Tuition & Fees

Scholarships

Since 1875, Perkiomen School has been an integral part of Pennsburg and the Upper Perkiomen Valley community. While Perkiomen remains a highly successful and notable independent school, it serves a decidedly public purpose – to educate students to be critical thinkers as well as productive members of a global society. With this public purpose in mind, the school strives to offer an accessible and affordable education to any student who is qualified. Need-based financial aid is a key component of this access and affordability, with merit scholarships also representing an important aspect of the financial aid program.

The following scholarships are the result of the efforts of alumni, families, and friends of Perkiomen who have given generously in recognition of the unending potential of a Perkiomen education.

The George K. Allison Scholarship
The George K. Allison Scholarship is a selective, merit-based program that recognizes exceptional students based upon:

  • Academic achievement as evidenced through transcripts
  • SSAT test results (Lower Level for grades 6-8 and Upper Level for grade 9)
  • Extracurricular achievements
  • Character
  • Motivation
  • Personal interview with an admissions officer
  • A short essay responding to the prompts:
    • "What risks will you take to be your best at Perkiomen?”
    • "Explain how your presence in our student body will improve our community."

New day applicants entering grades 6-9 are eligible and encouraged to apply. Legacy students (children or grandchildren of Perkiomen alumni) and boarding students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Complete the full application for admission by February 1, including an on-campus interview, and submit current SSAT test results. A separate essay as explained above, and scholarship application, are also required and should be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

One Allison Scholar will be chosen by a faculty committee from a small pool of finalists.

H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest Merit Scholarship
The Lenfest Scholarship is a selective, merit-based program that recognizes exceptional students based on:

  • Academic achievement as evidenced through transcripts
  • SSAT test results (Upper Level)
  • Extracurricular achievements
  • Character
  • Motivation
  • A short essay responding to the prompts:
    • "Who has inspired you to take risks in becoming your best?”
    • “Explain how those risks have helped you grow as a person and as a student.”

New boarding applicants entering the 9th or 10th grade are eligible and encouraged to apply. Legacy students (children or grandchildren of Perkiomen alumni) and day students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Complete the full application for admission by February 1, including an on-campus interview and current SSAT test results. A separate essay as explained above, and scholarship application, are also required and should be mailed to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

One Lenfest Scholar will be chosen by a faculty committee from a small pool of finalists.

Legacy Scholarship
The Legacy Scholarship is a selective merit-based program that recognizes exceptional students based on:

  • Academic achievement as evidenced through transcripts
  • SSAT test results (Lower Level for grades 6-8 and Upper Level for grade 9)
  • Extracurricular achievements
  • Character
  • Motivation
  • A short essay responding to the prompt:
    • "As a legacy applicant, what elements of a Perkiomen education will inspire you to risk becoming your best in our learning community?”

Legacies of The Perkiomen School, defined as being the child or grandchild of a Perkiomen alumnus or alumna, who are new day or boarding applicants entering any grade 6 through 9 are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Complete the full application for admission by February 1, including an on-campus interview and current SSAT test results. A separate essay as explained above, and scholarship application, are also required and should be mailed to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

One or more Legacy Scholars will be chosen by a faculty committee from a pool of finalists.

University Scholars Award
The University Scholars Award is a tuition remission program that supports new day students who are the children of full-time faculty and/or staff members of local colleges and/or universities.

New day applicants entering grades 6-11 are eligible and encouraged to apply. University Scholars must be the children of full-time employees of local colleges and/or universities. Boarding students are not eligible for this award.

Complete the full application for admission by February 1, or as space allows thereafter, including an on-campus interview, and submit current SSAT or other acceptable test results. Students may be eligible for additional financial aid after completing the financial aid application.

We encourage all applicants to complete the need-based financial aid application process concurrently. Without a complete financial aid application, students will not be considered for need-based aid.

All financial aid applications, grants, and associated documentation are held in strict confidence. Financial aid decisions and other related information will only be discussed with financial aid or admissions personnel. It is also the obligation of the family to not disclose financial aid information. As such it is a violation of confidence to discuss your financial aid award with any third party. Appeals regarding financial aid awards must be submitted in writing directly to the financial aid office prior to submission of a signed contract and award letter.

Financial Aid

If you think Perkiomen is beyond your reach … think again.

Investing in the future with a Perkiomen education has opened doors to limitless opportunities for students since 1875.

Every Perkiomen student receives some form of financial assistance because annual gifts and endowment fund a portion of a Perkiomen education. Even our families who are able to pay full tuition benefit from the compassion and generosity of the Perkiomen community. Over three million dollars in merit and need-based aid is provided to 40% of our current students.

Perkiomen creates greater opportunities by offering several types of financial assistance, including payment plans, merit scholarships, and need-based grants.

Let us help you TODAY … Apply now for need-based financial aid.

Step 1: Complete a Parent Financial Statement (PFS).

Step 2: Upload all required forms by February 1 to SSS or mail to SSS at P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449:

    • W-2 Forms from Current Employer for two years (including the current year)
    • IRS Form 1040 with all schedules for two years (including the current year)
    • IRS Form 4506-T (signed, but not dated)
    • Any IRS forms that are in the student's name (1040, 1099, etc.)
    • Business and Farm Statement (for all business taxes related to the family)

Please note that you may be required to produce other documentation as requested.

