Seminary is a four-year religious educational program for high school students. It is open to teenagers of all faiths.

Students spend an entire school year studying one book of scripture: Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon or Doctrine and Covenants. By the time a student graduates, he or she will have completed the study of all four books.

In communities with a large Latter-day Saint population, students attend seminary during “released time” from their normal school day. In other parts of the world, students attend either before school starts or after school. In some cases where distance is an issue or there are not many Latter-day Saint teenagers, students may complete the four-year curriculum in a home study program.

Classes are taught by both full-time instructors and volunteers. There are approximately 350,000 seminary students worldwide.

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