Student Support Services
The Swain School is unique among independent schools in that we offer a strong student support system.
Our focus is to address the whole child so that each one experiences achievement and success. We understand the importance of nurturing each child’s physical, emotional and social development, as well as their intellectual growth. Each child’s current needs are assessed by teachers on an ongoing basis, and techniques and resources are used to support and inspire each child to develop his or her fullest potential.
The school counselor offers support to students, families, teachers and staff to help facilitate a successful academic year. Students are provided with support in social, emotional, and behavioral issues so that they can maximize their academic achievement and personal growth. Classroom guidance lessons in Preschool through grade 2 focus on peaceful conflict resolution. The school counselor also heads the Student Support Services program.
It is the responsibility of the school nurse to promote good health throughout the school so that the students may be successful learners. The school nurse administers first aid to the minor bumps, scrapes and aches of Swain students, as well as coordinating vision and hearing assessments, administering medications and helping manage conditions like diabetes or allergies.
The learning strategist provides small group instruction in language arts to students in Kindergarten through grade 4 who face challenges in that subject area.
The wellness teacher works with students in grades 3-8, engaging them in a wide array of topics including the importance of healthy food, exercise and sleep, building self-esteem, handling conflict, maintaining healthy relationships, exploring issues of diversity and inclusion, and understanding the physical, mental and emotional challenges associated with puberty.