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 25, 2014 for American Football Camp only. Monday – Wednesday, September 1-3, 2014 ONLY.
Thanksgiving Break – November 20, 2014 after 11:00 a.m. until November 21, 2014 by 12:00 p.m. Return on December 1, 2014 by 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Break – December 18, 2014 after 3:00 p.m. until December 19, 2014 by 12:00 p.m. Return on January 5, 2015 by 8:00 p.m.
Spring Break – February 26, 2015 after 3:00 p.m. and February 27, 2015 by 12:00 p.m. Return on March 16, 2015 by 8:00 p.m.
End of Year – Seniors: May 23, 2015 after graduation (by 3:00 p.m.) Underclass: May 29, 2015 after 11:00 a.m. until May 30, 2015 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.