At Dr. Thomas A. Swift Elementary we encourage all of our students to become lifelong learners and to take responsibility for their own learning. Our Swift motto is
R - Responsible
O - Organized
C - Cooperative
K - Kind
S - Safe
We want all of our students and staff to ROCK! Every week we emphasize one aspect of what it looks like to ROCK and our students are growing in their understanding of how to be positive citizens in their school and home community.
Our Nature Kindergarten and Grade 1 program adds a focus of caring for and understanding our environment. Many other classes are continuing the Nature focus by going on regular walks to our nearby parks to learn more about the natural world around us. Our PE specialist goes over and above to support the children in their physical development with an engaging and interactive PE program and also sponsors the inter-school sports that are available for grade 4 and 5's. Swift has also been developing an amazing music program over the last few years. The younger classes have been enjoying special music classes and we have an extra-curricular choir with over 70 students who perform for the Christmas Concert as well as District Music presentations. Our Library Commons "Maker Space" is often buzzing with the sounds of children exploring the world of robotics and other science related themes. We are excited about what is happening at Dr. Thomas A. Swift!