Perkiomen School

Perkiomen School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, boarding and day school located in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania. Perkiomen admits students in grades 6-12 and offers a year for postgraduate students. Perkiomen was founded in 1875 by a descendant of a Schwenkfelder immigrant, and has a student body of approximately 350. The campus encompasses 165 acres (0.67 km2).[1]

Perkiomen School
Perkiomen School as seen from above
TypeCo-ed, Private, Boarding
HeadmasterMark A. Devey
Student to teacher ratio7:1
Campus165 acres (0.67 km2)
Color(s)Purple, Gold


Perkiomen School's campus covers 165 acres (0.67 km2) and is located in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, a small suburb within the Lehigh Valley and the Greater Philadelphia area.

The campus features six dormitories, a dining hall, a health center, and faculty housing. Athletic facilities include an athletic center with a swimming pool, two gymnasiums, weight and wrestling rooms, a weight room, wrestling room, eight tennis courts, multiple athletic fields, an indoor batting cage, and an outdoor batting cage.

The campus includes six academic buildings. The original "old main" school building, Kriebel Hall, was renovated in 1995 after being extensively damaged in a fire. In 2007, Perkiomen opened The Robert M. Schumo Academic Center, which includes science and computer laboratories, a conference room, and new classrooms.[2]


While the literal translation of the school's motto Solvitur vivendo is "it is solved by living", a more nuanced interpretation of the Latin is closer to "experience is the best teacher" or "we learn through experience". A more colloquial interpretation is "the learning is in the doing".[1]


  1. Perkiomen School official website. Accessed May 3, 2013.
  2. Kessler, Brandie (24 December 2006). "Perkiomen School unveils new facilities". The Mercury News. The Mercury. Retrieved 12 January 2016.


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