Perkiomen School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 215-679-9511
200 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
  • Perkiomen School is an independent, college preparatory, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 6-12, PG, located in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania. Perkiomen School`s rigorous academic program is implemented through an innovative educational model combining the best of traditional education with practical skills to thrive in a global community.
  • We inspire our students to risk becoming their best, while providing the support of dedicated faculty, unique experiences, and access to advanced technology, both in and out of the classroom. With the freedom to explore their personal identities and interests, Perkiomen students develop the character, intellect, and courage needed to make their individual goals a reality.

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  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars  
    Cornell University
    One of my favorite aspects of Perkiomen is the rich diversity. Throughout my time there, my peers and mentors represented no less than 6 religions, at least 14 countries, and every income bracket.. . .
Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Perkiomen SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered6-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18751910
Campus Size185 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment332 students310 students
% Students of Color
15%
21%
% International Students
38%
20%
% Students Boarding
60%
67%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3017
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$15 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,300$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$35,400$30,250
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsAbby Parish Moser

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3017
CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP German Language, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Macro Economics, AP Micro Economics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art 2D Design, AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio, AP US Government and Politics, AP US 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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1515
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2124
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Art and Literature Magazine, Cum Laude, Environment Club, Griffin (yearbook), International Club, Math Club, Middle School Math League, Middle School Senate, Model United Nations, Reading Olympics, Student Diversity and Leadership Council (SDLC), Student Newspaper, Student Senate, Tour Guides

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Jazz Club, Middle School Band and Strings, Middle School Chorus, Perkiomen Chorale (Upper School), Rock Band, String Ensemble

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Perkiomen School is moving forward, leading and challenging our students to build competency and confidence.  More than ever, today`s students need to be lifelong learners with strong core skills like adaptability, creativity, and the ability to recognize opportunities.  Perkiomen students are inspired to learn and practice these skills within the Entrepreneur and Medical Institutes. But results materialize only when theory meets application. Without the space to brainstorm, to build, to design, to boldly fail and try again these skills are just theoretical.  Our on-campus Innovation Center and off-site experience partners provide the spaces and places for student discovery.  The institutes are an evolution of fulfilling our school mission to inspire students to risk becoming their best and a launch point to apply their knowledge to both solve problems and add value in today`s changing world. 
  • Perkiomen 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 - Cahmpion AMA ATV Pro Motorcross Champion

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