Areas We Serve: Center Valley, PA

The Swain School, a private school for children from preschool through eighth grade, attracts families from throughout the Lehigh Valley, including Center Valley. Parents appreciate our strong academic curriculum that inspires young scholars to explore, collaborate, and think critically. 

When Swain graduates move on to secondary school destinations, they possess a solid academic foundation, understand themselves as learners, and are fully prepared for success at the next educational level. Our academics include: 

  • Rich, challenging, active learning opportunities
  • An emphasis on students learning to write, speak, and express themselves clearly and articulately
  • Collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking are integrated into all subjects
  • Spanish lessons starting in preschool
  • A student-teacher ratio of 7:1
  • Imaginate Center, a flexible learning space that encourages students to design, experiment, build, and invent for active, hands-on engagement across different curricular disciplines

School Bus Transportation for K-8 Center Valley Students

Families in the Southern Lehigh School District can take advantage of school bus transportation to The Swain School for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. For families who prefer to drive, The Swain School is an easy 12-minute drive from Center Valley on I-78 East. 

Extended Care and After School Specials

Many working parents appreciate our before- and after-school programs. Early morning drop-off is available at no charge from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. After-school care is available from 3:00 -5:30 p.m. and on select days when school is closed. Discounts are available for multiple children in the same family.

Additional programs are offered through Swain After School Specials. These opportunities allow students to discover a new passion or deepen exploration in a familiar area of interest. Dancing, ice skating, cooking, science, archery, basketball, cheerleading, and robotics are just a few of the many choices offered throughout the year.

Center Valley Opportunities for Families

If you’re new to the Center Valley, Pennsylvania, area, there are plenty of opportunities for family activities. A few of these include: 

Saucon Rail Trail - This 7.5-mile trail used to be a part of the North Pennsylvania Railroad. Today, it provides a scenic trail for hiking and bicycling. 

Lehigh University -  Located nearby in Bethlehem, Lehigh is known as a top research school.  Stabler Arena hosts Lehigh basketball, concerts, and shows. Zoellner Center for the Arts regularly features drama productions, art exhibits, and musical concerts.

Penn State Lehigh Valley - Attend basketball and soccer games or art exhibits at Penn State Lehigh Valley. The university also offers continuing education and outreach programs for professional development, business training, and youth programming.

DeSales University - This university offers sporting events and drama productions that members of the public can attend, as well as evening and online adult studies.

Putt U Miniature Golf - Two miniature golf courses offer fun for the whole family. 

The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley - This center features shops, a 16-screen theater, and a wide variety of restaurants.

Wildlands Conservancy - Located in nearby Emmaus, PA, this conservancy offers educational programs, summer camps, and boating and biking adventures.

Download Our Family Information Packet

If you would like to learn more about The Swain School and our programs for ages 3 through grade eight, download our Family Information Packet. You’ll learn more about our culture, curriculum, faculty, and activities.