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 Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1929

Student Body

Total Students 288 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 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
37%
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Rates vary by grade level; available at www.swain.org/tuition
% on Financial Aid
35%
Admissions Director Leah Papp
Admissions Associate Karen Fabiano

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, SoccerArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

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,
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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $7,725 for elementary schools and $14,569 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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