The Perkiomen School

200 Seminary Street,
Pennsburg, PA 18073
Tel: 215-679-1132
Gr: (Boarding) 6-12 | 347 students
At Perkiomen “students are inspired to risk being their best.” Our mission is carried out through a residential program that instills the importance of being a valuable member of a close-knit community, an academic program that provides access to 36 Honors and AP courses, The Learning Center, study halls and conference periods, and an after school program that encourages students to try something new -- from our nationally recognized baseball program, to “varsity” art, to theater and music, and Model United Nations.
At Perkiomen, our motto: Solvitur Vivendo (Learning through experience) guides us as we inspire students.
Whether Model U.N.
students competing at U.
Penn., band members performing off-campus, or students interacting with the "Burgermeister" in Hildesheim, Germany, active learning is a hallmark of a Perkiomen education.

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2013 School Data
The Perkiomen School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1875 1907
Campus Size 165 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 347 students 300 students
% Students of Color 13% 18%
% International Students 40% 20%
% Students Boarding 66% 67%
Average SAT Score 1635 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1260 - 2230 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 28 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 64% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $6 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$47,800 $47,335
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,900 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 35% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 35% 57%
Director of Admissions Abby Parish Moser  

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 28 15
AP Art History AP Biology
AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP Computer Science A AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition AP Environmental Science
AP European History AP French Literature
AP German Language AP Latin
AP Macro Economics AP Micro Economics
AP Music Theory AP Physics B
AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism AP Physics C Magnetism
AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature
AP Statistics AP Studio Art 2D Design
AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio AP US Government and Politics
AP US History AP World History
Honors Algebra II and Trigonometry Honors Ceramics
Honors Digital Photography Honors English (Grade 10)
Honors Film Foundations Honors Geometry
Honors Pre-Calculus Honors Studio Art


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field


Total Extracurricular Organizations 27 24
ExtracurricularsArts and Literature Magazine (Perkspectives), Class Officers, Cum Laude Society, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Griffin (yearbook), Honor Council, International Club, Jazz Ensemble, Math Club, Middle School Band and Strings, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Math League, Middle School Senate, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Orchestra, People=People (Anti-Bullying Group), Perkiomen Chorale (Upper School), Reading Olympics, Spanish Club, String Ensemble, Student Diversity and Leadership Council (SDLC), Student Newspaper, Student Senate,

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: Middle States
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Al Dubin - Composer (42nd Street, Song Writers Hall of Fame)
    • General Carl Spaatz - Pioneer of Military Aviation and a Founding Father of the US Air Force
    • John Cecil Holm - Playwright (Best Foot Forward, Three Men on a Horse, etc.)
    • Harold Schaeffer - Medical Pioneer in the area of Immune Deficiency
    • Wallace Reid - Silent Film Starr (The Roaring Road, Double Speed, Excuse My Dust)
    • David Orenstein - Former CEO of Aero Bed
    • David Sabin - CEO of Salton Products
    • Richard Kosron - Former producer of
    • Jose Morales - Major League Baseball Player
    • Dustin Wimmer - AMA ATV Pro Motorcross Champion

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Hill School (12.8 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PottstownHill School
    717 East High Street
    (610) 326-1000
    12.8 mi | 518 students | Gr. 9-12
  • West ChesterWesttown School
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA19382
    31.2 mi | 381 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • NewtownGeorge School
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    32.6 mi | 545 students | Gr. 9-12
  • PrincetonThe Hun School of Princeton
    176 Edgerstoune Road
    43.3 mi | 620 students | Gr. 6-12
  • BlairstownBlair Academy
    2 Park Street
    49.3 mi | 450 students | Gr. 9-12
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