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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Students: 290 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,725
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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Class of 2019
5.00
Cabrini University
A unique aspect about Perk is the community feel about it, having such a small school population you really get to know everyone on campus, including faculty and staff. Because of that many students build. . .

Class of 2019
5.00
LaSalle Univeristy
Perkiomen has three areas of institute study - Medical, Entrepreneur and Artificial Institutes. We are a boarding & day school - there is no line drawn between boarding or day students. Day students are. . .

Class of 2010
5.00
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
While the amazing opportunities of the Maker Space and associated programs were not available yet during my time, Perk provided an environment where I and others were able to shape our school experience in incredible. . .
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Top Rankings

Perkiomen School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Perkiomen School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1875
1907
Campus Size
185 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
290 students
300 students
% Students of Color
20%
25%
% International Students
23%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(formal dress on Monday, school polo with chino-style pants Tuesday-Friday)
Casual
Average Class Size
11 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
30
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$15 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$68,200
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,725
$32,995
Summer Program Cost
$6,500
% Students on Financial Aid
45%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Director of Admissions
Abby Parish Moser

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
30
17
Courses
AP 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 Geometry, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Studio Art

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
20
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art and Literature Magazine, Art Club, Cum Laude, Dance Club, Guitar Club, Meditation Club, Model United Nations, Reading Olympics, Robotics Club, Student Diversity and Leadership Council (SDLC), Student Newspaper, Student Senate, Tour Guides, TV Studio, Yearbook Club, Yoga Club

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

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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
Profile last updated: 09/27/2021
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Students: 290 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,725
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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