Independent Preschool-8th Grade




We nurture the collective joy of learning and individual spirit within each child.

- D. Esther Swain, Founder


We nurture the collective joy of learning and individual spirit within each child.

- D. Esther Swain, Founder


the sense of community instantly experienced by new families upon entering Swain


students in
grades PS-8


average class size


acres of space to learn, explore, and compete


diversity of student body


school districts represented with transportation available


early morning drop off with after-school programs available through the evening


years of academic excellence. Accredited through the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and Middle States Association

Harvest and Hope: The Start of A New School Year

By Melissa Carroll | October 14, 2019

By: Melissa Carroll, Director of Beginning and Lower Schools One of the highlights of working in a school is that every year begins anew in September. A fresh start, that affords opportunity, new ideas, and a harvest of summer renewal and growth. This year is no exception. We opened our doors welcoming 65 new students…

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Celebrating 90 Years of Success at Swain

By Dr. Shannan Boyle Schuster | September 14, 2019

90 years is a long time.  In 1929 the life expectancy for a male was 56 years, the US Golf Open was won by Bobby Jones and the most popular book was A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.  In spite of the stock market crash and the tough times being faced by many Americans…

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How has your experience at the Swain School helped prepare you for high school and beyond?

"Swain has truly made itself a second home for me, and when I leave I know I will look back on my time here fondly. I have met so many influential people, learned so many things, and made so many memories. I’ve built rockets and hot air balloons and memorized monologues and songs and enjoyed every minute of it...going into high school, I know I will keep with me all of the lessons I learned from the community at Swain, and that those people will always be in my heart."...Read More

-Amelia, graduating class of 2018

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