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Perkiomen School

According to information for 2019, an average SAT score made up 1210
Address: 200 Seminary St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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Description Perkiomen School

  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Established in 1875;
  • Location: Pennsberg, Pennsylvania, United States;
  • Students age: from 11 to 18 years;
  • Training programs: 6-12 grades, PG course, standard and intensive language courses, Exam preparation program;
  • Dates of summer courses: from July 18 to August 31;
  • Total number of students: 350 people, include 150 foreign students;
  • Type of training: joint;
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

The Perkiomen School was founded in 1875 and today deserves respect among colleagues and students from all over the world. Here, Americans and representatives of any other country in the world can study (from 11 years). The school is located on a vast campus (172 acres) near Philadelphia (50 miles to the north, you can get to the city in about 50 minutes). The road to New York will take about 2 hours, the distance is 105 miles.

The students develop valuable social and moral qualities: responsibility, justice, sense of humor and common sense - all combined with high quality education.

According to statistics for 2014, 94 graduates of Perkiomen School entered the selected universities, including the most prestigious and rating universities:

  • College of William and Mary;
  • Muhlenberg College;
  • Cornell University;
  • University of Southern California;
  • Drexel University;
  • Emory University;
  • Ursinus College and others.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Perkiomen School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Quick overview: summer courses of language learning (ESL) is designed for international students.

The combined course includes several blocks:

  • Language lessons on active improvement and development of basic language skills in English;
  • A cognitive program aimed at acquaintance with the culture, history, traditions of the United States, expanding the horizons of schoolchildren;
  • Academic program: 
  • Literature;
  • Mathematics;
  • History;
  • Culture of the USA;
  • Science;
  • Effective preparation for the TOEFL and SAT exams.

Extracurricular program includes:

  • A large number of sports and leisure activities;
  • Entertainment program;
  • Various creative projects.

There are also excursions to major American cities:

  • New York;
  • Philadelphia;
  • Washington. 

Every day there are interesting seminars, which are devoted to the development of leadership qualities and independence.

Brief information: American Experience Summer Course is designed for international children.

About the educational program: an excellent program for active, curious and creative international children. The program will allow you to learn a lot about different aspects of America:

  • American culture;
  • History;
  • Art and traditions;

Children will significantly improve the level of English. Training is conducted in classrooms, and during walks and excursions.

Students attend such interesting places as:

  • The Liberty Bell;
  • Valley Forge National Park;
  • The Independence Hall;
  • The National Constitution Center.
Annual
11-16
from 64 200 $ / year

Quick overview: an educational program of middle school (grades 6-12) is designed for international students.

About the educational program: the program of the middle school is based on the receipt of mandatory credits necessary for obtaining a diploma. Foreign students for whom English is not native can attend ESL supportive language classes. 

The list of compulsory, basic subjects for study is as follows:

  • English -12 units;
  • History - 10 units;
  • Natural Sciences; Mathematics - 9 units;
  • Foreign language - 6 units;
  • Art - 3 units;
  • World religions, Health - 1 unit.

About the educational program: a program of in-depth, more complex and thorough study of subjects. Among the extensive list, everyone can choose for themselves the most priority options. As a rule, students are guided not only by his personal abilities and interests, but also by the requirements of the chosen university and future profession.

List of subjects to study:

  • World history;
  • Microeconomics;
  • Environment;
  • Government and US Policy;
  • French;
  • Computer techologies;
  • Art: 2D design;
  • Latin language;
  • English Literature and Composition;
  • History of Europe;
  • Spanish;
  • Physics (at level 1 and 2);
  • Theory of Music;
  • Preparation of Studio Art Drawing Portfolio;
  • Biology;
  • History of the USA;
  • Chinese language and culture;
  • Macroeconomics;
  • Art History;
  • Analysis at level AB and BC;
  • Spanish Literature;
  • English language and composition;
  • German;
  • Physics at level C (Magnetic field, Electricity and magnetic field);
  • Chemistry.

Accommodation and food

6 comfortable, spacious hostels are built on the campus: students are provided with comfortable rooms for 1-2 people. Students of summer courses are accommodated in Kriebel Hall residence (also on campus: this is a historic mansion in three floors, completely renovated and modernized in 1995). Here there are classrooms, bedrooms and administrative offices.

Meals are organized according to the full board scheme, three times a day.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: biology, chemistry, English, geography, history, Information Technology, law, maths, physics, political science

Events Perkiomen School

Students can visit various clubs and circles of interest, studios and workshops - among them:

  • Robotics;
  • Student Senate;
  • Theater;
  • Literary online magazine "Perspectives";
  • German club;
  • Mathematical club;
  • Music;
  • Student Yearbook;
  • Art Studio.

Creatively gifted students can also attend classes of sculpture and modeling, engage in digital labs or express themselves in the art studio.

Wide opportunities for sports and active recreation. Among the most popular sports are the following:

  • Lacrosse;
  • Classes in the gym;
  • General fitness;
  • American football;
  • Golf;
  • Basketball;
  • Baseball;
  • Swimming (own swimming pool on the territory);
  • Field hockey;
  • Football;
  • Tennis.

Interesting and informative excursions to the outskirts of the city are constantly organized, sightseeing of its sights; On weekends students go to New York, Philadelphia, Washington and other cities.

The beautiful nature around the Perkiomen School campus and the cleanest air are available for walks and picnics, outdoor activities, hanging out with friends in case of good weather.

Advantages

  • Prestigious boarding school;
  • Individual, personal approach: no more than 11 students in the class;
  • The ratio of teachers and pupils is 1: 7;
  • International students are accepted from 11 years and older;
  • A large number of subjects - 30 - available for study at the level of increased complexity of the AP;
  • Additional year (PG program), giving students the opportunity to qualitatively prepare for admission to the selected university.

Equipment Perkiomen School

Each class has interactive boards, iPads and computers. The educational building is designed in such a way that rooms are very bright - classes are conducted in natural light, which positively affects not only the ability to absorb the material, but also the health of the students, their vision and well-being.

Perkiomen School houses the Carnegie Library, the only one in the United States: it is the richest source of scientific and fiction, and the building is a monument of art and architecture.

Term dates and fees

The cost of 1 academic year (full board) is $ 52,500 (2 semesters).

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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