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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 292 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $68,200
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Perkiomen School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1875
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
292 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Perkiomen School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
30 courses
List of Courses Offered
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 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. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Formal dress Monday, school polo and chino-style pants Tuesday-Friday

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Summer Program Cost
$6,500
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions Director
Abby Parish Moser
Endowment Size
$15 million

Sports

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.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Al Dubin - Composer (42nd Street, Song Writers Hall of Fame)
    • General Carl Spaatz - Pioneer of Military Aviation and a Founding Father of the US Air Force
    • John Cecil Holm - Playwright (Best Foot Forward, Three Men on a Horse, etc.)
    • Harold Schaeffer - Medical Pioneer in the area of Immune Deficiency
    • Wallace Reid - Silent Film Starr (The Roaring Road, Double Speed, Excuse My Dust)
    • David Orenstein - Former CEO of Aero Bed
    • David Sabin - CEO of Salton Products
    • Richard Kosron - Former producer of
    • Jose Morales - Major League Baseball Player
    • Dustin Wimmer - Cahmpion AMA ATV Pro Motorcross Champion
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Perkiomen School cost?
Perkiomen School's tuition is approximately $68,200 for private students and $6,500 for summer students.
Who are famous alumni from Perkiomen School?
Perkiomen School famous alumni include: Al Dubin, General Carl Spaatz, John Cecil Holm, Harold Schaeffer, Wallace Reid, David Orenstein, David Sabin, Richard Kosron, Jose Morales and Dustin Wimmer.
Does Perkiomen School offer a summer program?
Yes, Perkiomen School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Perkiomen School offer?
Perkiomen School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Winter Track. Perkiomen School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is Perkiomen School's ranking?
Perkiomen School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Perkiomen School?
The application deadline for Perkiomen School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 292 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $68,200
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, PA is $19,469 for elementary schools and $27,264 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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