Acronyms and Commonly Used Terms

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Lower School
Located at 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 18704. This campus includes grades Toddler through 8. All other buildings noted on this page are located at the Upper School.

Upper School 
Located at 201 North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704. This campus includes grades 9 through postgraduate.

Accountability list
Used to describe the attendance list maintained by the Class Deans' office. 

Back Campus
Green space and recreational field located behind Fleck Hall.

The term "bells" has two meanings at Sem. The first is to describe our classroom bell schedule. It is also used to refer to a study hall detention period. 

Bell Tower
The iconic clock tower located on Sprague Avenue, in the center of Sem's campus.

BPAC: Buckingham Performing Arts Center
Located near the center of Sprague Avenue, this facility contains an auditorium, green room, drama room, chorale room, orchestra room, offices, and practice rooms. Maintenance and Security are located back by the parking lot.

CAC: Carpenter Athletic Center
Located on Maple Avenue and connected to the PDSC, this facility contains the "big gym," pool, athletic training room, practice rooms, locker rooms, and offices. Be careful not to confuse the CAC with Carpenter Hall, a dormitory building.

Carpenter Hall
Located on the north side of Sprague Avenue, this dormitory houses boys in grades eleven through postgraduate.

Darte Hall
Located on Sprague Avenue, this dormitory houses boys in grades nine through ten.  

Fleck Hall
The dining hall is located on the first floor and so the term "Fleck Hall" generally refers to the dining facility rather than the dormitory above (which is considered part of Swetland hall, the girls dorm).

Great Hall
Located on Wyoming Avenue, this historic bank building has been converted into our wrestling training facility. 

Green sheet
Sign out sheet from given by a class dean to a student. Faculty sign the student's sheet to give permission in advance of a planned absence.

KCCA: Kirby Center for Creative Arts
Located at 260 Sprague Avenue, on the corner of Sprague Avenue and Hoyt Street, this facility contains an auditorium, dance practice room, music practice rooms, classrooms, offices and galleries.

Klassner Field
Turf field located on the corner of Maple Avenue and Hoyt Street. Primarily used for field hockey and lacrosse.

Nesbitt Hall
Located on Market Street, this facility is an academic building which houses science and visual art classrooms. Be careful not to confuse Nesbitt Hall with Nesbitt Stadium.

Nesbitt Stadium
Turf fields located on the corner or Chestnut Avenue and Hoyt Street.

PDSC: Pettebone-Dickson Darte Student Center
Located on Maple Avenue and connected to the CAC, this facility is a coed lounge for students. Amenities include a large-screen TV, ping-pong table, foosball table, weight room, blue gym (practice gym) and arcade games. The building also houses the Student Life and Residential Life offices.

SLRC: Stettler Learning Resource Center
Located near the center of Sprague Avenue, this facility houses Admission and conference rooms on the first floor. The second floor includes the Kirby Library as well as classrooms. Please note that there is an ATM for student use in the first-floor entryway.

Snook: Sem nook
The circular, outdoor classroom between the bell tower and back campus.

Sprague Hall
Located on Sprague Avenue, this is the main academic building which also includes several administrative offices such as the President's Office, the class deans, registrar, Communications, College Guidance, Alumni/Development, Dean of the Upper School, Academic Dean, the mailroom, Business Office, and IT.

Swetland Hall
Located on the corner of Sprague Avenue and Market Street, this dormitory houses girls and includes the Swetland parlors on the first floor (girls only) and the Wallis room (coed lounge).  

"The Ave"
Wyoming Avenue stretches across the Wyoming Valley and is also known as Route 11. This road connects the Upper School campus to the Lower School campus, which is about three miles north.

Wallis Room
Common coed lounge inside Swetland Hall, next to the dining area.

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    1560 Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort, PA 18704
    201 North Sprague Ave, Kingston, PA 18704
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