Educational Pride

Luzerne County's residents have been personally involved with the education of their children for more than two centuries. They take a great deal of pride in the extraordinary educational options and opportunities available to them in Luzerne County - from elementary school to graduate school.


Public School Districts

Berwick Area School District
500 Line Street
Berwick, PA 18603
(570) 759-6400

Greater Nanticoke Area School District
425 Kosciuszko Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634-2690

Lake-Lehman School District
1237 Market Street
Lehman, PA 18627-0038

Wilkes-Barre Area School District
730 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0376

Career and Technology Centers
Hazleton Area Career Center
1451 W 23rd Street
Hazleton, PA 18202
(570) 459-3221

Intermediate Unit
Luzerne Intermediate Unit – 18
368 Tioga Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 287-9681

Crestwood School District
281 South Mountain Boulevard
Mountain Top, PA 18707-1913

Hanover Area School District
1600 San Souci Parkway
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706

Northwest Area School District
243 Thorne Hill Road
Shickshinny, PA 18655-9201

Wyoming Area School District
20 Memorial Street
Exeter, PA 18643-2659

West Side Area Vocational Technical School
75 Evans Street
Kingston, PA 18704-1899
(570) 288-8493

Dallas School District
Conyngham Avenue, Box 2000
Dallas, PA 18612-0720

Hazleton Area School District
1515 West 23rd Street
Hazleton, PA 18201-1647

Pittston Area School District
5 Stout Street
Pittston, PA 18640-3391

Wyoming Valley West School District
450 North Maple Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704-3630

Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational Technical School
350 Jumper Road
Plains Township, PA 18705
(570) 822-4131

Independent, Private and Parochial Education

In addition to the extensive public school system, Luzerne County is blessed with a large number of independent, private, and parochial schools. They include a large number of schools, including four high schools, supported by the Diocese of Scranton; several non-profit and fully accredited elementary and middle schools, including Wyoming Seminary Lower School and Wilkes-Barre Academy; and two well-respected college preparatory schools that attract students from around the world (Wyoming Seminary in Kingston and Forty Fort, and MMI Preparatory School in Freeland.

Higher Education Options

Residents of Luzerne County and all of Northeastern Pennsylvania are fortunate that outstanding higher education options are readily available within the county. Six exceptional colleges/universities are located in Luzerne County - two Pennsylvania State University campuses, two colleges/universities located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, a small college in Dallas, and one of the largest community colleges in the Commonwealth.

This exceptional collection of colleges attracts post-secondary students to Luzerne County from around the country and the globe.

King's College is an independent four-year liberal arts college founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1946. Located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, King's is an active and positive influence in the life of the city and the region.

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Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution located in the heart of Hazleton in the historic Traders Bank Building. The 100-year-old building has been beautifully remodeled to accommodate Lackawanna students with a brand new computer lab, medical technology classroom and state of the art Police Academy Training Facility. The Hazleton Center provides traditional degree courses, certificate programs as well as business and industry training for everyone in the community.

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Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) is a public, two-year comprehensive community college for residents of Luzerne County and surrounding areas throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Its 167-acre main campus is located in Nanticoke in the center of Luzerne County. Students are sponsored by Luzerne County. 13 satellite campuses are located throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Misericordia University is a liberal arts based co-educational Catholic university. It was founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1924. Misericordia University is located in Dallas, Pennsylvania, west of Wilkes-Barre on Route 309. Total enrollment is currently more than 2,100 students, including full and part-time undergraduates, and graduate students.

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Penn State Hazleton (PSU) is a very special "small campus." started in 1934 in a number of office buildings scattered around Hazleton. it became apparent that a new home for Pennsylvania State Hazleton was a necessity. "Highacres," the manor house of coal baron Eckley B. Markle, became its permanent home in 1948. 

As with many of Penn State's branch campuses, Penn State Hazleton's students can complete the first two years of most of the 160 majors offered by Pennsylvania State University, and then transfer to the main campus to complete their bachelor's degrees. 

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Penn State Wilkes-Barre is located in Lehman and offers its students many diverse educational opportunities. Students can begin any one of over 160 Penn State majors at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, and then complete a degree at another Penn State campus, including the main campus at University Park. Students can also earn one of eight Bachelor's degrees or seven Associate's degrees on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. 

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The hallmark of a Wilkes University education is the personal commitment of faculty to teaching and to their students. Working side by side with professors in laboratory, classroom, and field situations, students are motivated to think creatively and develop the skills that will allow them to excel in their careers and in graduate or professional school. Wilkes offers more than 35 majors and concentrations, including education, engineering, biology and nursing; 13 pre-professional programs including preparation for entry in to a number of health professional fields like medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry and more; and, the six-year doctor of pharmacy program in the Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing.

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