Independent Preschool-8th Grade

Swain to Sponsor Oratory Contest

Recognizing that learning to speak in public is a critical life skill for all, we are sponsoring a new Oratory Contest for students in grades 6 – 8 to give them a forum to practice these skills.

It will be held on Friday, April 13 and is open to all 6th-8th grade students in the Lehigh Valley area. We hope that you and your students will join us in this exciting inaugural effort.

Applications are due by Monday, April 2.

If you have any questions please contact Maggie Werner at or 610-433-4542, ext. 120.

Contest Guidelines

Registration (online) OR

Registration (to print and mail)


The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, offers a vibrant education to 322 children in Preschool (aged three) - 8th grade. We do this by supplementing our academic program with additional opportunities in arts, athletics, engineering and design, public speaking, character education, technology, science, and languages.

Our beautiful 20-acre campus is conveniently located five minutes off the Lehigh Street exit of I-78, and busing is available to students from many local school districts at no charge.