Perkiomen School

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  • Ideally located in a small community with easy access to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
  • 338 students; 40% International students; average class size 11 students; student/faculty ratio 6:1
  • 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
  • ESL

What's special?

Entrepreneur Institute | Official testing site for SAT | Video and film production | Greenhouse

100% including: Boston College, Cornell University, Emory University, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania

Fast facts

1875
4 seasons, snow in winter
Coed 338 (7-12) students
40% international students
11, Student/faculty ratio: 6:1
63 , 71% with advanced degrees
100%
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7-12, PG
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
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Academics

Honors and AP add

Advanced placement courses:

Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, Human Geography, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics 1: Algebra based, Physics 2: Algebra based, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, US Government and Politics, US History, World History

Honors courses:

AP 31 Honors 11

Marking system & graduation requirements add

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

Graduation Requirements:

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 after-school activities: 1 trimester must be an interscholastic athletic team
  • Community Service - each student is required to complete six hours of community service each year
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Special Programs

Entrepreneur Institute, Medical Institute, ESL, and The Learning Center

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: N/A

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1090-1350/1570 - 2017 Median

Accreditation

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

Arts add

Studio Arts, Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Guitar, Instrumental Music, Music, Orchestra, Percussion, Theater, Visual Arts
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Athletics

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cross-Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Campus features

The expansive campus hosts Carnegie Library, Kehs Hall - fine arts center, theater, instrumental musicom, practice rooms, studio art space: digital art, computer lab, ceramics room, visual arts studio, Schumo Academic Centre - 18 classrooms, 4 double science labs, computer lab and all equipped with Activboards, 6 residence housing halls and 2 beautiful new dormitories - Kolbe Hall for girls and Riordan Hall for boys, Parents Hall - dining, Hollenbach Athletic Center - gymnasiums, Huttel Natorium (pool), fitness center, batting cages, training room, Baker Baseball Field, Robert Freemen Football Field, Stauffer Family Tennis Center, softball field and the Creamery.  The Innovation Center houses the Entrepreneur and Medical Institutes.  

Extracurricular activities

  • Community Service
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • German Club
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Online Magazine
  • Performing Arts Club
  • Rock Band
  • Student Diversity Leadership
  • Student Senate
  • Theater Club
  • Yearbook
Chinese, German, Latin, Spanish

Admissions Requirements

3.0

gr.9:60 iBT gr.10:70 iBT gr.11:80 iBT

Preferred or ISEE

SKYPE or in-person

Feb. 1 Rolling

ETS 2040

Estimated Costs

$62,300

$10,900 ESL
$2,500 International Student Incidental Deposit
$1,000 Student Account
$300 Technology Fee
$814 Laundry Service
$225 Ipad Fee (if using school's Ipad)
$2,615 Tuition Refund Insurance
$2,160 Health Insurance
$9,600 Learning Center (if needed)

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