Perkiomen School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 215-679-9511
200 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
  • For 142 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 thirty 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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  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars   8/27/2008
    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 
2017 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 Size172 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment351 students300 students
% Students of Color
14%
20%
% International Students
40%
20%
% Students Boarding
60%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1260 - 2230-
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki pants and polo shirt)
Casual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3016
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$15 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,400$52,698
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,500$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
41%
57%
Director of AdmissionsAbby Parish Moser

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3016
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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1514
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2323
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
  • 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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