Wyoming Seminary Lower School

  • Within an exponentially changing world, Wyoming Seminary dares to teach our students to honor and strive for the true, the beautiful and the good.
  • As a college preparatory school, Wyoming Seminary seeks to create active learners, responsible citizens, community leaders and ethical individuals ready to take their place in the global community of the 21st century.
  • True to our traditions and our values, Wyoming Seminary is committed to supporting promising students from varied backgrounds.
  • Our curriculum emphasizes competition and collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, self-respect and respect for others.
  • We challenge our students to discover their talents and their passions by offering an integrated program rich in artistic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities that complement the school's core commitment to academic excellence, personal integrity, spiritual growth and community service..

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationMethodist
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1844
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students340 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Wyoming Seminary Lower School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies from toddler class to eighth grade, ranging from $6,400 to $20,100. For more information visit http://www.wyomingseminary.org/page.cfm?p=1132
% on Financial Aid
64%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,600
Admissions DirectorTiffany Maakestad
Admissions AssociateKathryn Mercado
Endowment Size$60.6 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Science Research Group, Student government, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Blue and White teams, Community Service, Greener is Smarter, Lower School Band, MathCounts Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus and Select Chorus, Middle School Players

School Notes

  • Seek Truth. Embrace Beauty. Model Goodness.
  • Wyoming Seminary's motto, "Verum, Pulchrum, Bonum," translated from Latin, means The True, The Beautiful, The Good. Throughout Sem's history, these words have touched the very core of who we are, influenced how we act, and distinguished us as an institution. We teach students that character matters and stress the importance of accepting others who look and think differently than they do, and to stand up for what they believe in. At Sem, we always strive to seek truth, embrace beauty, and model goodness as citizens of the world. 
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