Wyoming Seminary set to begin 175th academic year


KINGSTON — Wyoming Seminary, with campuses in Kingston and Forty Fort, will begin its 175th year of classes at the end of August, and will begin a year-long celebration of the school’s 175th academic year and founding in September 1844.

The Upper School in Kingston will register boarding and day students on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26, for grades nine through 12 and postgraduate. New students will participate in orientation activities on Saturday and Sunday, and will attend a special New Student Retreat Sunday.

A special opening-of-school convocation service will be held Monday, Aug. 27 at the Upper School. Sem senior and government president Molly Leahy, of Wilkes-Barre, will offer words of welcome and will ring the historic Cokesbury Bell 17 times, one for each decade of Wyoming Seminary’s existence, to usher in the new academic year. Tom Morris, Dean of the Upper School, will address the student body.

The Lower School, located in Forty Fort, will open for its first day of classes for toddler to eighth grade students on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The Rev. Charles Carrick, Sem chaplain, will address the Lower School students at Convocation Aug. 31.

Lower School Dean Dr. Kathleen Hanlon encourages all parents of toddler, preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to attend a Parents’ Back to School Night at 6 p.m. Sunday, Au. 26. A similar Back to School Night for parents of children in first through fourth grades will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 and for fifth through eighth grades at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.

For more information about Wyoming Seminary, its programs and activities, call the Upper School at 570-270-2160 or the Lower School at 570-718-6610, or visit online at www.wyomingseminary.org.