Nun Academy Receives $75,000 Grant from Connelly Foundation

April 30, 2018 -- Yardley, PA -- Grey Nun Academy, the only independent, Catholic, coeducational lower and middle school in Bucks County, PA, has received a generous $75,000 grant from the Connelly Foundation, earmarked for technology improvements and security initiatives across the organization.

The award allows the Academy to place a concentrated effort on improving connectivity with all its constituents and upgrading security through a variety of measures. The Academy will also fund expenses to train faculty, staff, and administration on an upgraded database management system, and will install a new server within the upcoming academic school year.

“We are deeply grateful to the Connelly Foundation for awarding Grey Nun Academy a very generous $75,000 grant, which allows our school to invest in student-centered technology and security enhancements to the benefit of our students, faculty, staff, and families,” said Grey Nun Academy Head of School Deborah Kost. “Ours is an academically rigorous curriculum in which children receive technologically advanced instruction with increasing specialization throughout their school career; therefore, the opportunity to implement these enhancements means a great deal to our school. The grant we received from the Connelly Foundation will enrich the quality of education our students receive for many years to come.“

“The Connelly Foundation supports non-profit organizations with strong leadership, sound ideas, and attainable and well-defined goals, and Grey Nun Academy most certainly met our criteria,” said Emily C. Riley, Executive Vice President of the Connelly Foundation. “Ultimately, these enhancements will benefit countless Grey Nun Academy families who reside in and around the Bucks County region, so we are happy to support the school in their endeavors.”

About Grey Nun Academy

Founded in 1963 by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Grey Nun Academy is an independent, Catholic, coeducational, Lower (PreK-5) and Middle school (6-8) in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Academy's mission is to offer an academically rich curriculum that meets the unique needs of individual students while respecting the rights, interests, and dignity of each child. Grey Nun Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and dually accredited by Middle States Association and AdvancED. 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. To learn more, please visit: or call 215-968-4151.

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