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 – Wednesday, August 24, 2016 for American Football Camp only. Tuesday, August 30, 2016 (international student arrival day) and Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (registration day) ONLY.
Thanksgiving Break – Friday, November 18, 2016 after 11:00 a.m. until Saturday, November 19, 2016 by 12:00 p.m. Return on Monday, November 28, 2016 by 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Break – Thursday, December 15, 2016 after 3:00 p.m. until Friday, December 16, 2016 by 12:00 p.m. Return on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by 8:00 p.m.
Spring Break – Thursday, March 2, 2017 after 3:00 p.m. until Friday, March 3, 2017 by 12:00 p.m. Return on Monday, March 20, 2017 by 8:00 p.m.
End of Year – Seniors: Saturday, May 27, 2017 after graduation (by 3:00 p.m.). Underclass: Friday, June 2, 2017 after 11:00 a.m. until Saturday, June 3, 2017 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.) Perkiomen School does not allow students to sign out to hotels.
Please note that The Perkiomen School strongly discourages students from using any outside car services (Uber, taxi, etc.). We prefer and encourage students to use companies that Perkiomen knows and trusts. Please contact Mr. Kevin Manferdini with any questions or concerns.