Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
Founded in 1875, The Perkiomen School is an empowering experience that gives students the confidence to explore and grow. We provide each student with an experience uniquely combining opportunity and challenge, guidance and encouragement. Perk offers an engaging academic program and a world of possibilities in a community that feels like family.
Located in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, Perkiomen’s 172 acre campus is home to 360 students from 26 countries and 10 states. Classes average 12 students with a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. Perkiomen is 45 minutes from Philadelphia, 2 hours from New York City, and 2 ½ to 3 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Over 150 courses, including 30 AP and 10 Honors courses are offered in the Schumo Academic Center, Hollenbach Academic Center, and the Carnegie Library, which celebrated its Centennial in 2013. Courses include Spanish, Latin, German, and Chinese, plus popular electives from filmmaking to forensic science to poetry and comparative religions. Now in its third year, the iPad program was established to support teaching and learning and to expand opportunities for students to learn beyond the traditional classroom.
Housed in Kehs Hall, the fine arts program at Perkiomen allows students to take a variety of music, studio art, and performing arts electives during the day and after school. Students participate in ceramics, digital photography, film, band, string ensemble, jazz ensemble, chorus, stage crew, and theater productions.
The Huttel Natatorium (indoor pool), two gymnasiums, Baker Baseball Field, fitness center, Stauffer Family Tennis Center (six lighted courts), Zeller Soccer and Boys’ Lacrosse Field, Freeman Football and Girls’ Lacrosse Field, Schultz Softball Field, and Hollenbach Athletic Center play host to a competitive athletic program. Interscholastic competition starts in grade 6 with 13 teams for boys and girls.
Over the past several years, Perkiomen has continued to improve its campus to better serve students. Since 2008, the school has added a digital arts studio and renovated the student center, art gallery, theater, and dormitory lounges. The Carnegie Library received a complete renovation bringing touch screen computers, tablets, and expanded areas for reading and research. Additional student lounges for social time and studying have been added across campus. The Natatorium was also renovated, along with the fitness center and the Bate Athletic Lounge.