Admissions Process


These amazing students are day and boarding, domestic and international, athletes and artists, introverts and extroverts.  We celebrate their differences and what they have in common - the opportunities, transformations, and moments of pride they experience at Perkiomen School. 


Ready to join them? Learn how to apply, below.  

Admissions Process

Perkiomen School celebrates the energy and potential of all our students. We want you to part of it. We want to help you anyway we can as you take your first steps toward becoming a Perkiomen student. We welcome all students entering grades 6-12, as well as post-graduates. Please email us at if you have any questions or need assistance.

Step 1: Inquire
Complete the online inquiry form so that we can add you to our invitation and mailing lists and assign you an admissions counselor.

Step 2: Interview
Schedule your tour and interview by contacting the Office of Admissions at (215) 679-1132 or

Step 3: Testing
Submit your standardized testing score report.
Applicants for grades 6-10 must submit the SSAT (ISEE is also acceptable).
Applicants for grades 11-12 (and postgraduates) must submit the PSAT, SAT, or ACT.
Applicants for whom English is not the first language must submit the TOEFL.  The Duolingo English Test is also being accepted for those unable to submit a TOEFL.

SSAT School Code | 5740
TOEFL School Code | 2040

SSAT is offering flexible options for testing.

The "SSAT at Home" is the same standardized test as the SSAT but delivered on your computer via a secure web application.  

Prometric test centers will be an option, following state and local guidelines, for in-person computer-based testing.

On-site SSAT FLEX Tests are offered twice each year at Perkiomen School.  Space is limited and advanced registration is required by calling the Admissions Office at (215) 679-1132.  

Test Date for 2022-2023:
Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. EST

Step 4: Apply
Perkiomen School uses the Standard Application Online (SAO). To learn more about using the SAO and begin your application, click here.

Required Application Materials:

  • Complete application with fee ($50 domestic students, $100 students living abroad) by February 1
  • Essay
  • SAO Supplement for Perkiomen School
  • Math Teacher Recommendation
  • English Teacher Recommendation
  • Transcript with current and previous two years of grades

Step 5: Check Status
You will be able to check the status of your application materials by logging into your SSAT account. We have access to your materials once you submit them. You may contact the Office of Admissions any time you have questions about your application at (215) 679-1132 or

Step 6: Additional Materials
You may submit any additional application materials to Be sure to include your name and date of birth on the email.

Graded Writing Sample (optional)
Submit a current graded writing sample from a history or an English course
Additional Recommendations (optional)

For all applicants who have completed the application process by February 1, notification of admission decision is issued in mid-March. Applicants and their families have until April 10 to consider their options and communicate what school they wish to attend. For applicants who do not complete the admission process by February 1, decisions are made on a rolling basis as space allows.


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