Swan School Classrooms
The Discoverers (Preschool)
The Discoverers Classroom (Preschool) is dedicated to making each child’s first school experience an exciting, magical journey. This class for 3- and 4-year-olds follows a thematic approach that helps new learners focus their attention while joyfully laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Loida Robles Santana, Teacher (room 1)
Dana Weir, Teacher (room 5)
The Explorers (Grades K-1)
Students entering the Explorers Classroom focus on learning about the world around them through exploration of nature, their families and the community. Hands-on math and a language-rich environment build academic skills and social skills, while the many opportunities for music, drama, art, cooking, gardening, sewing and Spanish language exploration keep learning fun.
Marcy Stewart, Teacher
The Navigators (Grades 2-3)
Navigators continue their journey with reading and writing workshops, focused interactive math and science investigations, and a continued examination of community networks with visits to key services and businesses. Learning to care for others, be safe and take care of the environment are taught and practiced in the classroom. Each fall we take an all-day field trip to observe and interact with our local natural environment. In the spring, a three-day trip to the Olympic National Park with NatureBridge is another highlight of the year. Navigators also enjoy cooking, organic gardening, Spanish, performance arts, and much more.
Karen Akins, Teacher
The Adventurers (Grades 4 – 6)
Adventurers delve into learning through project-based, thematic curriculum. Field-based learning opportunities often include study at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, North Cascades Institute, and on various extended trips ranging from a week-long geology trip through eastern Washington to rafting down the San Juan River in southern Utah. With a laptop computer for each student, the Adventurers use the world as their classroom, gaining research and communication skills as well as technological fluency.
Russ Yates, Teacher
Preschool runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Preschool students have the option of attending three, four or five days a week. In order to foster the most positive classroom environment, and best facilitate the learning process, students are encouraged to attend on consecutive days.
Kindergarten-6th grade runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.