WHAT MAKES PERKIOMEN STAND APART? It’s the way we engage, support, and embrace the educational experience of each student, as well as the way we emphasize creative thinking in preparing students with a toolkit of applicable skills in an ever-changing world. Perkiomen School in Pennsburg PA has been empowering its students to risk becoming their best. Perkiomen’s college prep curriculum, which includes competitive athletic teams, a broad arts department, 30 AP® courses, and project-based learning, provides individualized experiences.
Perkiomen offers its student the support of an outstanding college counseling program. The defining strength of this program is the truly exceptional degree of personal attention the school’s counselors are able to provide to each student. As one of our counselors says, “Our graduating classes total just 70 or 80 students, and we know and work closely with every single one of them.” The college counseling process begins early—as students start their upper school careers. Later, as they prepare for the SAT or ACT, students can take advantage of excellent on-site test preparation services.
They also benefit from Naviance®, a state-of-the-art software system that helps organize the college application process. In addition, they can meet with representatives of 100 selective colleges and universities that visit campus each year, thanks to the careful relationship-building work of the Perkiomen college counseling staff. The result of this process is an impressive list of college destinations—a list that reflects a determined effort to help each graduate find a school that represents a true fit for his or her unique strengths and aspirations.
Perkiomen School’s history of providing an exceptional boarding school experience is long and proud. Our commitment to boarding students remains strong and the majority of students reside on campus. Day students actively participate in evening study groups and weekend social activities. Students reside in five dormitories. Boys are housed in Riordan (opened fall 2014), Kriebel Hall, and Schulz Hall. Girls live in Kolbe Hall (opened fall 2014), Duyckinck Hall, and Ruhl Hall. Faculty members live in and supervise the dormitories.
All members of the school community dine in Parents Hall, which has a large open dining room. Breakfast, lunch, and weekend meals are buffet style and offer lots of choices. Weeknight dinner is family style Monday and Thursday with tables headed by a faculty member. This meal offers two entrée choices, one of which is vegetarian. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday dinner are buffet style. Sodexho, the world’s largest dining provider, operates the food service. The students and staff rate our food service with superior marks.
On-campus life is highlighted by theater, fine arts, and musical performances, as well as athletic events, Student Senate social activities (movies and dances), and multicultural club activities. Home basketball games pack the gym with students cheering for Perk and the annual student talent show and faculty variety show highlight community talents. Students travel off campus every weekend both locally and regionally (Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, Washington D.C.) for trips to the movies, malls, restaurants, museums, and sight-seeing.
Founded in 1875, Perkiomen School is a traditional coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school where structure, self-discipline, and integrity are valued. Perk nurtures common sense, a sense of justice, a sense of honor, a sense of responsibility, and a sense of humor. Perkiomen admits students in grades six through twelve and offers a year for postgraduate students.
Perk is located in Greater Philadelphia. Within walking distance of campus 50 shops, restaurants, banks, and salons are available for students. The Lehigh Valley is to the north (Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton), Philadelphia is 49 miles to the south, and New York City is only 104 miles east. Perkiomen is convenient to some of the nation’s finest cultural and educational institutions, great shopping and entertainment, and beautiful countryside with skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, and much more.
Perkiomen School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence within a caring and personalized setting (7 to 1 student teacher ratio). The curriculum, including 27 AP courses, challenges students to become inquisitive and independent learners. Perk provides opportunities for intellectual and creative exploration within a diverse and trusting environment. Perk offers a comprehensive fine and performing arts program to both Middle and Upper School students. Students may take a variety of music, studio art, and dance electives during the academic day.
The Artistic literacy taught and encouraged at Perkiomen not only sets students on the right path toward being successful artists, but it also provides them with the tools necessary to become successful human beings.Perkiomen School’s history of providing an exceptional boarding school experience is long and proud.
A commitment to boarders remains strong and the majority of students reside on campus. Day students actively participate in evening study groups and weekend social activities.
Perk has launched a new entrepreneurship program. Perkiomen is leading the way among independent schools by developing a high school curriculum modeled after successful entrepreneurial programs at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Babson, Lehigh, and the University of Pennsylvania. Entrepreneurialism is about seeking opportunity in the needs and challenges that face individuals and society. To develop their ideas and implement then in the real world, Perkiomen students will utilize the same tools as students attending these top universities.
Perkiomen is investing in an impressive facility to support the program. The complete renovation of the lower level of Carnegie Library will provide space to innovate, create, and collaborate. Students will have the opportunity to develop their ideas, create prototypes, and hone their plans in a highly flexible environment that promotes the spirit of entrepreneurship.
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