Yocum Institute For Arts Education

1100 Belmont Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610-0196
Tel: (610)376-1576
Grades: PK-K | 72 students
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
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 72 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Yocum Institute For Arts Education Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 72:1
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 Tutor Time Child Care/learning Center (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Reading
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 159 students
    0.5 miles
    701 Franklin Street
    Reading, PA 19611
  • Reading
    New Story School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 50 students
    0.8 miles
    345 N Wyomissing Blvd
    Reading, PA 19610
  • Wyomissing
    Grades: PK-K | 175 students
    1 miles
    2250 Ridgewood Rd
    Wyomissing, PA 19610
  • Reading
    Grades: 9-12 | 728 students
    1 miles
    955 E Wyomissing Blvd
    Reading, PA 19611
  • Wyomissing
    Wyomissing KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 35 students
    1.3 miles
    865 Berkshire Blvd.
    Wyomissing, PA 19610

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