The leadership of The Perkiomen School is now embarking on an exciting campaign to substantially renovate the dining hall and build two new dormitories.
Kolbe Hall and Riordan Hall
Excitement and anticipation are mounting for Perkiomen’s new student life campaign. With the help of Eric Kolbe ‘61 and a group of committed donors, over $7.5 million dollars has already been raised. This sum allows The Perkiomen School to build Kolbe Hall, a dormitory with modern amenities for eating, sleeping, studying, and socializing. The campaign continues as The Perkiomen School works to fund additional projects that will benefit student life and enhance the experience of all day and residential students, particularly a second dormitory and the renovation of Parents Hall. The timeline for realizing these goals will be informed by the timing of fundraising milestones, construction efficiency, and the operational needs of the school.
Adding to the excitement and forward momentum, the Board of Trustees recently approved the name of the campaign. The Perkiomen School is delighted to announce Eat | Sleep | Dream: Building a Vision for Student Life. This name encompasses all we hope to accomplish for student life at Perkiomen with clarity, brevity, and creativity. With a firm decision on the name of the campaign, The Perkiomen School will intensify its efforts and move forward with a new campaign website, case statement, and marketing materials.
Perkiomen is committed to having a healthy mix of day and boarding students and recognizes that all students benefit from a community that embraces life beyond the classroom – on the field, in the theater, in the dining hall, in the evening, and on the weekends.
It is in all of these places that students, day and boarding, apply their talents, broaden their perspectives, deepen their values and re-examine their goals. It is also a place where students develop friendships to last a lifetime … from down the street, across the country and around the globe, student life is central to the Perkiomen experience.
LEARNING IS CENTRAL TO ALL AREAS OF CAMPUS
Parents Hall (dining hall) and our residential dormitories are the non-academic, cultural centers of life for all of our students. They are the beating heart of the school – where the students eat and sleep, live and interact with one another daily.
WE STRIVE TO MAINTAIN A PHYSICAL PLANT THAT PERFORMS TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL
Several of our dormitories are aging and outmoded as is Parents Hall, which in addition to being severely overcrowded is in need of reconfiguration and equipment upgrades.
RISK BECOMING OUR BEST IS NOT ONLY A MISSION… IT IS A CAMPAIGN!