Wyomissing Institute Of Fine Arts

1100 Belmont Ave,
Reading, PA, 19610-0196
Tel: (610)376-1576
The Wyomissing Institute of Fine Arts was founded in 1934 by Dr.
Chester Wittell, a noted Reading musician.
In 1935, Mrs.
Lila Lerch, the Registrar, became the Managing Director.
Mrs.
Lerch felt a strong responsibility to continue the growth and success of the Institute.
She purchased the sole ownership from Dr.
Wittell and gave the Institute to the community in the form of a non-profit corporation.
The Institute of the Arts continues to build upon the dreams of its founders.
The curriculum has expanded to include Visual Art, Dance, Music, Voice, Theater, Language and an Arts-Integrated Preschool and Kindergarten.
The Institute serves more then 5,000 people annually and strives to provide quality arts based education to Berks and surrounding Counties.
The Institute of the Arts’ mission is to operate an educational facility for the arts in Southeastern Pennsylvania, to provide the best instruction possible, and to provide performance and exhibition opportunity to students of all ages while maintaining a realistic tuition base.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 84 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 20%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Story School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sacred Heart School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Reading SDA Jr Academy (1.3 miles away)
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  • Reading Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    701 Franklin Street
    Reading , PA , 19611
    (610)373-3316
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  159  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Reading
    New Story School
    Special Education School
    345 N Wyomissing Blvd
    Reading , PA , 19610
    (610)936-3673
    Special Education School
    0.8  mi  |  50  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Reading
    Berks Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    955 E Wyomissing Blvd
    Reading , PA , 19611
    (610)374-8361
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  728  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Reading
    Tutor Time Child Care/learning Center
    Alternative School
    2250 Ridgewood Rd
    Reading , PA , 19610
    (610)320-9995
    Alternative School
    1  mi  |  114  students  |  Gr.  K-5
  • Reading
    Wyomissing KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    865 Berkshire Blvd.
    Reading , PA , 19610
    (610)376-6152
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.2  mi  |  35  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

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