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.

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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 OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1929

Student Body

Total Students294 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The 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%
Average Class Size14 students
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 DirectorKaren Fabiano

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Fit, Dance, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, SoccerArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryCross Fit,
DanceField Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,

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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  • Allentown
    Grades: PK-8 | 247 students
    1.2 miles
    1151 S Cedar Crest Blvd
    Allentown, PA 18103
    (610)776-7301
    1.2 PK-8
    247
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    Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-8 | 77 students
    1.9 miles
    802 N 19th Street
    Allentown, PA 18104
    (610)841-4144
    1.9 NS-8
    77
  • Allentown
    Grades: NS-8 | 391 students
    1.4 miles
    210 North 18th Street
    Allentown, PA 18104
    (610)435-8981
    1.4 NS-8
    391
  • Macungie
    Grades: 1-8 | 66 students
    4 miles
    2697 Brookside Road
    Macungie, PA 18062
    (610)967-3701
    4 1-8
    66
  • Louisa
    Grades: PK-12 | 72 students
    232.4 miles
    35 Church Lane
    Louisa, VA 23065
    (804)556-6070
    232.4 PK-12
    72

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