The Perkiomen School

200 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
Tel: 215-679-9511
Gr: (Boarding) 6-12, PG | 360 students
For 140 years, Perk has been about thinking beyond the box and igniting a passion for learning which lasts a lifetime.
Starting from grade 6, Perk`s comprehensive fine arts and competitive sports programs allow students to risk becoming their best in an inclusive and diverse academic environment.
Perk`s twenty nine AP courses and dedicated office of college counseling ensure that our students have the skills and tools needed to succeed beyond their time at Perk.

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  • Review #1 - Class of 2008Cornell University One of my favorite aspects of Perkiomen is the rich diversity. Throughout my time there, my peers and mentors. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
The Perkiomen School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1875 1910
Campus Size 172 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 360 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * 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
(khaki pants and polo shirt)
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 29 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $15 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,400 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,500 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsAbby Parish Moser

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 29 16
CoursesAP 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 15 14
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track


Total Extracurricular Organizations 23 23
ExtracurricularsArt and Literature Magazine, Class Officers, Cum Laude, Drama Club, Environment Club, Griffin (yearbook), Honor, International Club, Jazz Club, Math Club, Middle School Band and Strings, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Math League, Middle School Senate, Model United Nations, Perkiomen Chorale (Upper School), Reading Olympics, String Ensemble, Student Diversity and Leadership Council (SDLC), Student Newspaper, Student Senate, Tour Guides, Wind Ensemble

School Notes

  • Founded in 1875, The Perkiomen School is an empowering experience that gives students the confidence to explore and grow. Our students have ambitious goals and high ideals. We provide each student with an experience uniquely combining opportunity and challenge, guidance and encouragement. Perk offers an engaging academic program and a world of possibilities in a community that feels like family.
  • Located in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, Perkiomen's 172 acre campus is home to 360 students from over 25 countries and 10 states. Classes average 12 students, with a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. Perkiomen is 45 minutes from Philadelphia, 2 hours from New York City, and 2 1/2 to 3 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
  • Over 150 courses, including 29 AP and 10 Honors courses are offered in the Schumo Academic Center, Hollenbach Academic Center, and the Carnegie Library. Courses include Spanish, Latin, German, and Chinese, plus popular electives. Now in its third year, the iPad program was established to support teaching and learning and to expand opportunities for students to learn beyond the traditional classroom.
  • School accreditations: Middle States
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