Confidentiality Statement: All financial aid applications, grants, and associated documentation are held in strict confidence. Financial aid decisions and other related information will only be discussed with financial aid or admissions personnel. It is also the obligation of the family to not disclose financial aid information. As such, it is a violation of confidence to discuss your financial aid award with any third party.

Payment Options

Payment Plans

  1. One Payment – Full Net Annual Tuition Due by July 15
    • Optional participation in TRP* available
  2. Two Payments – 65% Net Annual Tuition Due by July 15/Remaining 35% Net Annual Tuition Due by December 1
    • Required participation in TRP*
    • 1% Program Administrative Fee on net annual tuition
  3. Eight (8) Monthly Tuition Payments (July – February) – Not Available to Students with F-1 Visas
    • Required participation in TRP*
    • 2% Program Administrative Fee on net annual tuition

*The Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) provides a prorated refund of the unused portion of the annual tuition for a fee of 4% of net annual tuition.

Purchase of the TRP guarantees that if the student should withdraw or be required to withdraw, a portion of the net annual tuition (annual tuition less financial aid provided through grant), less the nonrefundable deposit, would be refunded on a prorated basis as follows:

  • 100% of the unused net annual tuition will be refunded in the event of a medical withdrawal with documentation provided by a licensed medical doctor or other medical professional approved by the school.
  • 60% of the unused net annual tuition will be refunded in the event of either a required or voluntary withdrawal.

Payment Methods

Any payment of TUITION, DEPOSIT, and TUITION-RELATED FEES made by credit card will be charged a 3% convenience fee. We accept MasterCard, American Express and Discover for tuition and tuition-related fees. We cannot accept VISA for these specific transactions, but we will accept it along with the other three for any other school business – student banking, Robbie’s purchases, gifts, etc.

For families that do not wish to incur the convenience fee, we accept a number of other payment methods including check, ACH transfer (domestic families only) and wire transfers.

For wire transfers*:
QNB Bank (Quakertown National Bank)
320 West Broad Street
PO Box 9005
Quakertown, PA 18951-9005
ABA #031907790
Perkiomen School Account: 2100295
(list school as beneficiary and reference the name of the student)

*Our bank is a small bank and does not have a SWIFT code. Your bank will make the wire transfer to a larger intermediary bank in the US and then the intermediary US bank will transfer the funds to Quakertown National Bank using our ABA code.

For ACH transfers:
Please call the Business Office at (215) 679-1138 with the following information:

    • Indicate whether checking/savings account
    • Name on account
    • Account number
    • Bank name
    • Bank routing number

Tuition includes academic training and access to teachers during study hall periods, room and board (lunch for day students), college counseling, 24-hour access to the health center and all basic health center expenses, facility access including access to the library, computer center, and athletic facility, and many school-sponsored academic, athletic, and recreational activities.

Technology Fee includes access to the internet in classrooms and dormitories, wireless network access at key locations across campus, a school e-mail account and storage space on the school server, Activboards in all classrooms, telephone service, and ongoing maintenance and improvement to the network and computing resources on campus.

2017-18 Academic Year

Perkiomen School provides merit scholarships and need-based financial aid for qualified students. Every Perkiomen student receives some form of assistance because annual gifts and endowment fund a portion of a Perkiomen education.

ADMISSIONS

Domestic Application Fee – Any student residing within the United States or its dependencies

$50

International Application Fee – Any student living outside the United States, including government and military personnel

$100


TUITION DEPOSITS
(nonrefundable, applied to the tuition amount)

Day Student

$3,000

Boarding Student

$5,000

Boarding Student – residing abroad*

$10,000*

*If visa is denied, deposit is refundable with proper documentation.

TUITION & REQUIRED FEES

Boarding Tuition (6-12, PG)

$58,200

Incidental Account Deposit – students living in the United States

$1,000*

Incidental Account Deposit – students living abroad

$2,500*

Technology Fee

$300

iPad (if applicable)

All students must have an iPad 2 or higher. Perkiomen will provide an iPad for those students who do not bring their own.

$225

Graduation Fee (if applicable)

$225

Upper Day Tuition (grades 9-12, PG)

$33,000

Incidental Account Deposit

$600*

Technology Fee

$300


OTHER PROGRAMS & OPTIONAL FEES

English as a Second Language Fee (full year program, nonrefundable)

$10,900

The Learning Center Fee (full year program, nonrefundable)

$9,600

Books: electronic books purchased online (varies by class/courses)

$500-$700

Health Insurance – Primary Coverage / 10 Months

$2,055

Laundry Service

Personal Clothing

$790

Linen & Towels – student owned

$134

(Coin operated machines are available in each dormitory)

Transportation Coordination

$25

Personal Banking (allowance, initial deposit)

$300-$600

*The Incidental Account deposit is applied to your student’s personal expenditures such as student center charges, transportation, weekend trips, field trips (some required trips can be as much as $750, with financial aid available to those who qualify), damages, PSAT/SAT/TOEFL exams, score reports, AP exams, college application fees, voice/instrumental lessons, parking fee ($75 for day students/$150 boarding), boxing, golf, etc. When the initial deposit is depleted, additional payment will be required as reflected on the monthly statement.

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