From the President

Kevin Rea's speech from his Installation ceremony as 12th president of Wyoming Seminary.

Welcome to Wyoming Seminary

Welcome to Wyoming Seminary where we believe deeply in the beauty of passionate individuality.  In his recent book “Excellent Sheep” William Deresiewicz observed that many contemporary schools funnel students into pre-ordained identities.  At Sem we encourage students to seek their authentic voice, to be, as one of our parents described it, “comfortable in their own skin.”

We proudly encourage students to seek out and embrace what makes them unique. Perhaps this results from our confident history as one of America’s oldest continuously coeducational boarding schools, founded in 1844 at a time when schools with high moral aspirations were called “seminaries.” Or it could result from our location, nestled in northeast Pennsylvania’s beautiful Wyoming valley, known as “the valley with a heart,” where a safe, family oriented environment supports self-discovery.  Wyoming Seminary’s picturesque setting includes buildings on the National Register of Historic places as well as a state of the art 600-seat Kirby Center for the Creative Arts, which recently hosted the 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winning oratorio, “Anthracite Fields.”  Our students thrive in the small city environments of Kingston and Wilkes-Barre only two hours from New York City and Philadelphia. 

At Sem we appreciate the beauty of compelling individuals with original ideas.  Our outstanding faculty delivers a stimulating lineup of classes, including an impressive array of creative electives that support independent thought. Here you will find that one of the lead actors in the school musical is also President of the “Nerdvana” club and that one of our top, nationally ranked wrestlers also has expressed a passionate interest in pottery. 

After graduation Sem graduates span the globe. Our international alumni base includes courageous, independent thinkers: a former U.S. Poet Laureate, professionals who have worked in both the Reagan and Clinton White Houses, and American developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, creator of the theory of multiple intelligences. 

With three children in Sem’s Lower School, I appreciate the beauty of this school as a parent as well as a teacher and administrator. I encourage you to visit us (www.wyomingseminary.org) and discover what makes Wyoming Seminary such a memorable place for families and their children.

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President Rea Pays Homage to the Battle of Wyoming with Poetry

This is the keynote speech that Wyoming Seminary President Kevin Rea gave at the historic Battle of Wyoming ceremony on July 4, 2016 at the Wyoming Monument in Wyoming, Pa.: 

Thank you Ruth for that gracious introduction. I would also like to thank Frank Conyngham, Steve Killian, Bill Lewis, …

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The True, The Beautiful and The Good for the 21st Century

I wonder if you noticed the findings of a recent report from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, which is currently wending its way through the online universe. The story is easily missed in the waves of information that wash over us daily. The report, titled “Turning the …

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Welcome to Wyoming Seminary

Welcome to Wyoming Seminary where we believe deeply in the beauty of passionate individuality.  In his recent book “Excellent Sheep” William Deresiewicz observed that many contemporary schools funnel students into pre-ordained identities.  At Sem we encourage students to seek …

Posted by Patty DeViva on Thursday October 1, 2015
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