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.
Our core values guide our learning:
Children and adults work and play together in a safe and supportive community.
We create a learning environment that inspires reaching excellence in academics and in life.
We foster curiosity about the world through a rich environment that encourages innovative thought and personal expression.
We cultivate empathy for ourselves, fellow beings and the environment and respect our interconnectedness.
Our educational framework and daily practices are structured to develop leadership skills.
Our learning is dynamic and infused with laughter, joy and playfulness.
Why Choose Swan School?
- Intimate, safe, and nurturing learning environment
- Experienced, innovative, enthusiastic, and accessible teachers
- Multiage classrooms
- Project-based interdisciplinary curriculum
- Low student-teacher ratios
- Personalized instruction
- Well-rounded music program
- Spanish beginning in Kindergarten
- Eco-friendly classrooms
- A close-knit group of wonderful kids and involved families!
Characteristics of a successful student
Swan School enrolls students who are eager to learn, work well with others, and are respectful to staff and fellow students of all ages. Our students welcome academic challenge and are able to focus and work hard. Their creativity and love of learning enhances our vibrant educational environment.
Families & Swan
Parental involvement in the activities of the school is appreciated, encouraged, and a crucial element in the development of a successful learning experience for the children. From helping kids read in the classroom to performing maintenance and cleaning chores, families regularly give many hours each month to keep Swan School standards high. We maintain a Parent Library in the office of titles parents are welcome to borrow at any time.
Hours & Tuition
Preschool runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Kindergarten-6th grade runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuition is billed over 12 months
The Swan School admits students of any race, religion, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and other school-administered programs.
Although Swan School strives to provide a learning program to fit the students’ needs, we are not equipped with the necessary resources to adequately serve students who may fall into one or more of the following categories:
- Students who display severe behavioral problems.
- Those requiring special education programs.
Education Beyond Swan School
If you like what you have experienced or seen here at Swan School and would like to have your child continue along a similar educational pathway, check out the Jefferson Community School. JCS serves students in grades 7 – 12 with a very innovative program that builds nicely on what students have learned here at Swan School. Although not affiliated, Swan School and JCS do maintain an informal relationship with one another. Their web address is: