Independent Preschool-8th Grade

Tuition and Affordability

The Swain School is committed to providing an education to academically qualified children regardless of race, creed or gender, and realize that parents are interested in options for financing their children’s education.

We strive to reflect the true diversity of the larger world in which we live, maintaining a diverse student body that represents various cultural, social and economic backgrounds.

PS: 3 Half Days - 3 Full Days $7,350 - $10,500
PS: 5 Half Days - 5 Full Days $12,250 - $17,500
PK: 5 Half Days - 5 Full Days $12,950 - $18,500
Kindergarten $21,500
1 - 4 $22,500
5 - 8 $23,500


  1. Demonstrated need as determined by guidelines provided by the school and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) – see below
  2. Consideration of specific family situations or emergencies
  3. The availability of funds approved by The Swain School Board of Trustees

These awards are based upon financial need, which does not have to be repaid by the family. Each family is required to complete the necessary documentation required by the school on a yearly basis.

Begin the online application process for Financial Aid.

We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about financing your child’s education. Please contact Robert Haas, Chief Financial Officer, at 610-433-4542, ext. 114 or Karen Fabiano, Director of Enrollment Management, at ext. 119.


March 1
Deadline for submission of completed Variable Tuition (Financial Aid) application, including completion of the Parent Financial Statement (PFS). Applications received after March 1 will be considered on an individual rolling basis.


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

April 30 
Deadline for submission of copies of your 2017 Federal Income Tax Return and all schedules to The Swain School.

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.