About Us

The truth is, we’re not in Wyoming, and we’re not a seminary!

We’re located in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, and at the time of the school's founding in 1844, "seminary" was a synonym for school.

Wyoming Seminary, also known as “Sem,” is an independent day and boarding school located within a few hours of New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. We are close to recreational areas for skiing, hiking and water sports, within minutes of world-class dining, have access to sporting events, major musical acts, and the amenities of a more populous downtown area.

Sem has two campuses: the Lower School in Forty Fort (toddler through grade 8), and the Upper School in Kingston (grade nine through postgraduate). 60 percent of faculty live on campus and seventy-nine percent hold advanced degrees. In the classroom, more than 150 courses are offered and many of electives are unique to Sem. A cutting-edge creative arts facility is the home to our vibrant arts program and Sem has three new state-of-the-art sports facilities for our athletic program. Additionally, students choose from over 30 clubs and activities to suit nearly every interest.

Sem is a microcosm of the national and global community. Every year, we are home to more than 100 international students from over 20 countries. This diversity enables students to develop a global perspective that will be essential for success in the future and creates friendships that last a lifetime.


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Fast Facts

Fast Facts About Sem:

86% of 2016 graduates went on to the top three tiers of selectivity based on Barron’s Guide.

86% of Sem's 2015 AP test takers earned a 3 or higher, compared to 67% in PA, 57% nationally, and 58% globally.

13 is the average class size.

8:1 is the student:teacher ratio.

9th graders participate in a STEM Foundations course which introduces them to advanced elements of science, technology, engineering and math.

10th grade is when individualized college counseling starts for all Sem students.

122 2016 graduates matriculated to 84 colleges and universities, 3 took a gap year, and 1 is a Marine.

5 is the average trimester course load per student.

Recreation

Frances Slocum State Park (570) 696-3525
565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming

Hickory Run State Park (570) 443-0400
3613 State Route 534, White Haven

Montage Mountain Ski Resort (800) 468-7669
1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, Pa.

Ricketts Glen State Park (570) 477-5675
695 State Route 487, Benton

Shopping

The Shoppes at Montage (570) 341-3271
1035 Shoppes Blvd., Moosic

Wyoming Valley Mall (570) 822-9944
29 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre

Within walking distance of Wyoming Seminary Upper School:

Walgreen's (570) 283-8267
201 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston

Gateway Shopping Center
Edwardsville, PA 18704


Dining

Cafe Toscana (570) 208-1252
1 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre

Chili's (570) 829-5833
375 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre

La Tolteca (570) 825-5001
200 Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre

Longhorn Steakhouse (570) 822-1878
25 Bear Creek Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre

Mizu Sushi & Hibachi (570) 822-3866
244 Highland Park Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre

Olive Garden (570) 825-9125
561 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre

Outback Steakhouse (570) 823-7731
547 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar (570) 824-6600
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Highway 315 Blvd., Wilkes-Barre

Ruth's Chris Steak House (570) 208-2266
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Highway 315 Blvd., Wilkes-Barre

TGI Friday's (570) 823-9923
800 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

Thai Thai (570) 824-9599
41 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre

Within walking distance of Wyoming Seminary Upper School:

Bakehouse Bakery & Cafe (570) 714-2253
152 S. Wyoming Avenue, Kingston

Bistro on the Ave. (570) 714-8725
174 United Penn Plaza, Kingston

Kevin's Bar & Restaurant (570) 285-3071
247 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston

Peking Chef (570) 283-1188
184 S. Wyoming Avenue, Kingston

Tommy's Pizza Corner (570) 283-0545
619 Market Street, Wilkes-Barre

Entertainment

Barnes & Noble and Starbucks (570) 829-4210
421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre

Chacko's Family Bowling Center (570) 208-2695
195 Wilkes-Barre Blvd, Wilkes-Barre

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (570) 826-1100
71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (570) 970-7600
255 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre

Mohegan Sun Pocono Resort (570) 831-2100
1280 Rt. 315, Wilkes-Barre

RC Theatres Movies 14 (570) 825-4444
24 Northampton Ct., Wilkes-Barre

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