Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church : Profile

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826 Second Avenue
Blue Bell, PA 19422-1257
(610) 292-9852
Location: Mid East
Calendar: Quarter

Get a snapshot of Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church with this general overview, including student enrollment and graduation rates, average test scores, student demographics, and more.

Mission Statement

The Reformed Episcopal Seminary continues a tradition that began in 1887, when it was founded as The Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church. The Reformed Episcopal Church was established in 1873 by evangelical Episcopalians in response to developments in the Protestant Episcopal Church of that day. By 1877, the necessity of providing formal theological education for future Reformed Episcopal clergy led to a number of experiments in providing ministry training. On March 6,1886 Harriet S. Benson, a Philadelphia Reformed Episcopalian, proposed to create a trust to build and administer a denominational seminary and a massive new church in West Philadelphia. Miss Benson's trust was unanimously received by the General Council of the Reformed Episcopal Church. The corner­stone of the Seminary building was laid in October 1886, and the Seminary was opened for its first classes in September 1887. Throughout its fruitful history, the Reformed Episcopal Seminary has distinguished itself as Evangelical, proclaiming Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and seeking to build up its students in faith and devotion; Catholic, affirming the faith of the apostles and of the early creeds, while also rejoicing with those everywhere who confess Christ Jesus as Lord; Protestant, holding to the Reformation doctrines of the primacy and sufficiency of Scripture and justification by grace through faith; Ecumenical, welcoming students from a variety of church groups and backgrounds into a community of ministerial training; Episcopal, holding to the worship, doctrine, and order of the English Reformation.

School Characteristics

Student Population
Private not-for-profit University
Private not-for-profit
Not available per year

Length of Study: Four or more years
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal Church, Reformed

Test Scores & GPA

Average GPA: GPA Unavailable
Average ACT: Not Available
Average SAT: Not Available

School Profile

Total Enrollment: 15
Retention Rate: Not Available
Graduation Rate: Not Available

School Accreditation

National: No

Regional: Not Available
Federal: No

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School data was obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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