Residential Life

Residence Halls

There are six residence halls on campus for our boarding students. In the fall 2014, two new residence halls opened at Perkiomen. Kolbe Hall (girls) and Riordan Hall (boys) each house 32 students. Additionally, Kriebel Hall has three floors (Schultz, Carlson, and Spaatz) of housing for boys. Schultz Hall is for boys. In addition to Kolbe Hall, girls live in Ruhl Hall and Duyckinck Hall, which is a cottage-style residence hall.

Furnishings

Each room provides a bed, bureau, desk, closet, and safe for each student. All rooms have Internet connections as well as a telephone line. Window blinds are in all rooms, and beds are twin size with extra-long bedding if needed. Cork strips are provided in all rooms to hang posters. Students are responsible for the care of their personal property, room and equipment.

What To Bring

A refrigerator may be brought from home, but microwaves, toasters, or any cooking utensils–including hot pots and coffee makers–are strictly prohibited for safety reasons. Televisions are available in the lounges and are not allowed in rooms. Students are permitted to bring their bicycles, skateboards, and rollerblades to campus; they must be used with proper safety equipment (helmets, elbow pads, knee pads).

Most items can be purchased during orientation. Perkiomen provides van transportation to a local Wal-Mart each week for items needed throughout the year. If you forget something or need something, you will be able to get it quickly.

Boys will purchase a school tie through the bookstore. This is a required item for all boys.

Boys and girls will purchase warm-ups, after-school activity uniforms, and uniform shirts through the bookstore. These items are required for all students.

Boys & Girls - Clothing:
Dress slacks
Blouses or sport shirts
Navy blue blazers or sport coat
Black socks
Nylons/stockings/tights
Belts
Dress shoes
Neckties
Dresses and skirts (girls)
Casual slacks
Sweaters
Casual shoes
Sneakers
Jeans/t-shirts (after school use only)
Flip flops (after school use only)
Underclothes
Pajamas
Slippers
Gym clothes (cleats, t-shirts, sweats, shorts)
Athletic supporter
Raincoat
Umbrella
Winter jacket
Scarf, hat, gloves, mittens
Boots

General Items:
2-3 sets of XL sheets for bed
Pillow and 2-3 Pillow cases
2 Comforter and/or Blankets
Alarm clock
4-6 Bath towels
4-6 washcloths
Bath mat
2 laundry bags
Laundry basket
Hangers
Toiletries – toothpaste and shampoo from home
Hairbrush, comb
Hair dryer
Sandals for showers
Durable desk lamp
Backpack

Optional:
Snacks from home
Cell phone
Personal computer - laptop
Memory stick - USB
iPod
Camera
Bluetooth speakers
DVDs
Gaming consoles
Refrigerator
Eating utensils (fork, knife, spoon)
Bowls
Plates
Drinking cups
Books
Games
Posters
Thumbtacks, tape, scissors, rulers, pens, pencils
TI-84 calculator Paper
Musical instruments
Desired sport items
Bathing suit
Tennis racquet
Soccer ball
Basketball
Bicycles (must be used with proper safety equipment)
Skateboards (must be used with proper safety equipment)
Rollerblades (must be used with proper safety equipment)

Not Permitted:
Microwaves
Toasters
Blenders
Hot Pots
Coffee Pots or Keurig Machines
Cooking items of any kind
Additional furniture

T-shirts, sweatshirts, and, miscellaneous/personal items are also available at the bookstore.
Storage is available during the summer months at the current storage fee.
Please mark all clothing and equipment with the student’s name.

Mail Service

Boarding students will receive a mailbox number and key when they register at the beginning of the school year. All student mail will be distributed in the student mailboxes located on the lower level of Kriebel Hall. Please address mail in the following manner:

Student’s Name
Perkiomen School - School Mailbox Number
200 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073

Weekends

Weekends offer something for everyone! Trips are frequent, including malls, movies, skiing, rock climbing, college fairs, shows, amusement parks and college visits. New York City and Philadelphia are in easy reach for everything from Broadway plays to pro sporting events. And weekends almost always include outings to the regional shopping capital of King of Prussia and to Walmart, a popular destination for all the essential supplies of boarding school life. On-campus activities range from dances to Super Bowl parties to dodgeball, badminton, indoor soccer, and basketball tournaments. Student ideas inspire many campus events, such as the “Mr. Perkiomen” mock beauty pageant and talent competitions. Traditions include film screenings for Black History Month and Women’s History Month as well as Perk’s annual Purple and Gold Games competition and Variety Show. Activities and events bring day students to campus for much of the weekend. The Carnegie Library is open on weekends, as is Kehs Hall, the fine arts center.

Dining

The school dining hall, Parents Hall, is operated by Alan Kern and his staff from Sodexo. Meals are served buffet, sit-down, or on the cafeteria line. Breakfast includes a yogurt bar, cereal bar and Belgian waffle station each day. Lunch offers a salad bar, deli station, hot bar and service on the cafeteria line. Dinners are served buffet and family style, with a varying menu each day. Every effort is made to assist anyone with a special diet or other dietary restrictions. Breakfast is served each weekday from 7 until 7:40 a.m. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Formal Dinner on Monday and evenings is family style at 6 p.m., and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are a buffet from 6 – 7 p.m. Weekend meals begin with brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Weekend dinners are from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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