200 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
The first students enrolled at the Perkiomen School in 1875.for eight years.During the Christmas recess of 1883, diphtheria struck and the school did not reopen after the holidays. After several abortive attempts the school finally reopened in 1892 after the General Conference of the Schwenkfelder Church purchased the property.By June of 1895 things were progressing so nicely that the Schwenkfelders raised sufficient funds to build the rest of Kriebel Hall. The enrollment increased during these years and by 1902 surpassed 300 and the faculty numbered nearly thirty. To handle the existing numbers, two additional buildings were erected: Kehs Hall in 1906 and the Library in 1913. the Trustees decided in 1916 to gradually phase out female students.The school remained an all boys' school for 47 years and five more buildings were added. In 1969 the Trustees voted to accept day student girls with boarding girls scheduled in 1971A devastating fire in April 1994 was by far a defining moment for the school. Kriebel Hall was re-built for $9.7 million dollars.
As a school, Perkiomen strives to develop individuals who appreciate learning and who work to acquire the skills necessary to learn. Perkiomen works to create an awareness in its students that education is a lifelong pursuit. We help our students focus on ideals which are purposeful, reasonable, consistent with traditional values, and spiritually balanced. We seek to nurture common sense, a sense of justice, a sense of honor, a sense of responsibility, and a sense of humor.
The Perkiomen School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence with a caring and personalized setting. Their curriculum challenges students to become inquisitive and independent learners. They provide opportunities for intellectual and creative exploration within a diverse and trusting environment. Perkiomen seeks to foster self-confidence, respect, and integrity in their students so that they may become responsible citizens in the local and international community.