Wyoming Seminary Upper School

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Tel: 570-270-2160
201 North Sprague Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704
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The Louis Maslow Stem School at Wyoming Seminary creates real world opportunities to study robotics, engineering and environmental issues.
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The Louis Maslow Stem School at Wyoming Seminary creates real world opportunities to study robotics, engineering and environmental issues.
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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  • 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. . .
  • 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. . .
  • 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. . .
  • 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 
2017 School Data
Wyoming SeminaryBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationUnited MethodistNon-denominational
Year Founded18441910
Campus Size22 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment458 students300 students
% Students of Color
8%
20%
% International Students
24%
20%
% Students Boarding
40%
66%
Average SAT Score1735* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1560 - 1960-
Average ACT score24*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants and a collared shirt)
Casual
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2216
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
68%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$60 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,400$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,300$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$17,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT76%-
Acceptance Rate
53%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJulie Bean
Dustin S. Good (domestic)
Associate Director of AdmissionsRegina Allen (international)

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2216
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 Offered1414
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations5623
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 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Penn State University30
University of Pittsburgh20
Bucknell University14
University of Pennsylvania14
United State Naval Academy13
Wilkes University11
Drexel University10
New York University10
Temple University10
University of Scranton8

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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