International Student Admissions

Admissions Process: Perkiomen 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 postgraduates. Please email us at admissions@perkiomen.org 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 admissions@perkiomen.org.

We encourage all families to join us here on campus so that you may have an opportunity to meet current students and speak with them about their Perk experience. While on campus you will have an opportunity to tour the facilities as well as interview with one of our admissions counselors.

If a campus visit is not possible for you and your family, we are more than happy to schedule a Skype interview or an off-campus interview, when possible. The Skype interview does require video capability.

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.

SSAT School Code | 5740
TOEFL School Code | 2040

On-site SSAT FLEX Tests are offered Friday, December 21, 2018 and Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Space is limited and advanced registration is required by calling the Admissions Office at (215) 679-1132.

Step 4: Apply
Perkiomen accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO). Click the button below to begin the application process.

Required Application Materials:

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


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 admissions@perkiomen.org.

Step 6: Additional Materials
You may submit any additional application materials to admissions@perkiomen.org. 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)

Step 7: English Language and American Culture Institute

The Perkiomen School English Language and American Culture Institute is a required, four-week summer program for newly enrolled international students who are non-native speakers of English. The program is designed to provide students from around the world with a comprehensive academic and cultural experience in preparation for studying at an American boarding school. Students build social language skills needed to navigate campus life as well as academic language and communication skills needed to succeed in the classroom.

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.