Perkiomen School - Review #5

Read more details about Perkiomen School on their 2020 profile page.
Perkiomen School
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 2000-2004
Sports and Activities:Captain of football and lacrosse, taekwondo, and power lifting.
College Enrolled:La Salle University
Home Town, State: NORRISTOWN, PA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Always felt welcomed on campus. I was a day student and knew there would be no issue if had to stay on campus overnight.Small school, so everyone knew each other. Was normal for a freshman to hang out with seniors without any awkwardness.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I turn thirty-five this November and I still play lacrosse. I would most likely never taken a chance to play the sport if I went anywhere else. I'm still very good friends with other alumni and attend the local events. I'm still in touch with my teachers and coaches who always remember me when I see them. My niece and sister both chose to go to the same school, and both came away with positive experiences as well.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have spent more time on campus. I felt out-of-place going to a school where none of my grade school friends attended. I almost left, but glad I stuck it out.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
That I still have strong connections and feel I can visit anytime.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Don't be afraid to try anything you are interested in. Do not hold back on experiencing everything the school has to offer. The time spent on campus will go by quick so don't regret not doing something when you could have. I was always a sucker for cookies at Robbie's.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Small classes, which allowed the teacher to independently interact with students when needed. Plenty of places to take refuge to study alone. Always knew I could contact a teacher since most lived on campus.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Small teams do plenty of chances to play. Coaches were very respectful and took time to focus on skills. Very competitive since always an underdog due to school size.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Nice theater facility. While I mostly focused on sports, the art teachers were very welcoming and helpful when it came to projects not in my comfort zone.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
We had a volunteer day, which we helped the surrounding area.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I was a day student.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Lot of options. Had the best frozen yogurt machine. Staff worked very hard and it showed.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Easy to walk to and had the necessities like a supermarket and restaurants. There were not a lot of hangs out spots for high school kids since it was a small town.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
As previously mentioned, upperclassman and lowerclassman students would interact without issues. Alot of space around campus to socialize. School provided fun social events such as dances and weekend trips.
Read more details about Perkiomen School on their 2020 profile page.

Alumni Reviews
  Review School

  • Review Description
  • Perkiomen School Alumni #1
    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. . .
  • Perkiomen School Alumni #2
    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. . .
  • Perkiomen School Alumni #3
    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)
Recent Articles
Four reasons shaped our decision. I share these and other insights with you.
Does your son or daughter ride? Are you thinking about finding a private school which will suit both your academic requirements and your child's penchant for riding? Let's look at a couple of schools with riding programs.
What are you allowed to bring to boarding school? What are you not allowed to bring to boarding school? Answers to those questions and more.