The Swain School

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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 294 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The Swain School places among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
294 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
The Swain School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

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


Total Sports Offered
8 sports


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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
After-school recreational athletic programs

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
We have one child at Swain in Pre-K. He started there last year in preschool and we were hooked. Honestly, we knew it was home during the tour, when every student, faculty and staff member greeted us smiles that only come from loving where you are. We have so much trust in Swain and it's mission. Every member of the community cares about the place and the people. Our son wakes up every morning excited for school. From private music lessons (at age 4) to challenging & fun curriculum, it's unparalleled. Just a visit. The Swain experience envelopes you. Proud to be a Swain parent, every single day.
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Absolutely amazing school. We have 2 kids there with plans to start our youngest next year. Amazing community. Love the educational approach. This Day and Age, anyone can look up facts. But swain teaches how to be curious. My kids love going to school every day.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 294 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Lehigh County, PA is $10,129 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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