201 North Sprague Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704
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Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #1 - Wyoming Seminary's athletic success stretches across all three seasons of competition. The Blue Knights field hockey team won their seventh state championship in 2018, while the wrestling team is ranked No. 2 in the country. Sem offers 22 varsity sports, including rowing and girls wrestling.
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Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #1 - Wyoming Seminary's athletic success stretches across all three seasons of competition. The Blue Knights field hockey team won their seventh state championship in 2018, while the wrestling team is ranked No. 2 in the country. Sem offers 22 varsity sports, including rowing and girls wrestling.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #2 - Wyoming Seminary has an outstanding art program and the new 16 million dollar Kirby Center for the Creative Arts.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #3 - 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 Upper School Photo #4 - Dormitory life at Wyoming Seminary is all-inclusive. Students from all over the world find common interests through shared living spaces and activities.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #5 - 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.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #6 - 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.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #7 - 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.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #8 - Visual and Performing Arts are a valued aspect of the Wyoming Seminary experience.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #9 - 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.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #10 - Established in 2012, The Louis Maslow STEM School at Wyoming Seminary brings STEM-based learning into our curriculum, into extracurricular clubs and activities, and to our surrounding community through a lecture series and Saturday events.
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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 458 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $51,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $24,300
  • Acceptance rate: 53%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Wyoming Seminary Upper School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

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Attribute
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 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
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1844
1907
Campus Size
22 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
458 students
300 students
% Students of Color
8%
26%
% International Students
24%
20%
% Students Boarding
40%
70%
Average SAT Score
1250
* National Avg. »View
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 Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
22
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
68%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$60 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,400
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,300
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$17,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
76%
-
Acceptance Rate
53%
58%
Director of Admissions
Julie Bean
Scott Green
Associate Director of Admissions
Regina Allen (international)

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
22
17
Courses
AP 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
58
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Council, American Field Service, Asian Culture Club, Athletic Board, Blue Crew Orientation Committee, Blue Key, Cangineers, Culture Club, Dance, Chorus, Acting, Eco-team, Entre Nous, Entrepreneurship Club, Fine Arts Board, Flag-football, Future Business Leaders, Hispanic Honor Society, Jewish Student Group, Mandarin Club, Masque and Dagger, Numismatics Club, Opinator--student newspaper, PAC Rats (theatre technology club), Peer Mentors, Photography Club, Playmakers, Proctor, Resident Assistants, Russian Club, Science Olympiad, Science Research Group, Sock Club (charity organization), Spanish Club, Student Activities Committee, Student Advisory Board, Student Government, Student Life Council, Tap Club, TEDed, The Centipede (student newspaper), The Chameleon (student literary magazine), The Scallion, True Blue, Umoja (students of African descent), Veterinary Club, Youth In Philanthropy

Arts and Music Programs:
Dux Femina Facti, Environmental Awareness, Hydrox, Jewish Culture Club, Orienteering, Outdoor Adventure, Poetry Out Loud, Stage Crew, Student Diversity Committee, Student Goverment

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Language Clubs

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 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
  • Wyoming Seminary Upper School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, University Senate of the United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools
Source: Verified school update

Alumni Reviews Review School

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Description

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
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. . .

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 (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 458 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $51,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $24,300
  • Acceptance rate: 53%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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