The Swain School

Tel: (610)433-4542
  • 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 300 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.
  • The Imaginate Center - a fully-equipped Makerspace - was opened in the fall of 2015 and is home to scheduled classes, after-school programs, and summer camps.

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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1929

Student Body

Total Students288 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeThe Swain School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
37%
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesRates vary by grade level; available at www.swain.org/tuition
% on Financial Aid
35%
Admissions DirectorLeah Papp
Admissions AssociateKaren Fabiano

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, SoccerArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Choral ensembles, Dramatic plays, Instrumental ensembles and band, Musical

Recreational Athletic Programs:
After-school recreational athletic programs
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