Perkiomen School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
200 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
  • For seekers of lifelong knowledge gained through transformative experiences, Perkiomen is the only college preparatory school in the Mid-Atlantic that balances the search for a fulfilling life with the demands of the new economy.
  • By leveraging a close-knit community that celebrates diversity, ambition, and empathy, Perkiomen constantly innovates its educational model to give students a distinct competitive edge in their academics, careers, and lives.

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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.. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Perkiomen SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered6-12, PG5-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18751910
Campus Size185 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment330 students313 students
% Students of Color
16%
23%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
51%
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 Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$6,500
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$15 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$64,200$56,875
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,500$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
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 Offered3018
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 Offered1516
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1223
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Adjutant Yearbook, Art and Literature Magazine, Cum Laude, Reading Olympics, Student Diversity and Leadership Council (SDLC), Student Newspaper, Student Senate, Tour Guides

Arts and Music Programs:
Rock Band, Sports Club, String Ensemble, Student Council (government)

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

  • At Perkiomen, we know that experience is the best teacher, and that the challenges of life can only be solved by digging in, taking part, and pushing through.  Our students learn to take calculated risks and to create value wherever they go.
  • Our close-knit, caring, accomplished faculty create a highly participatory learning environment that encourages students to be courageous. Equally impactful is our culture of gratitude and joy. We are all teachers and learners, celebrating differences and supporting each other`s well-being, through everyday tasks and in defining moments.
  • In this boarding and day environment, we all feel welcomed. Faculty and students engage and develop meaningful mentorships. And, students find lasting friendships in our globally diverse community.
  • What we learn today must prepare our students for tomorrow. With a strong liberal arts foundation and future-focused innovative education, we prepare our students for college and the challenges of a new economy.
  • 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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