Perkiomen School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 215-679-9511
200 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
  • Since 1875, Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania has been empowering its students boarding and day, grades 6-12 and PG to risk becoming their personal best.
  • Perkiomen`s dynamic college preparatory curriculum, which includes competitive athletic teams for all students, a broad fine arts department, 30 AP courses, and project-based learning, provides students the opportunity to take control of their future with a truly individualized educational experience.

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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, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18751909
Campus Size172 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment332 students300 students
% Students of Color
15%
20%
% International Students
40%
20%
% Students Boarding
60%
69%
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$54,500
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

  • WHAT MAKES PERKIOMEN STAND APART?  It`s the way we engage, support, and embrace the educational experience of each student, as well as the way we emphasize creative thinking in preparing students with a toolkit of applicable skills in an ever-changing world.  Since 1875, Perkiomen School in Pennsburg has been empowering its students to risk becoming their best. Perkiomen`s college prep curriculum, which includes competitive athletic teams, a broad arts department, 30 AP courses, and project-based learning, provides individualized experiences. Perkiomen`s Entrepreneur and Medical Institutes are additional tracks for students interested in application through real-life practice. Exemplary faculty, a global community that includes domestic and international students, and a culture of encouragement allows students to thrive while taking risks in learning.
  • 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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