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Here is some information about the area we are blessed to serve as well as school districts and local Christian schools in our area.

Communities

Hatboro

The Borough of Hatboro is a small municipality that is surrounded by Upper Moreland Township in Montgomery County to the west, south, and east; and Warminster Township in Bucks County to the north. The Pennypack Creek runs through the center of town under Pennsylvania Route 263 (York Road) and through the municipality.

The town of Hatboro is located on land purchased from William Penn by the family of Nicholas More around 1705. The first land titles in town were issued in 1711. Original construction by early residents of the town occurred between 1715 and 1719. Early settlement pre-dating the Hatboro name occurred in the Crooked Billet area east of York Road, between Moreland Avenue and Byberry Road.

Early resident John Dawson entertained guests at the Crooked Billet Inn as well as manufacturing a line of hats. When the post office opened in 1809 the town was officially called Hatborough. U.S. Postmaster General John Wanamaker officially changed the name of the town in the 1880s to Hatboro. The Union Library Company of Hatboro, the third library company to be founded in Pennsylvania, was formed in 1755. This building still stands on its original site today and still serves as a library. George Washington and his troops passed through the town numerous times during 1777 in pursuit of British Troops. The Battle of Crooked Billet was fought in 1778. The year 1811 saw the construction of the Loller Academy, the first bank was built in 1873, and railroad service connected to Hatboro in 1874.

Horsham

Horsham Township is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Township was established in 1717 by Samuel Carpenter who was from the town of Horsham in Sussex County, England.

Horsham Township is a home rule municipality in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The Township, incorporated in 1717, is one of the oldest original municipalities in Montgomery County. Although it retains the word "Township" in its official name, it has been governed by a Home Rule Charter since 1975 and is therefore not subject to the Pennsylvania Township Code.

The population was 26,147 at the 2010 census. Horsham Township covers an area of 17 square miles, 89.70 miles of which are township roads. There are 23.72 miles of state roads and 1.5 miles of county roads. Horsham Township is made up of several community areas including Horsham (19044) and portions of the Hatboro (19040), Ambler (19002), Chalfont (18914) and North Wales (19454) zip codes.

Warminster

Located in central Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Warminster Township is a vibrant community to live, work, and play. There are over 32,000 residents and more than 900 commercial businesses. Warminster is easily accessible to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-95, and major regional bus and train corridors.

In 1711, Warminster Township was founded and later organized as a Second-Class Township. This designation of a Second-Class Township outlines the powers granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Township. Warminster’s authority is restricted to those powers specifically authorized by the Commonwealth. The Township provides a variety of leisure services including 409 acres of passive and active parks, Benjamin Wilson Senior Center, and Five Ponds Golf Club, to name a few. Warminster also prides itself in fostering strong business organizations including the Warminster Rotary Club, Greater Warminster Chamber of Commerce, and Warminster Kiwanis. Warminster’s business campus and office/professional industrial business areas offer a variety of commercial uses and provide many economic development opportunities. Although Warminster’s historical roots run deep, the Township is an emerging leader in environmental, technological, and economic practices.

Warrington

Warrington Township is located in central Bucks County, approximately 20 miles north of central Philadelphia. The Township encompasses 13.5 square miles, being bordered on the north by New Britain, Warwick, and Doylestown Townships, on the east by Warminster Township, and on the south and west by Montgomery and Horsham Townships. The Township is comprised of the unincorporated villages of Eureka, Neshaminy, Tradesville, and Warrington.

Until the late 1950’s, the Township was primarily rural in character, at which time a transition in land use from rural-agricultural to suburban and single-family residential began. Because of this change, the development of the Township became regulated by the Zoning Code and sub-division regulations in 1981, allowing multi-family house units within the Township. The Township has evolved into a commuter-oriented community, based on employment opportunities in the metropolitan Philadelphia labor market. The Pennsylvania Turnpike is approximately six miles south, and Routes 611 and 309 provide North to South transit to the metropolitan centers of Philadelphia and Trenton. Passenger transportation is provided by SEPTA as well to accommodate the volume of commuters from our Township.

Southampton

Southampton, PA is a namesake of Southampton, England, the seaport from which adventurous followers of William Penn sailed to the Province of Pennsylvania. By 1685, Southampton was recognized by the Provincial Council as a township, and it was not until 1929 that the township was divided into Upper Southampton and Lower Southampton.

