Wyoming Seminary Upper School

201 N. Sprague Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704
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Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #1 - The Wyoming Seminary Class of 2023 included 126 graduates who received 532 admission letters from 227 different colleges, ultimately matriculating to 87 unique institutions.
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Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #1 - The Wyoming Seminary Class of 2023 included 126 graduates who received 532 admission letters from 227 different colleges, ultimately matriculating to 87 unique institutions.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #2 - Every student at Wyoming Seminary belongs to one of four societies - teams, essentially, that compete all year for points, culminating with a day of games and activities called Society Day to end the school year.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #3 - Visual and Performing Arts are a valued aspect of the Wyoming Seminary experience.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #4 - In addition to the 600-seat concert hall at the newly built Kirby Center for Creative Arts, Sem also has a more intimate "black box" setting for performances at the Buckingham Performing Arts Center.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #5 - Wyoming Seminary has one of the nation's strongest wrestling programs, evidenced by national team championships won as recently as 2023 (girls) and 2022 (boys).
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #6 - Wyoming Seminary was the recipient in 2022 of a grant to fund a now-thriving pollinator and bird garden that not only beautifies the campus, but implements sustainable landscaping and agricultural practices and serves as a learning tool.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #7 - Wyoming Seminary's newly renovated dining hall includes salad, pasta and sandwich bars, as well as additional lines for daily special entrees, a Coca-Cola freestyle machine, an ice cream maker and a Caribou Coffee kiosk.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #8 - The Back Campus is among the most popular meeting spots for students and often serves as a playing field for pick-up kickball, lacrosse and lawn games.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #9 - Wyoming Seminary faculty and staff members are more than just educators. They are coaches, advisors, mentors and dorm parents, as 40 members of our staff live on campus.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #10 - Every student regularly meets with and receives guidance from one of our college counselors.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #11 - Wyoming Seminary has invested significantly in recent years in its strength and conditioning and athletic training programs, upgrading equipment and space and adding staff.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #12 - The average class size at Sem is nine students. Our course catalog includes 20-plus Advanced Placement classes and more than 160 courses spanning all major disciplines.
Founded in 1844, Wyoming Seminary is a four-year, coeducational, day and boarding school that serves a truly global population. More than 100 international students from 35 countries - which represents 24% of the Upper School population - attend Sem.
The average class size at Wyoming Seminary is about nine students, allowing our world-class faculty to provide personalized, hands-on instruction.
Wyoming Seminary's signature programs include three academic concentrations - Climate Science and Sustainability, STEM/STEAM, Humanities and Global Studies - which allow students to focus their work in specialized fields while developing a portfolio and working closely with a concentration advisor.
Offering 22 interscholastic sports teams, Wyoming Seminary's robust athletic program has achieved local, national and even international success. About 75% of students participate in at least one sport.
Many of Wyoming Seminary's art shows and classes are housed at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts, opened in 2014, which contains a 600-seat concert hall, a two-story art gallery and multiple studios, classrooms and other spaces.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 424 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,800
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $29,900
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Wyoming Seminary Upper School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 285 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Wyoming Seminary Upper School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Mild learning differences
n/a
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1844
1906
Campus Size
22 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
424 students
319 students
% International Students
24%
20%
% Students Boarding
37%
68%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Appropriate tops include collared shirt, polo, blouse, sweater, turtleneck, dress; appropriate pants include khakis, colored denim or dress pants
Casual
Average Class Size
9 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
24
18
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$100 million
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,800
$64,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,900
$35,900
% Students on Financial Aid
60%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Keith Fischer
Associate Director of Admissions
Regina Allen (international)

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
24
18
Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French - Language and Culture, AP Government and Politics, AP Language and Composition, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C, AP Precalculus, AP Seminar in American History, AP Seminar in American Studies, AP Spanish - Language and Culture, AP Spanish - Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio - Design, AP Studio - Drawing, AP US History, AP World History: Modern

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
60
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
3D Printing Club, Artisan Club, Asian Culture Club, Aviation Club, Baking Club, Bible Club, Blue Crew, Blue Key, Business Club, Chess Club, Classics Club, Climate Science and Sustainability, Community Service Club, Crossword Puzzle Club, Dude. Be Nice, Engineering Club, Environmental Club, Envirothon, History Club, HOSA, Humanities and Global Studies, International Club, Investing Club, Knight Squire Program, LAB, Language Center, Levi Spragues, Math Center, Mock Trial, Model UN, Peer Tutoring, PRISM, Puppet Club, RAs, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad, Science Research Group, Sem Against Animal Cruelty, SEMDM, SEMFEM, Ski Club, SLAM, Sports Careers Club, STEM Club, Student Government, Students of Color Alliance, The Opinator newspaper, The Wyoming yearbook, True Blue, Valeo Verde, Writing Center

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Company, Drama and the Arts, Instrumental Music, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Stage Crew

Recreational Athletic Programs:
eSports Club, Ping Pong Club, Volleyball

College Matriculation

Year: 2012 - 2016
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Penn State University
30
University of Pittsburgh
20
Bucknell University
14
University of Pennsylvania
14
United State Naval Academy
13
Wilkes University
11
Drexel University
10
New York University
10
Temple University
10
University of Scranton
8

School Notes

  • Wyoming Seminary's core values include a passion for leading, learning and serving; integrity; respect; responsibility; and soundness of mind, body and spirit.
  • LD types supported: Mild learning differences
  • Wyoming Seminary Upper School accreditations: Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges; the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS);
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Wyoming Seminary Upper School cost?
Wyoming Seminary Upper School's tuition is approximately $62,800 for boarding students and $29,900 for day students.
What schools are Wyoming Seminary Upper School often compared to?
Wyoming Seminary Upper Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mercersburg Academy by visitors of our site.
What sports does Wyoming Seminary Upper School offer?
Wyoming Seminary Upper School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis and Wrestling.
Does Wyoming Seminary Upper School offer a summer program?
Yes, Wyoming Seminary Upper School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Wyoming Seminary Upper School's ranking?
Wyoming Seminary Upper School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Wyoming Seminary Upper School?
The application deadline for Wyoming Seminary Upper School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Class of 2006
5.00
Lafayette College
I believe "Sem" is special because it is not a boarding school in the strictest sense. Half of the students at Sem live nearby and commute while the other half live on campus. . .

Class of 2015
5.00
Robert Morris University
One aspect that makes Sem unique is Society Day. It is a campus wide event at the end of the school year. The students divide up into four teams and participate in a variety of. . .

Class of 2011
5.00
Susquehanna University
Diversity was and still is a huge aspect of the boarding school! The ability to learn from countless cultures and people allowed me to expand my horizon and my worldview. It made me a better. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 424 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,800
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $29,900
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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