The School will assist students and arrange transportation for weekends and school breaks to bus and train stations, as well as Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Traffic to each destination varies every day. The School allows three hours travel time to John F. Kennedy International Airport, two and one half hours travel time to Newark Liberty International Airport, and two hours to Philadelphia International Airport. Please do not schedule departures from JFK before 11:00 a.m. or EWR and PHL before 10:00 a.m. Return trips to Perkiomen should be scheduled for as early in the day as possible. Flights arriving in the evening (after 7:00 p.m.) will delay arrival on campus until very late evening. All fees for transportation are billed to the student’s incidental account and will vary depending on the trip and the number of students sharing a trip. Students must complete a Transportation Request Form to set up transportation when needed. The School calendar is published well in advance so that tickets may be purchased ahead of time for the school vacation periods. School transportation will be provided on the following dates:
Opening of School – Monday, August 24, 2015 for American Football Camp only. Monday, August 31, 2015 (international student arrival day) and Tuesday, September 1, 2015 (registration day) ONLY.
Thanksgiving Break – November 19, 2015 after 11:00 a.m. until November 20, 2015 by 12:00 p.m. Return on November 30, 2015 by 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Break – December 17, 2015 after 3:00 p.m. until December 18, 2015 by 12:00 p.m. Return on January 4, 2016 by 8:00 p.m.
Spring Break – February 25, 2016 after 3:00 p.m. and February 26, 2016 by 12:00 p.m. Return on March 14, 2016 by 8:00 p.m.
End of Year – Seniors: May 28, 20165 after graduation (by 3:00 p.m.). Underclass: June 3, 2016 after 11:00 a.m. until June 4, 2016 by 12:00 p.m.
We do not arrange transportation for students who do not follow the School calendar and will only provide service on the above dates/times. Perkiomen School does close during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Breaks. (There is a school sponsored trip to Florida available to students for the entire Thanksgiving Break.) The school works with an agency that can assist in providing homestays during these vacation periods (there is a fee for this service). Perkiomen School does not allow students to sign out to hotels.