Farming was the way of life for most Southampton residents throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries, and roads were constructed from farm to mill, to market and to church. Second Street Pike was the thoroughfare used to carry produce by horse and wagon to the markets in Philadelphia. In the mid 1800's the villages of Davisville, Churchville, and Southamptonville (formerly "Fetter's Corner") sprouted at the various crossroads in the township, and Second Street Pike became a toll road.

The railroad arrived in the 1870's and brought with it many changes. "Southamptonville" was shortened to Southampton, and farmers now had a faster and more efficient way to market their milk and produce. Tradesmen and craftsmen opened shops along Second Street Pike, and residents began commuting into Philadelphia. Changes continued through the 20th Century. Electricity and telephone lines were installed, and Street Road has been widened and a railroad overpass constructed, necessitating the removal and/or demolition of the toll house, several shops and residences.

Upper Southampton Township has embraced industry and development, but retains a certain small-town feeling. It is a "nice place to live."

Upper Moreland

Upper Moreland Township occupies an area of 7.5 square miles in the northeastern corner of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The 2010 census reported a total population of 24,015. Upper Moreland is part of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area and is approximately 15 miles north of downtown Philadelphia. The Township is bordered by the Montgomery County communities of Hatboro, Upper Dublin, Abington, Bryn Athyn, and Lower Moreland while Bucks County lies to the north.

William Penn presented the tract of land including present day Upper Moreland to Nicholas More in 1682. At the time, the area was referred to as the “Manor of Mooreland.” Moreland Township was first used to describe the tract in the 18th century but the present day boundaries were not fixed until 1916 when a line was drawn through the valley of the Pennypack Creek and two municipalities were created: Upper and Lower Moreland Townships. In 1930, Upper Moreland was formally organized as a Township of the First Class and its governmental structure and powers are derived from the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Upper Moreland is primarily a residential community with distinctive neighborhoods that are complemented by several thriving business, industrial, and commercial districts. Major highways serving the Township include the Pennsylvania Turnpike, with the Willow Grove Interchange located in Upper Moreland, and Route 611, which links the area with Doylestown to the north and Philadelphia to the south.

Lower Moreland

Lower Moreland is a 340 year-old community adjacent to one of the largest cities in the U.S. With award winning schools, quaint shops, historic districts, beautiful parks and access to 1,500 acres of preserved meadows, woodlands and miles of trails, Lower Moreland is one of the best small-town communities in America.

Lower Moreland is a First-Class Township under Pennsylvania Law and is home to a population of about 13,200 residents living in an area of 7 square miles. More than 20% of residents are foreign-born, adding to the rich cultural fabric of the community. Nearly 2,000 businesses call the community home as well. The Township is served by two SEPTA Regional Rail stations along with express train service to center city Philadelphia. Just minutes to all that a world-class city has to offer - but a world away from the hustle and bustle - makes Lower Moreland a great place to live and work.

Lower Moreland Township is a part of what originally was a 10,000 acre land grant William Penn made to Nicholas Moore in 1682 at the founding of Pennsylvania. After Moore’s death in 1689, his children began to sell off pieces of what was then the “Manor of Moreland.” When Montgomery County was established in 1784, 2/3 of the Manor of Moreland became a part of the new county and shortly thereafter became “Moreland Township.” In 1916, Moreland Township again was divided, establishing the municipalities of Bryn Athyn, Upper Moreland and Lower Moreland.

School Districts

Hatboro-Horsham School District

The School District of Hatboro-Horsham is one of the finest school districts in Pennsylvania, where we view everyone as a "Champion of Learning." Our suburban Philadelphia school district of approximately 5000 students is a forward-thinking, progressive educational organization with a rich history of academic excellence that we will strive to exceed as we move into the future.

Centennial School District

Since 1727, the Centennial community has valued educational excellence and innovation. Our district is rich in history, which is due to its location in historic Bucks County and a continued commitment to educational excellence and innovation. Located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the Centennial School District is comprised of Warminster Township, Upper Southampton Township, and Ivyland Borough. We have approximately 5,900 students in grades K-12. Our district has three elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Each facility has state of the art resources and an emphasis on 21st century skills, global awareness, and innovative practices. Our Planetarium and Special Experience Room, which is at our high school, also includes a 21st Century Learning Lab that provides our students with state of the art technology experiences. Students at all levels utilize this creative learning space that brings concepts to life and provides meaningful learning experiences. Centennial is a key partner in planning educational programming and exhibits for the surrounding community.

