Wyoming Seminary, or more affectionately known as "Sem," is the oldest coeducational independent college preparatory school in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We offer a post-graduate year and also a Performing Arts Institute,
Our schools are located 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 Lower School in Forty Fort is a day school with classes from toddler (eighteen months) through grade eight. The Upper School in Kingston is a day and boarding community with classes from grades nine through twelve plus a postgraduate year.
At the time of the school's 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 monthly chapel services are designed to challenge young people with the values of our Christian heritage.
The Performing Arts Institute (PAI) at Wyoming Seminary is a life-changing experience and a time to bond with peers and professionals who share a passion for the creative process. PAI's high performance standards and dedication to the education of young artists makes it the best program for serious students of music, theater and dance. An intensive program where students learn and perform side-by-side daily with our exceptional faculty in the classroom, studio, and all performing ensembles. PAI distinguishes itself from other summer music programs through a continued investment in the caliber of our mentoring program. PAI's acclaimed summer concert series features over 20 student, faculty, and guest artist performances, a fully-staged Broadway musicial, and a large scale dance production.