Wyoming Seminary, or more affectionately known as "Sem," is the oldest coeducational independent college preparatory school in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
At the time of its 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 weekly chapels are designed to challenge young people with the values of our Christian heritage.
Our schools are located in residential communities 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 Wilkes-Barre-Scranton International Airport is about 25 minutes away from campus.
Wyoming Seminary is a day and boarding school with two campuses three miles apart across from the city of Wilkes-Barre. The Lower School in Forty Fort is a day school with classes from preschool (age 3) through grade eight. The Upper School in Kingston is a day/boarding community with classes from grades nine through twelve plus a postgraduate year. Click here for directions.
Our student body is a microcosm of the national and global community, with Upper School students representing 15 states and the District of Columbia, and 20 other countries. Although 85 percent of our students live in the United States, international students have been a part of the Sem community since the 1850s.
A Challenging, Engaging School
With its distinguished brick and ivy-covered buildings, extensive academic offerings, dedicated faculty, 8:1 student/teacher ratio, invigorating athletic, fine arts and performing arts programs, up-to-date technology, and consistently high placement rate in the nation's top colleges and universities, Wyoming Seminary is known as a challenging, engaging school. 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.