The mission statement of Centennial School District is evidenced daily in our strong emphasis on academics, athletics, and the arts. These programs have remained vibrant and robust, and we understand the importance of supporting students’ unique skills, talents, and passion for learning in a variety of areas. Our traditions are centered on these three key areas, and every student has an opportunity to succeed. A strong focus for our administrative team is creating safe and welcoming learning environments and implementing K-12 programs that focus on the unique qualities of every learner. Our schools are connected, unified communities designed to inspire our students at every level. Our CSD Pride is strong, and all stakeholders put students first every day, in every decision. Our students are the future, and we excitedly anticipate the amazing accomplishments that will grow from our commitment to providing them the best educational experience.

Central Bucks School District

Encompassing more than 120 square miles in the heart of beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania – the Central Bucks School District (CBSD) is the third largest school district in Pennsylvania. CBSD serves students in grades kindergarten through twelve in nine municipalities: the boroughs of Chalfont, Doylestown and New Britain; and the townships of Buckingham, Doylestown, New Britain, Plumstead, Warrington and Warwick - a population of more than 101,000. More than 3,000 faculty and staff serve more than 18,000 students in 15 elementary, 5 middle, and 3 high schools.

An award-winning staff development program and careful planning for growth have resulted in a quality school district that provides a world-class education that is in keeping with the community’s resources. Central Bucks students regularly perform well above state averages on all standardized tests when compared to peers locally, and at the state level.

Upper Moreland School District

Upper Moreland School District is located in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Township has a general population of 25,000 residents who are served by the post offices of Willow Grove, Hatboro, and Huntingdon Valley, although due to postal and municipal boundaries, many students served by the Hatboro post office attend Hatboro-Horsham School District, while others served by the Huntingdon Valley post office attend Lower Moreland schools.

A K-12 public school system, Upper Moreland School District has four schools to educate its 3200 students: Upper Moreland Primary School (UMPS, Grades K-2), Upper Moreland Intermediate School (UMIS, Grades 3-5), Upper Moreland Middle School (UMMS, Grades 6-8), which all sit at the district's campus at Orangeman's Rd. & Byberry Rd. in the Hatboro section of Upper Moreland. The Upper Moreland High School (UMHS, Grades 9-12) sits on Terwood Road in Willow Grove, directly adjacent to the Warminster Line of SEPTA Regional Rail, and its campus includes the school district's administration building and bus garage.

Lower Moreland School District

The Lower Moreland Township School District is a public school district in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The school district serves the Township of Lower Moreland, a Philadelphia suburb of about 11,000 people. There are three schools: Pine Road Elementary School (K-5), Murray Avenue School (6-8), and Lower Moreland High School.

Council Rock School District

The district covers 72 square miles and is comprised of five municipalities: Newtown Borough and the Townships of Newtown, Northampton, Upper Makefield, and Wrightstown. As of the 2010 census, the total population of the school district was approximately 73,110.

The task of educating over 11,000 students, K-12, is a large one and requires the increasing attention and devoted efforts of over 900 teachers and supervisors, as well as clerical, custodial, maintenance and cafeteria employees who support the instructional program in the fifteen schools. The school district is by far the largest employer in the area. The school district operates ten elementary schools (grades K-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), and two high schools (grades 9-12). Council Rock is also one of four participating school districts in the Middle Bucks Area Vocational-Technical School located in Jamison, PA.

Area Christian Schools:

Plumstead Christian School

Plumstead Christian School is a PreK-12 independent, nondenominational Christian school that educates students to think biblically, serve effectively, and lead Christ-centered lives.

Valley Christian School

Valley Christian School is a private Christian school serving Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties, providing excellent, Christ-centered preschool to 8th grade education.

Philadelphia Montgomery Christian Academy

Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy, commonly known as Phil-Mont Christian Academy, is a selective private Christian school serving grades K-12.

Calvary Christian School

Calvary Christian Academy, a Pre-K through 12th-grade school committed to graduating students that love Jesus, love others and love learning. CCA is more than just a school with Christian teachers and a Bible-infused curriculum, it is a community of educators dedicated to discipling, teaching and training our students in excellence and in truth.