Perkiomen School - Review #2
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2018-2019|
|Sports and Activities:||Baseball Captain - Student Senate - Proctor.|
|College Enrolled:||LaSalle Univeristy|
|Home Town, State:||Collegeville, PA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 in the dining hall for breakfast and dinner and participate in on-campus activities on the weekend after the academic day. Our Purple and Gold Games provide a competitive atmosphere divided into groups where upperclassmen lead and mentor the younger students as well as represent their dorms. Our mandatory community service is also a great event where our Advisee Groups work together on projects. All these activities enhance the relationships between students and faculty and with each other. Lunar New Year and Cultural Festival are really cool events on campus too.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I am a legacy - so Perkiomen is my family too. I took several chances academically that I would not have in public school and it allowed me to the recipient of a silver academic key. I was asked to push my self on the field and in the classroom - as a player, students and as a leader - which isn't always easy. I think i really learned how to be a student as well.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
You will find yourself making friends with people you never imagine....take advantage of whatever offers come your way.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
My friends, teachers, and teammates - this is my extended family. You never know what opportunity might come your way.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Robbins cookies and learn to trust your advisors it sounds like something most people say but really make the most of your time here - do the things you might hesitate to participate in - they will be the best part of your experience.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
During our conference period at the end of the academic day, you can find students working on projects, homework, or receiving help to reinforce what was learned in the classroom - extra help. Teachers are open to working with you - they want to teach - and getting extra help isn't a mark on you - good students ask questions! The workload was strong and my transition to college was easy because I had gotten used to the work and schedule.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I played three sports at Perkiomen. Baseball is competitive and easily equals a college program - early morning workout as well as Saturday in the offseason. Many of our athletes go on to play in college. We have a large selection of athletics and we must do one physical activity per academic season. Everyone is required to do an after school activity.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The theater and music are good, and you can see athletes participating in these activities and see the art students in athletics. The Rock band and The Voice are great to get out and watch. Cool changes between the artists and the school community with t-shirt designs for classes and the class flag. Theater meets after school as an activity for the term as well "after school art".
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
We have Leadership Clubs, and Activities a few times a month. It is a time wherein proctors, Senate, Global Diversity and other leadership groups meet. At the same time, clubs and activities meet - clubs are baking or knitting and there is sports hub where the latest in sports is discussed. Yoga is big, and so is the dance group. But after-school activities, all term long like boxing, yearbook, literally magazine, school podcast and other opportunities are also available.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I was a day student, but I did stay on campus a few times. Several dorms campus and everyone has their own preference.you can request roommates and dorms. Newer dorms have kitchens and a lounge area open to everyone. older dorms don't have that option, but some kids like that. Food can be delivered during specific times and not during study hall. Laundry is available in each dorm - either on the floor you live on or in a larger facility.
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining hall has a lot of options for all meals. The weekend there is a brunch. Everyone's favorite, so breakfast for lunch! Breakfast always has eggs, yogurt, cereal and other options including oatmeal and usually something like bagels or buns. Lunch is pretty cool with soup, salad bar, hot bar, deli, a hot meal and a salad of the day (lots of different options). tables are open seating except for the once a week family style where you are assigned a table.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Pennsburg is a small town, but it has what you need from a grocery store to several restaurants and Walmart. They offer town shuttles, and also trips to other shopping like the King of Prussia Mall and Promenade.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Perkiomen is small so you know everyone - you can be friends with someone who isn't on your team or in your grade or dorm or on your bus. Social circles are large - not small and clique like - The best example is to see upperclassmen cheering in the middle school and the fact that grades 9-12 go to prom.
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