Perkiomen School: Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Perkiomen School: Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Price Range ₤ 30,000 - 40,000 per annum

Introduction

Looking for boarding schools USA? Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania is one top boarding schools in America! At Perkiomen “students are inspired to risk being their best.” Our mission is carried out through a residential program that instills the importance of being a valuable member of a close-knit community, an academic program that provides access to 36 Honors and AP courses, The Learning Center, supportive study halls and conference periods, and an after school program that encourages students to try something new -- from our nationally recognized baseball program, to “varsity” art, to theater and music, and Model United Nations. At Perkiomen, our motto: Solvitur Vivendo (Learning through experience) guides us as we inspire students. Whether Model U.N. students competing at U. Penn., band members performing off-campus, or students interacting with the "Burgermeister" in Hildesheim, Germany, active learning is a hallmark of a Perkiomen education.
Year of foundation: 1875
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Campus size and facilities: 165 acres
Accreditations: Middle States

Contact school: contact-us

Website: http://www.perkiomen.org

Rolling or fixed admission date? Rolling

Academic life

What we offer? Upper School

The Upper School at Perk offers students in grades nine through twelve a rich college preparatory curriculum. World language study includes Spanish, Latin, German and Chinese. Students may also select from a variety of electives such as Astronomy, Ceramics and Sculpture, Ethics, Environmental Topics, Introduction to Acting, Multicultural America and Philosophy.

Perk’s academic program provides ample challenge for even the best students. One such highlight is the Senior Seminar, a small interactive class focusing on independent research and culminating in a digital senior thesis. Nine honors courses and 27 advanced placement courses are offered. Perk students have a strong record of earning high scores on the AP exams, on average 70% earn a score of 3 or higher.  Last year twelve students were honored as AP Scholars.

The Upper School curriculum prepares students for challenging college programs. Each student carries five major courses and any required minor courses, such as Health. A sixth major course may be elected with the permission of the Head of the Upper School. Senior year students must attend all classes on campus. In order to graduate and earn a diploma, students must accumulate a minimum of 60 academic credits.

Extracurricular clubs, community service, arts and athletics round out the program.

The 27 AP courses now available include:
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Chinese
Computer Science A
English Literature
English Language
Enviromental Science
European History
French German
U.S. Government and Politics
Latin Literature
Micro Economics
Macro Economics
Music Theory
Physics B
Physics C
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art [drawing and 2-dimensional (studio or photography)]
U.S. History
World History

Middle School

The Upper School at Perk offers students in grades nine through twelve a rich college preparatory curriculum. World language study includes Spanish, Latin, German and Chinese. Students may also select from a variety of electives such as Astronomy, Ceramics and Sculpture, Ethics, Environmental Topics, Introduction to Acting, Multicultural America and Philosophy.

Perk’s academic program provides ample challenge for even the best students. One such highlight is the Senior Seminar, a small interactive class focusing on independent research and culminating in a digital senior thesis. Nine honors courses and 27 advanced placement courses are offered. Perk students have a strong record of earning high scores on the AP exams, on average 70% earn a score of 3 or higher.  Last year twelve students were honored as AP Scholars.

The Upper School curriculum prepares students for challenging college programs. Each student carries five major courses and any required minor courses, such as Health. A sixth major course may be elected with the permission of the Head of the Upper School. Senior year students must attend all classes on campus. In order to graduate and earn a diploma, students must accumulate a minimum of 60 academic credits.

Extracurricular clubs, community service, arts and athletics round out the program.

The 27 AP courses now available include:
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Chinese
Computer Science A
English Literature
English Language
Enviromental Science
European History
French German
U.S. Government and Politics
Latin Literature
Micro Economics
Macro Economics
Music Theory
Physics B
Physics C
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art [drawing and 2-dimensional (studio or photography)]
U.S. History
World History

Middle School

The Middle School offers students grades six through eight a comprehensive, challenging, purposeful and integrated academic program. The classroom experience emphasizes the interdisciplinary relationships among subjects, helping the Middle School student to learn about one subject through another. The programs in grades six through eight complement each other with a theme that unites the program for the year in History, Math, English, World Languages and Fine Arts. The Middle School celebrates the themes and ideas explored during a Fine Arts Festival in the spring term. The Middle School curriculum provides strategies tailored to each student's learning style that allow students to become critical and strategic thinkers as well as independent and confident learners in a global community. Teachers design their teaching methods around how their students learn best. They help students to absorb the material and utilize it to make connections and inferences. Learn more about the Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, and Eighth Grade Programs.

A day in the life of a Middle School student...

A sixth grade student helps out at a homeless shelter in Philadelphia during the five-day Urban Adventure; a seventh grade student listens attentively to a Holocaust survivor who visits the school to share his experiences the day before a class trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the United States Holocaust Museum; and an eighth grade student dissects an eyeball on a field trip to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

The Middle School academic program is comprehensive, challenging, purposeful and integrated. Thematic teaching emphasizes the interdisciplinary relationships among subjects, helping the Middle School student learn about one subject through another. The programs in grades six through eight complement each other with a theme that unites the program for the year in many courses. The Middle School celebrates the themes and ideas explored during a Fine Arts Festival in the spring term.

Perk’s Middle School provides a balanced program in English, history, math, science, fine and performing arts, world languages and physical education. The curriculum provides strategies tailored to each student's learning style that allow all to become critical and strategic thinkers as well as independent and confident learners in a global community. Faculty design their teaching methods around how their students learn best. They help them absorb the material and utilize it to make connections and inferences.

Students can take advantage of a number of exceptional opportunities in the curriculum—to complete not only algebra but also geometry by the end of eighth grade; to take two full years of study in Latin, Spanish, German or Chinese; and to pursue courses in the arts such as Explorations in Acting, Drawing Technique and Composition, and instrumental lessons and ensembles.

Learn more about the Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, and Eighth Grade Programs.

Student/teacher ratio: 7:1

Average class size: 12

Number of AP courses offered: 27

Famous People Who Attended This School

  • Al Dubin - Composer (42nd Street, Song Writers Hall of Fame)
  • General Carl Spaatz - Pioneer of Military Aviation and a Founding Father of the US Air Force
  • John Cecil Holm - Playwright (Best Foot Forward, Three Men on a Horse, etc.)
  • Harold Schaeffer - Medical Pioneer in the area of Immune Deficiency
  • Wallace Reid - Silent Film Starr (The Roaring Road, Double Speed, Excuse My Dust)
  • David Orenstein - Former CEO of Aero Bed
  • David Sabin - CEO of Salton Products
  • Richard Kosron - Former producer of
  • Jose Morales - Major League Baseball Player
  • Dustin Wimmer - AMA ATV Pro Motorcross Champion
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