Think you can't afford a private school education? Think again.
The Swain School proudly offers Variable Tuition. Tuition at Swain is not one-size-fits-all; it's a range that adjusts to meet your family's unique financial situation. We work closely with every family who views affordability as an obstacle to attending Swain.
At Swain, we believe a diversity of talents, abilities, cultures and experiences contributes to a rich and well-rounded educational experience; our Variable Tuition program and specially designated scholarships support this goal.
As members of the Swain community, every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition and fees to the extent their circumstances permit. Within our community are those families who can afford tuition at the top of the range and whose philanthropic generosity provides a vital component of annual operating expenses. There are also families who manage to pay tuition at the highest level only by making substantial sacrifice, those who are able to afford only minimal tuition, and those across this range. We understand that families have many financial priorities, and school costs must fit those budgets, today and in years to come.
Variable Tuition enables greater access to Swain by customizing tuition based on each family's individual financial situation. A family's variable tuition rate is based upon demonstrated financial need, as determined through the application process, and is communicated once a student is admitted or prior to re-enrollment in (January).
2020-2021 Variable Tuition Ranges:
|Grade level||Variable Tuition Ranges|
|5 days||Full day||$9,500-$19,000|
|3 days||Full day||$11,400*|
|5 days||Full day||$9,500-$19,000|
|Kindergarten||5 days||Full day||$11,750-$23,500|
*Variable Tuition is not available for part-time enrollment
To qualify for Variable Tuition, each family is required to complete the necessary application process on an annual basis.
Our team is certainly available to help guide families through the application process.
We welcome the opportunity to talk with you personally about the affordability of a Swain education for your child. Please contact Kati Focht, Business Manager, at 610-433-4542, ext. 151 or Karen Mitton, Director of Enrollment Management, at ext. 119.
- The Parent Financial Statement (PFS) to School and Student Services (SSS)
- Copies of the current year Federal Tax Return and all schedules to The Swain School
The Parent Financial Statement (PFS) can be completed online at Solutions by SSS, a service of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).
Application Processing Center
PO Box 449
Randolph, MA 02368-0449
The Swain School Code is 7582
Other important information:
All students in Preschool - 8th grade, enrolled on a full-time basis are eligible to apply for Variable Tuition/Financial Aid.
Notification of the personal Variable Tuition rate will be communicated in a confidential letter. This information is expected to remain confidential, both on the part of the Variable Tuition committee and the family receiving the rate. A breach in confidentiality may result in the family losing their assistance.
Each family's VARIABLE TUITION RATE is based on three factors:
- Demonstrated need as determined by guidelines provided by the school and Student Services for Variable Tuition (SSS)
- Consideration of specific family situations or emergencies
- The availability of funds approved by The Swain School Board of Trustees