In our over ten year experiences with The Swain School at every grade level, I know that anytime I needed to discuss an academic or developmental issue about one of my children, Swain's administrators and faculty were always available to work through my concerns to our family's entire satisfaction. The Swain School has been a wonderful, nurturing, and safe environment for my children. Small class sizes provide teachers the ability to focus on every child in the classroom. Well-qualified teachers use varied learning approaches and well-integrated technology throughout the pre-K-8 curriculum to create a superb and challenging academic environment. The successes of my children in learning independent study skills and self-confidence are priceless.
We had our son in Swain for 2 months and pulled him out. What a nightmare. We left behind about $8,000 in tuition but I would do it again in a millisecond. We were under the impression that this school would be excellent for gifted and talented students but found that Swain accepts anyone who will pay the $14,000 tuition. Teachers seemed burned out and not any better than public schools.
Excellent school. Inclusive, friendly environment. Warm, dedicated teachers. Language program and field trip are great, too. This school turns kids on to learning. Small classes sizes a plus. Swain is a gem.
Both of my children have attended Swain from K-3 up to 3rd grade. The academic programs are wonderful & there is a lot of opportunity for all levels of learning. The children have music, art, theater arts, computer lab & every kind of language imaginable. Sports are available starting in 5th grade. School field trips are plentiful throughout the year. Parents can be as involved as they wish. The two downsides to this school are the price & the politics that occur with parents & administration. Some safety issues have come to light within the past 2 years.
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