About Us

Serving approximately 515 children in preschool through grade 6, the Swanton School is one of the largest PK – 6 elementary school in Vermont. We are located near the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. Our community includes a historical railroad museum, a wildlife refuge, and a museum of Native American History.

Agriculture is an important part of our community culture, with apple orchards, dairy farms, and organic vegetable farms in the surrounding area. We enjoy a great deal of support from families and community members as we work to educate Swanton’s children.

Our cultural diversity includes families of Abenaki, Hispanic, African-American, and Chinese origin. Approximately 54% of our student population qualify for free or reduced price hot lunches. Some 19% of our students have a disability requiring an individualized education program.

We employ a staff of 128 individuals, including office staff, support staff, classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and custodians. We are a member of the Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union, which also includes Franklin Elementary School, Highgate Elementary School, and Sheldon Elementary School. Our students move to Missisquoi Valley Union Middle/ High School in the seventh grade.