Wyoming Seminary, or more affectionately known as "Sem," is the oldest coeducational independent college preparatory school in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Our schools are located in Pennsylvania's historic Wyoming Valley, near Wilkes-Barre, about a two hour drive from Philadelphia and about 2 1/2 hours from New York City. The Lower School in Forty Fort is a day school with classes from toddler (eighteen months) through grade eight. The Upper School in Kingston is a day and boarding community with classes from grades nine through twelve plus a postgraduate year.
At the time of the school's founding in 1844 by the Methodist Church, "seminary" was a common name for school. To this day, Wyoming Seminary maintains a connection with the Methodist Church but accepts students of all faiths. Although religious instruction is not part of our curriculum, a required Upper School course, "The Bible and Western Culture," and monthly chapel services are designed to challenge young people with the values of our Christian heritage.
Due to our consistently high placement rate in the nation's top colleges and universities, Wyoming Seminary is renowned as a challenging, engaging school. For more information, contact us!
Wyoming Seminary is accredited and/or licensed by the following organizations: The Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Education and by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. Wyoming Seminary holds membership in the National Association of United Methodist Schools and Colleges, the Association of Boarding Schools, the College Board, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Secondary School Admission Test Board and the Council on Religion in Independent Schools.
Wyoming Seminary admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs.