Perkiomen School

200 Seminary St, Pennsburg, PA 18073

In response to the limited educational opportunities then available in the area, Rev. Charles S. Wieand founded the school in the latter stages of the 19th century to provide a traditional college preparatory program for students from the Upper Perkiomen Valley and beyond. Perkiomen's upper school curriculum includes traditional course requirements and electives, such as language, history, science, math and the arts, in each grade. All departments offer Advanced Placement and honors classes. Two special programs supplement the traditional academic courses: The Learning Center program aids above-average students with mild learning disabilities or gaps in learning skills, while an ESL program provides individual support for international students until they are proficient in speaking and writing. Religious course work is among the upper school history offerings, and a chapel program convenes regularly and addresses such topics as ethics, religion and life experiences. The fine arts program includes both curricular and extracurricular options. During the academic day, course offerings encompass instrumental and voice instruction, studio art, theater and private lessons. Students in the middle school take fine art classes five times a week, while those in grades 9-12 choose from a variety of electives, among them art history, studio art, photography, drawing, digital art, ceramics, stage makeup, playwriting and music theory. After class, individualized programs in studio art, voice and instrumental music are available to advanced students. Students perform six hours of required community service per year in grades 9-12.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 6-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address200 Seminary St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Telephone215-679-9511
Fax215-679-5202
Year Established1875
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorChristopher R. Tompkins
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment322
Boarding Students212
Day Students110
Boys191
Girls131
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