Perkiomen School is a non-denominational school with an enrollment of 275 boys and girls in grades five through twelve, and postgraduate. Our spacious campus in the rolling countryside of southeastern Pennsylvania includes green lawns, playing fields, woods, and a pond. Students and faculty enjoy the safety of a quiet and peaceful community, yet they are not far away from a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities, such as in metropolitan areas like Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
Perkiomen is located in the small town of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, surrounded by open space and farmland. The campus has outstanding facilities, including a recently renovated middle school building and newly built academic center. The students and faculty work with the latest technology in the academic facilities and dormitories. Our faculty are a friendly and supportive group of people. They are not only teachers; they are coaches, dorm parents, advisors, and, above all, they are always there to give help both in and out of class. They are truly interested in what goes on outside the classroom and encourage students to get involved in extracurricular activities. All members of the faculty are constantly improving their skills, increasing their knowledge, and keeping up to date with the latest advances in their fields. The majority of Perkiomen faculty live on or near the campus.
The fifth and sixth grade curriculum begins to lay a solid foundation in English, social studies, science, math, a foreign language, fine arts, and physical education. Seventh and eighth graders continue this preparation for the more demanding Upper School program with courses in English, math, civics/world cultures, life science, physical science, introductory Spanish or Latin, and fine arts.
Our solid academic program is designed not only to prepare students for the challenges of college level work, but also to help them develop a desire for knowledge and curiosity about the world around them. In addition, they learn how to set goals and to work independently towards these goals. Students are required to take five major courses each year in English, mathematics, history, foreign language, and science. Advanced placement and honors classes are offered in all departments, affording many students an opportunity to take college level courses and to explore selected subjects in more depth.
Both boarders and day students quickly learn that life beyond the classroom at Perkiomen is as busy as they want to make it. Friendships are born in the dorms, on the playing fields, or in extracurricular activities. All Upper School students are required to participate in at least on sport each year, and many play in all three seasons. Every Perkiomen student must perform some type of community service before they graduate.
Our students all say that what they like best about Perkiomen is knowing they belong. There is a strong sense of family and community throughout campus among our diverse population. Everyone benefits from the sharing of different traditions and values, and we hope our graduates will carry with them a strong sense of their identities, and, at the same time, maintain a high regard for the significance and breadth of their differences.
Perkiomen School is approved or accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education. It is also a member of National Association of Independent Schools and Secondary School Admission Test Board. Perkiomen welcomes you to come and see our place, meet our people, and learn about our program. (ESL, PG, LD, ADD)
200 Seminary St
P.O. Box 130
Pennsburg, PA 18073
Tel: 215 679 951