Wyoming Seminary Upper School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
201 North Sprague Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704
Tel: 570-270-2160
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Sem offers more than 160 courses spanning all major disciplines including over 25 AP courses.  Sem has an 8:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 13.
Wyoming Seminary has an outstanding art program and the new 16 million dollar Kirby Center for the Creative Arts.
Dormitory life at Wyoming Seminary is all-inclusive.  Students from all over the world find common interests through shared living spaces and activities.
Each year Sem is home to more than 100 international students from over 20 cultures.  The international influence is embraced by the Sem community and  has become one of the hallmarks of a Sem education.
Sem offers an exciting range and long list of clubs, activities and leadership opportunities.  Often student-initiated, these groups provide experiences not found in the classroom or on the playing fields.
Athletics at Wyoming Seminary are competitive.  Sem offers several choices to student-athletes every season, and over 75% of Sem students participate in our athletic programs.
Wyoming Seminary has an excellent college counseling office that provides students with the structure that they need to matriculate at a college of their choice.
Visual and Performing Arts are a valued aspect of the Wyoming Seminary experience.
The Sem stage is not just for actors and musicians. We also have talent shows, international festivals and numerous one-act performances in our two arts buildings: The Kirby Center for the Creative Arts and the Buckingham Performing Arts Center.
  • Within an exponetially changing world, Wyoming Seminary dares to teach our students to honor and strive for the true, the beautiful and the good.
  • As a college preparatory school, Wyoming Seminary seeks to create active learners, responsible citizens, community leaders and ethical individuals ready to take their place in the global community of the 21st century.
  • True to our traditions and our values, Wyoming Seminary is committed to supporting promising students from varied backgrounds.
  • Our curriculum emphasizes competition and collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, self-respect and respect for others.
  • We challenge our students to discover their talents and their passions by offering an integrated program rich in artistic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities that complement the school's core commitment to academic excellence, personal integrity, personal growth and community service.

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  • Roanoke College
    The first aspect of Wyoming Seminary that I really appreciated was the English department curriculum. Deviating from the "normal" high school English curriculum, Sem offered fun theme based trimester courses for juniors and seniors, such. . .
  • 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. . .
  • Antioch College
    Wyoming Seminary had exceptionally small classes when I attended in the sixties. Generally classes were no larger than 12 students. Rules were strictly enforced but there was a sense of "home" that made life comfortable. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Wyoming Seminary Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation United Methodist Non-denominational
Year Founded 1844 1910
Campus Size 22 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 458 students 298 students
% Students of Color
8%
20%
% International Students
24%
20%
% Students Boarding
40%
68%
Average SAT Score 1735 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1560 - 1960 -
Average ACT score 24 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants and a collared shirt)
Casual
Average Class Size 14 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 22 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
68%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $56 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,400 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,300 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $17,000 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 76% -
Acceptance Rate
53%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJulie Bean
Gwyneth Hecht (domestic)
Associate Director of AdmissionsRegina Allen (international)

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 22 16
CoursesAP Art and Music History, 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 Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Seminar in American Studies-History, AP Seminar in American Studies_English, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art/Design, AP Studio Art/Drawing, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 56 23
ExtracurricularsAcademic Department representatives, Athletic Training, Baking Club, Blue Crew Orientation Committee, Blue Key, Business Club, Chess Club, Chorale, Coding Club, Community Service Club, Creative Writing Club, Dance Club, Disciplinary Council, Dorm Prefects, Engineering Club, Environment Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, Gender Equity Club, Glee Club, Hacky Sack Club, Handbell Choir, Honor Council, Instrumental, International Club,

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
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Wyoming Seminary's core values include passion for learning, leading and serving; integrity; respect; responsibility; and soundness of mind, body and spirit. The school is known for its unparelleled academics, where excellence is revered; its dynamic faculty, teachers inspiring students; unmatched diversity, where friendships overcome stereotypes; unrivaled arts, athletics and activities, in which interests become passions; and enviable outcomes--Sem transforms lives.
  • LD types supported: Mild learning differences
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, University Senate of the United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools
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