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The Perkiomen School

Established: 1875

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    351
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Fall Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE
Located near the historic city of Philadelphia, The Perkiomen School’s competitive academic curriculum features more than 30 AP options, fields of study in entrepreneurship and medical/veterinary, and a partnership with Penn State’s entrepreneurship faculty.

FACILITIES
Perkiomen’s versatile new Entrepreneurship Institute features a full suite of rapid prototyping equipment, a wide array of technology, the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, and various creativity and innovation labs. Additionally, the campus houses science labs, a music studio, a gym, an indoor swimming pool, and several athletic facilities.

SPORTS AND ARTS
Perkiomen athletes have various varsity and junior varsity sports to choose from, including year-round badminton, boxing, and strength & conditioning as well as an
extremely competitive award-winning basketball program.
Perkiomen artists have access to a one-on-one portfolio building with faculty members, as well as a wide array of art courses such as American music, performance and public speaking, and rock band.

DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Boarding students live in one of six traditional college-style and cottage-style dormitories on campus. The school organizes frequent weekend trips such as skiing, college fairs, and Broadway shows.

Visit School Site: The Perkiomen School
Visit City Site: Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

Famous Alumni

- 1893 Frank Buchman - Religious Leader
- 1905 Frank Buchman – Educator/Philanthropist
- 1908 General Carl Spatz - 1st Chief of staff of United States Airforce
- 1909 Wallace Reid – Actor
- 1911 Al Dubin – Lyricist
- 1924 John Cecil Holmes – Playwright
- 1944 Dr. Howard Schaffer - Scientist
- 1967 David Sabin – Entrepreneur
- 1977 Monte Ford – Tech executive – former CIO American Airlines
- 1981 Carin Desseur – News Executive/Journalist
- 1986 Sayuri Daimon – Editor Japan Times
- 1988 Richard Korson – Producer/ Television Executive
- 1992 Laura Swalm – Emmy Award Winning Producer
- 2000 Karlee Fain – Celebrity Health & Life Coach

  • 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, PG Grades at School
  • 165 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:11
Average Class Size
12
SAT Average
1220
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Speciality Programs
Medical, Entrepreneurship, and Artificial Intelligence Programs
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Football, Football, Golf, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
Arts
Acting, Ceramics and Sculpture, Digital Photography and Design, Drama, Drawing, Film Foundations, Improvisation, Performance and Public Speaking, Performing Arts, Studio Art, Studio Art - 2D Design, Studio Art - Drawing
Music
American Music, Band, Choir, Music Theory
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Computer Science A, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, German Language and Culture, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Languages
Chinese, French Language and Culture, German, Latin, Latin, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Amnesty International, Gardening, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Math Club, Origami Club, Photography and Social Media, Poetry, Video Editing, Weaving club
Accepting Students in Grades
Yes
Ages Accepted
12-18
TOEFL Required
60
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
March 10th decision More difficult for 12th grade

Testimonials

What is your favorite class or teacher and why? My favorite class is politics with Dr. Martin. He is an awesome teacher and his knowledge just makes the class better and more interesting. I also think Mr. Hendershot is the best teacher in the world. He is a very smart and happy person which makes the class better every day. What is your favorite activity on campus and why? My favorite activity is strength and conditioning. It makes me feel good and the activity is fun with intensity at the same time! What do you like best overall about this school? Is there anything here you could never experience in your home country? The best part about Perk is the people. The faculty and the small community of students is almost like a family. If you are missing home, teachers like Mr. Lopez brings my spirit back. The trips that he takes us to are awesome. I feel at home with him and my friends here on campus. What is your favorite class or teacher and why? My favorite class is the English (Composition and Literature) class. The teacher of this class is my favorite teacher at Perk – Mrs. Jobe. Her teaching style is so interesting. If you are in her class, you will never feel sleepy! Mrs. Job always interacts with students. That is why I love her as my teacher. What is your favorite activity on campus and why? My favorite activity is basketball. I already decided my winter activity for the next three years and it will be basketball. This is because it is competitive. Although I don’t play very well like the other guys on varsity, I really enjoy the time I spend playing basketball. What do you like best overall about this school? Is there anything here you could never experience in your home country? Well, I like every week because we have a lot of interesting weekend activities. I was most impressed with the paint ball trip! That’s an experience I could never get in my home country. Maybe there is something similar – but I believe this was one of the best activities I ever tried here

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