Wyoming Seminary Upper School

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201 North Sprague Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704
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Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #1 - The Louis Maslow Stem School at Wyoming Seminary creates real world opportunities to study robotics, engineering and environmental issues.
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Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #1 - The Louis Maslow Stem School at Wyoming Seminary creates real world opportunities to study robotics, engineering and environmental issues.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #2 - 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 #3 - Wyoming Seminary has an outstanding art program and the new 16 million dollar Kirby Center for the Creative Arts.
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 - 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 Upper School Photo #8 - 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 #9 - Visual and Performing Arts are a valued aspect of the Wyoming Seminary experience.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo #10 - 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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Definition of Terms 
2018 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 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment458 students313 students
% Students of Color
8%
21%
% International Students
24%
20%
% Students Boarding
40%
66%
Average SAT Score1250* National Avg. »View
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 Offered2217
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
68%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$60 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,400$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,300$30,555
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$17,000$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT76%-
Acceptance Rate
53%
55%
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 Offered2217
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 Offered1415
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations5624
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Academic Department representatives, Baking Club, Blue Crew Orientation Committee, Blue Key, Business Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Community Service Club, Creative Writing Club, Disciplinary Council, Dorm Prefects, Engineering Club, Environment Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, Gender Equity Club, Glee Club, Hacky Sack Club, Honor Council, International Club, IT Club, Library Advisory Board, Mandarin Club, Math Club, Medical Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Moot Court, Nerdvana, Opinator--student newspaper, Peer Group, Peer Writing Lab, Philosophy Club, Photography Club, Resident Assistants, Russian Club, Science Olympiad, Science Research Group, Spanish Club, Student Activities Committee, Student Government, TEDed, True Blue, Veterinary Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorale, Dance Club, Handbell Choir, Instrumental, Jazz Band, Madrigal Singers, Orchestra, PAI Civic Symphony, Stage Crew, Wyoming Seminary Players

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletic Training

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
  • 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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 440 students 144.5 miles300 East Seminary Street
    MercersburgPA 17236
    717-328-6173
    144.59-12, PG440
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 525 students 71.8 miles860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    610-326-1000
    71.89-12, PG525
  • Grades: 6-12, PG | 332 students 63.2 miles200 Seminary Street
    PennsburgPA 18073
    215-679-9511
    63.26-12, PG332
  • Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - Arts
    (Society of Friends)
    Grades: 9-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
     | 366 students
    92.8 miles975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    610-399-7900
    92.89-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
    366
  • George School
    George School Photo - A typical Fall scene around campus
    (Society of Friends)
    Grades: 9-12 | 540 students 88.4 miles1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    NewtownPA 18940
    215-579-6547
    88.49-12540
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