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Swan School Mission

Swan School builds strong learners in an environment of academic excellence aligned with creativity and personal expression. We develop wise and compassionate leaders as an investment in everyone’s future.

2016-2017 School Calendar- Final Version (pdf)

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About Swan School

We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Port Townsend, Washington, on school-owned grounds that include four classrooms, a kitchen and activity room, an ever-growing library and a large grassy and wooded playground. Learn more about Swan School >>

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Diversity at School

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A Diverse Classroom Working Together

A young woman named Sarah T. wrote in Teen Ink magazine, “Diversity can be defined as people coming together from different races, nationalities, religions and sexes to form a group, organization or community. A diverse organization is one that values the difference in people. It is one that recognizes that people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions.”  She follows by stating, “Studies show that the lack of cohesion between races, sexes and cultures is due to mistrust, stereotyping, and more within-culture conversation and language problems. When these problems are not paid attention to it may lead to an inability to endorse ideas, the inability to gain agreement on decisions, and inability to take united action. In the educational system it is very important that there is a wide array of diverse groups in the classroom, “It is important to have a diverse student body, not only to create a realistic setting but also to encourage people to grow outside their boundaries and learn something new…”

What does diversity mean at Swan School?  Why do we encourage it and what are some of the things that Swan School does to support understanding and acceptance of differences?  Follow this link to find out more. Diversity, The Future, and Education, part of our What the Research Tells Us series.

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