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Bensalem High School 

Mission Statement

Bensalem Township School District is a premier educational institution in Bucks County. We provide a first class education for the whole child that challenges and supports each student to discover a passion for learning while designing and achieving a personal vision of success.

Bensalem Township School District Beliefs

  • Each child has unique learning needs.
  • All students can learn and be successful.
  • Success in school can be defined in multiple ways.
  • Our success requires the collaborative support of the entire community.
  • Each member of our school community deserves mutual respect in a safe and healthy environment.
  • While the District maintains fiscal responsibility, decisions should be driven by students’ needs and interests.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Bensalem Township School District is an equal opportunity education facility and employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, or handicap/disability. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: The Director of Human Resources for employment-related discrimination matters and the Director of Special Services for student-related discrimination matters.


Additional information concerning non-discrimination may be obtained via the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at www.ed.gov. The address and phone number for the office that serves your specific area may be obtained at 1-800-421-3481.


In addition, it is the policy of the school district to provide an education and employment environment free from all forms of intimidation, abuse, hostility, offensive behavior, sexual harassment, and unlawful discrimination. For questions or a copy of these policies and the complaint process, contact the Office of the Superintendent at 215-750-2800, ext. 4100.

Building Administration

Mr. William Ferrara, High School Principal

Dr. Nicole Bourque, Assistant Principal

Mr. Brian Butler, Assistant Principal

Dr. Diana Garaitonandia, Assistant Principal

Mr. Stephen Garstka, Assistant Principal

School Counselors

Mr. Frank Kern (A to Desh)

[email protected]

Mrs. Pina Heslin (Desi to Joh)

[email protected]

Ms. Eileen Gallagher (Joi to M)

[email protected]

Mr. Jeff Szczepaniak (N to Sal)

[email protected]

Mrs. Maryann Smith (Sam to Z)

[email protected]

Mrs. Dayna Harrison

[email protected]

District Administration

Dr. Samuel Lee, Superintendent of Schools

Mrs. Kathleen Leon, Assistant to the Superintendent of Teaching & Learning

Dr. Victoria Velazquez, Assistant to the Superintendent of K-12 Administration

Mr. Brian Cohen, Director of Special Services

Mr.  Nicholas Cammarano , Director of Information Technology

Dr. Douglas Ferraro, K-12 Math Supervisor / Data & Assessment Coordinator

Mrs. Kathryn Hinshaw, K-12 ELA Supervisor 

Mr. Brian Allen, Innovation & Instructional Technology Supervisor


Frequently Asked Questions

Question:    Where is the link for Sapphire Community Portal (formerly known as "Community Web Portal")?

Answer:       Sapphire Community (SCP) link is posted on the district's home page.


Question:    Where is the Course Request Form for students?

Answer:       You will find the course request form in Sapphire Community Portal. Please note, this

is an electronic process. The video on the main page of this website has detailed

instructions on how to do it.


Question:    After I complete the online Course Request Form, SCP gives me a printable

form as confirmation. Do I have to print and turn this in?

Answer:       No. The printable confirmation is solely for your reference. There is no need

to print and submit it.


Question:     Who do I talk to for assistance?

Answer:       Each student is assigned a school counselor while enrolled in BHS. Their contact

information is further down on this page.