The Swain School
The Swain School is an independent, college preparatory day school for pre-school (age three) to eighth grades. The coeducational school was founded in 1929 by D. Esther Swain, a teacher, and relocated in 1950 to its present 20-acre campus in western Salisbury Township outside Allentown.
The Swain School is comprised of three divisions: preschool (preschool and prekindergarten), lower school (kindergarten to fourth grade) and middle school (fifth through eighth grade).
- Fax: 610-433-3844
- Hours: School days: 8 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Founding Date: 1929
- Number of students: 300
- Public/Private: Private
- Financial aid: Yes
- Religious affiliation: Non-denominational
- Accreditation/licenses: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 38 full-time, 10 part-time
- How engaged is the school with the community?: The Swain School is a close-knit community that engages in volunteer projects for global, national, and local organizations. The school frequently sponsors events for the Lehigh Valley community, and the building is available for rental by local groups.
- Grade levels: Preschool (age 3) - 8
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Extracurricular activities available: Interscholastic athletics, drama, after-school enrichment programs, instrumental music classes, before- and after-school care
- Sports teams: Fall: cross country, archery, boys soccer and girls field hockey; Winter: boys basketball, girls basketball, dance; Spring: boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, fitness. All teams are open to any 5th-8th grader who wants to participate (no cut policy).
- Uniforms: Yes