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    Perkiomen School ::: Pennsburg, Pennsylvania ::: Northeast U.S.

    Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania 

    • Ideally located in a small community with easy access to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
    • 343 students; 40% International students; average class size 12 students; student/faculty ratio 7:1
    • Coeducational boarding school with no religious affiliation
    • Extensive offerings in honors and advanced placement courses
    • University placements include Boston College, California Institute of Technology among others

    Founded

    1875

    Climate

    4 seasons, snow in winter

    Student Body

    358 students (grades 7-12); 296 students (9-12); 40% International

    Average Class Size

    12 students

    Faculty

    58 faculty; 64% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    7:1

    College Placement

    100% university placement including Boston College, California Institute of Technology, Georgetown University, Savannah College of Art & Design , University of California - Berkeley among other

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Art History, Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language & Culture, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, German, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Spanish, Statistics, US Government, US History, World History

    Honors: Algebra, Ceramics & Sculpture, Geometry, Graphic Design, Pre-Calculus, Studio Art, World Literature

    Marking System

    Grading periods are a mid-term and term system with a trimester schedule and full comments are written on students four times a year at the close of the first mid-term in October and at the end of each term

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 12 credits
      (4 years of English)
    History - 10 credits
      (3 years of History including US History and 1 term of World Religion)
    Science - 9 credits
      (3 years of Science with 2 being lab sciences)
    Mathematics - 9 credits
      (3 years of Mathematics)
    World Language - 6 credits
      (2 consecutive years of the same language)
    Fine Arts - 3 credits
    Health - 1 credit
    Electives - 10 credits 

    Physical Education - students must participate in afterschool activities: 1 trimester must be an interscholastic athletic team

    Community Service - each student is required to complete six hours of community service each year 

    World Languages offered:  Mandarin Chinese, German, Latin, Spanish

     

    SAT Scores:  Average SAT score = 1725

    Accreditation

    The Perkiomen School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Athletics

    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

    Arts:

    Studio Arts, A Cappella Singers, Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Film, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Photography, String Ensemble, Theater

    Extracurricular Activities

    Activites and Clubs: Community Service, Gay-Straight Alliance, German Club, Math Club, Model UN, Online Magazine, Performing Arts Club, Student Diversity Leadership, Student Senate, Theater Club, Yearbook

    Facilities

    2 Academic Buildings, Athletic Center, 7 Athletic Fields, Center for Fine & Performing Arts, Chapel, Dining Hall, Faculty Residences, Middle School Building, 6 Residence Halls, Student Center, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts

    ESL

    ESL courses: Foundations of Composition, Literature & American Culture, Twentieth Century History, World Cultures, Intermediate English Composition, Intermediate English Literature, Physics, World History, Advanced English Composition, Advanced English Literature, Advanced World History, Advanced English Plus Composition, Advanced English Plus Literature, United States History