Our Legacy

Our Legacy

Wyoming Seminary recently celebrated its Dodransbicentennial, or 175th Anniversary. While the school has reflected on its accomplishments over the years, Summer at Sem has been proudly standing beside Wyoming Seminary since the beginning with programs offered since at least the early 1920s.


In 1980, Dean of Admission Jack Eidam took the first international recruitment trip for Wyoming Seminary to initiate a renewed focus on global awareness. Mr. Eidam would be an integral member of the creation of the English Language Institute, one of the longest summer programs for English-language Learners in the country.

In 1999, the Creative Arts program was established, then under the name of the Performing Arts Institute (PAI). Creative Arts has a rich history of supporting the arts through Symphony Orchestra, Dance, Voice, and Theatre, and in 2018, Visual Arts were included in the celebration of the arts.

Summer at Sem continues to be an ever-evolving celebration of what has made, and continues to make, Wyoming Seminary the premier college preparatory school in northeast Pennsylvania. Through our commitment to the Creative Arts, our international education and cultural awareness of the English Language Institute, and our development and engagement of our lower school campers in Summer Explorations and Middle School STEM, Summer at Sem dares our students to Embrace their Summer and make the most of every opportunity that summer provides.