Sem at a Glance

 

STUDENT LIFE

793 students

205 new students for 2021-22 academic year

40% boarding / 60% day at Upper School

30 countries and 23 states 

12% international population; 21% at Upper School

* based on 21-22 opening enrollment

ACADEMICS

6:1 student-faculty ratio

15 students in typical class size

22 Advanced Placement classes

3 Academic Concentrations 

25-30 advisees for each college counselor. Students are assigned college counselors during the second half of their sophomore year. 

 

 

ARTS

9 instrumental music and vocal ensembles present over a dozen concerts and special performances at the Upper School each year

6 exhibitions in 3 gallery spaces for our visual art and STEM/STEAM programs

5 productions in our 2 performance venues by our dance and theater companies 

30 academic courses offered across our arts disciplines
 

ATHLETICS

21 interscholastic sports programs at the Upper School

16 Sem teams compete in the PIAA; Football competes in NEPSAC Class A Division; Ice Hockey competes in MPHL and is a NEPSAC affiliate; Rowing, Boys Wrestling and Girls Wrestling are Independent

5 sports offered at the Lower School for students in grades 5 through 8

 

 

 

CAMPUS LIFE

Connection! Vitality! Belonging! Sem provides spaces and activities for our community to play, create, discover and have fun together

Student-centered, student-driven and student-led events and experiences; partnerships with various clubs and student leadership groups turn ideas into reality

Dances, trips, open mics, tournaments, Movie Nights, karaoke, Adventures in Thrift Shopping, hiking and more!

Community Service work and Mental Health Awareness initiatives

Special evening events for our Boarding Community Nights 

SEM TRADITIONS

Dress-up days, once to twice monthly non-denominational chapels, and biweekly advisory meetings.

The Wyoming Seminary Motto is “Verum, Pulchrum, Bonum” which translates to “The True, The Beautiful, The Good.” This expresses the Sem spirit: a community who believes the truth that character matters; we emphasize the importance of respect for others who might look, think, and believe differently; we instill goodness with our actions to one another and within the larger global community. We stand for something, and we are proud of it. 

 

 

OUR CAMPUSES

The Upper School campus is located in Kingston, Pa. which includes 3 artificial turf fields, 3 dormitories, 5 academic buildings, and a number of on-campus residences and dormitory apartments for faculty and staff.

The Lower School campus is 2.5 miles away in Forty Fort.

Both campuses feature interactive classrooms where students can participate in STEM-driven projects and explore various topics of interest. Outdoor learning spaces are utilized for all grades. 

Kingston and Forty Fort are located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2 hours west of New York City, 2 hours north of Philadelphia, and within driving distance from Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Boston.

 

ADMISSION

Day tuition: $27,000

Boarding tuition: $59,125

About 40% of students receive need-based financial aid