Perkiomen School

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
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.

Alumni Reviews
  Review School

  • Review Description

  • Class of 2019
    5 Stars  
    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 Stars  
    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 Stars  
    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. . .
  • Show more reviews (2 reviews)

Top 20 Placements

Perkiomen School is listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 304 schools) for:

Definition of Terms
 | 2020 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 Founded18751907
Campus Size185 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment290 students302 students
% Students of Color
18%
25%
% International Students
29%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
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$22 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$66,200$58,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$37,600$32,000
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
38%
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 Organizations2024
ExtracurricularsClub 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)
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

Profile last updated:

Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 442 students 132.8 miles100 Academy Drive
    MercersburgPA 17236
    (717) 328-6173
    132.89-12, PG442
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 525 students 12.8 miles860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    (610) 326-1000
    12.89-12, PG525
  • George School
    George School Photo - Main Hall
    (Society of Friends)
    Grades: 9-12 | 524 students 32.6 miles1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    NewtownPA 18940
    (215) 579-6547
    32.69-12524
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 458 students 63.2 miles201 North Sprague Ave.
    KingstonPA 18704
    (570) 270-2160
    63.29-12, PG458
  • Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - Main building
    (Society of Friends)
    Grades: 9-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
     | 372 students
    31.2 miles975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    (610) 399-7900
    31.29-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
    372
Recent Articles
The boarding school choices available to international students are as immense as they are exciting. Boarding school fairs, like Linden’s Summer & Boarding School Expositions, are the most comprehensive way to start you on your path to studying at one of these prestigious institutions.
This is a fictional interview with the head of a boarding school. After all, her concerns are probably yours as well.
We parents have a multi-faceted role to play in protecting our school-age children during th pandemic.
Featured Schools
Request Information
I am a:
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of Citizenship:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone: