Perkiomen School

200 Seminary Street,
Pennsburg, PA, 18073-0180
     Tel: (215)679-9511
Grades: 6 - 12 | 335 students
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 335 students from over 20 countries and 10 states.  Classes average 12 students, 9 in the middle school, 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 28 AP and 8 Honors courses are offered in Schumo Academic Center, Hollenbach Academic Center, and the Carnegie Library.  Courses include Spanish, Latin, German, and Chinese, plus popular electives.  In 2013-2014, the iPad program was established to support teaching and learning and to expand opportunities for students to learn beyond the traditional classroom.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1875

Student Body

Total Students 335 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 13%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Perkiomen School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 64%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 28 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Economics - Macro, AP Economics - Micro, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP Latin: Vergil, 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 United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, 
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $49,950
Tuition Notes Tuition cost represents cost for boarding students. Day student tuition is $29,350.
% on Financial Aid 40%
Acceptance Rate 35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Abby Parish Moser

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WeightliftingBadmintonBaseball,
BasketballBoxing,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Weightlifting

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arts Club, Debate Team, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, History Club, Honor Society, International Club, Math Club, Middle School Band and Strings, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Math League, Middle School Senate, National Forensic League, National Honor Society, Palantir (literary magazine), Perkiomen Singers, Perkiomenite (newspaper), Reading Olympics, Spanish Club, Student Senate, Table Tennis Club, The griffin (yearbook), Thespian Society, Tour Guides Arts Club, Debate Team, Diversity Club, Drama Club, History Club, Honor Society, Math Club, Spanish Club, Student Senate, Tour Guides, Environmental Club,
International Club,
Middle School Band and Strings,
Middle School Chorus,
Middle School Math League,
Middle School Senate,
National Forensic League,
National Honor Society,
Palantir (literary magazine),
Perkiomen Singers,
Perkiomenite (newspaper),
Reading Olympics,
Table Tennis Club,
The griffin (yearbook),
Thespian Society,

School Notes:

  • Quick Facts:
  • College Preparatory
  • Boarding & Day
  • Co-Educational
  • Grades 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment 335
  • 100% College Placement
  • 1:7 Faculty:Student Ratio
  • Average Class Size of 12
  • 28 AP Courses
  • 1 hour from Philadelphia
  • 2.5 hours from New York City

Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Salem Christian School (6.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Philip Neri Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Red Hill Christian School (1.9 miles away)
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  • Red HillRed Hill Christian School
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    Red HillPA18076
    (215)679-6613
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  • HerefordChapel Mennonite School
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    42 School House Road
    HerefordPA18056
    (215)679-6811
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  • BallySt. Francis Academy
      (Roman Catholic)
    Po Box C 668 Pine Street
    BallyPA19503
    (610)845-7364
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    4.6 mi | 194 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • TrumbauersvilleSchoolhouse Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Po Box 877
    TrumbauersvillePA18970
    (215)536-6601
    Daycare / Preschool
    6.3 mi | 15 students | Gr. K                      

School Reviews

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1 year ago
It has been a number of years since I graduated from Perkiomen School but one thing is still the same, quality & caring about education. Students are taught academics as well as life skills, that assure future success in whatever endeavor is undertaken. Perk is the whole package and I highly recommend this school.
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