Perkiomen School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1875
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$6,500
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students290 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Perkiomen School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses30 courses
Advanced 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 Economics - Macro, AP Economics - Micro, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP German Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Physics Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, 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. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$66,200
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions DirectorAbby Parish Moser
Endowment Size$15 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
BoxingCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Weightlifting

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts Club, Debate Team, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Honor Society, International Club, Middle School Band and Strings, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Senate, Palantir (literary magazine), Perkiomenite (newspaper), Reading Olympics, Student Senate, The griffin (yearbook), Tour Guides

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance

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.

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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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