The Swain School

Tel: (610)433-4542
Grades: K-8 | 276 students
The Swain School is an independent, coed day school located on 20 acres in Salisbury Township in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.
We offer a progressive curriculum with academic rigor to 315 students in Preschool through 8th grade; they come from 22 area school districts.
Features include a thorough program of arts (visual, music, and drama), state-of-the art science and technology, languages, a thoughtfully-designed character education program, numerous off-campus experiences, and a full selection of athletics and after-school activities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1929

Student Body

Total Students 276 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Swain School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Rates vary by grade level; available at
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Leah Papp
Admissions Associate Karen Fabiano


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, SoccerArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After-school recreational athletic programs, Dramatic plays, Musical, Choral ensembles, Instrumental ensembles and band After-school recreational athletic programs,
Dramatic plays, Musical, Choral ensembles, Instrumental ensembles and band,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Mercy Special Learning Center (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Thomas More School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lehigh Christian Academy (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Allentown
    St. Thomas More School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 611 students
    0.7 miles
    1040 Flexer Ave
    Allentown, PA 18103
  • Allentown
    Devine School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 32 students
    1.2 miles
    1255 S Cedar Crest Blvd
    Allentown, PA 18103
  • Allentown
    Grades: PK-8 | 277 students
    1.2 miles
    1151 S Cedar Crest Blvd
    Allentown, PA 18103
  • Allentown
    Datzyk Montessori School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS | 78 students
    1.4 miles
    3300 Broadway
    Allentown, PA 18104
  • Allentown
    Grades: NS-8 | 391 students
    1.4 miles
    210 North 18th Street
    Allentown, PA 18104

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