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Recent campus upgrades include a new double-turf field stadium with lights, new dormitory furniture, improved WiFi and a $16.3 million Center for the Fine Arts scheduled to be completed for the start of the 2014-15 school year. We invite you to discover more about Sem and see why so many of our students and alumni have found their experience here has prepared them for success now and in the future. __________________________________________________ ___________ "Within an exponentially changing world, Wyoming Seminary dares to teach our students to honor and strive for the true, the beautiful, and the good" -Wyoming Seminary Mission Statement.
201 North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA
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Posted on March 4, 2014
Wyoming Seminary snapped Blair's 33 year winning streak and became the number one prep wrestling program in the nation for 2014.
Posted on October 3, 2013
Eight Wyoming Seminary seniors have been named Semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship competition.
Summary: The Academic Program at Sem is a comprehensive and rigorous course of study that is designed to prepare students for academic success in college while exposing them to a broad based liberal arts education. Students and parents should refer to the current Upper School course catalog for detailed information about graduation requirements and specific course descriptions.
Department Director: Jay Harvey
Average Class Size: 14
Full Time Teachers: 50
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 64.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Number of AP Courses Offered: 25
Summary: Over forty percent of Sem's students live on campus sharing residential life with faculty members and their families. This 24-hour-a-day presence creates a comfortable environment where students and teachers share the highs and lows of daily life.
Department Director: Harry Shafer
Number of Dorms: 3
Average Students Per Dorm: 63
No. of Girls Dorms: 1
No. of Boys Dorms: 2
Dress Code: Casual
Summary: Musicals, concerts, dances, athletic events, art exhibits, and plays are but a few of the enjoyable events regularly planned at Sem. Highlights of the school year include International Food Night, and Society Day, when the school's four societies compete in fun events.
Clubs and Organizations
Summary: Over 80% of our students participate in interscholastic sports, building close friendships, sharing in the discipline of practice and the thrill of competition. The addition of Nesbitt Stadium and the Kirby Center for the Creative Arts have given our athletes and our performers wonderful new facilities in which to show their talents.
The Arts are just as popular as athletics at Wyoming Seminary. Performance standards are very high in our large and small ensembles. Students are attracted to the high quality programming, and the ability to be both an athlete and an artist at Sem.
Arts Department Director: John Vaida
Athletics Department Director: Karen Klassner
Notable Achievements: 700 Sem Football Players have played in college , 7 Men's Hockey Players have played professionally, Field Hockey has won 6 state titles in 13 years
Summary: College Guidance at Wyoming Seminary guides students on individual journeys of self-knowledge to identify and gain acceptance to appropriate colleges or universities where they can continue to learn and to grow into their best selves.
At SEM, we strive to create and implement a process that encourages self-exploration and self-advocacy that facilitates the completion of strong applications representing students’ accomplishments, talents and potential, fairly and responsibly. Our goal is for students to gain admission to colleges that match their interests and needs, where they can flourish as students and as individuals. The college guidance process begins in tenth grade.
Department Director: Jane Slaff
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
William S. Merwin (Class of 1944) Named Poet Laureate, according to the New York Times, Wednesday, June 30 2010
Dr. Howard E. Gardner (Class of 1961) Professor, Harvard School of Education
Summary: Wyoming Seminary hosts three summer programs: The Performing Arts Institute, the ESL Institute and the College Prep Institute.
An international program for serious students of music, theater and dance. High performance standards, 2 orchestras, 2 choirs, chamber music, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, jazz combos, masterclasses, academic music classes. Prestigious faculty and guest artists. Audition required. Three and six weeks.
Registration Deadline: N/A
Financial Aid Available: Yes
Sem’s ESL summer program focuses on the linguistic needs of students. The schedule is full of activities, the learning is intense, and the emphasis on culture is strong. The ESL Institute maximizes linguistic gains and nurtures students throughout the summer until the full school year begins.
Experienced teachers lead classes in a variety of secondary subject areas. Courses challenge the day and boarding students to reach for the stars in academic and personal growth.Students will find the four-week academic offerings of Summer at Sem very diverse.
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