Hamilton and Swanson Traditional Schools

Hamilton Traditional School
1530 East Jackson Road
South Bend, IN 46614
Principal: Mrs. Kathy Sanders
Phone: 574-393-2100
Website: www.hamilton.sb.school

Swanson Traditional School
17677 Parker Dr. 
South Bend, IN 46635
Principal: Mrs. Tania Grimes
Phone: 574-393-2700
Website: www.swanson.sb.school

Hamilton and Swanson Traditional Schools are designed to provide students in grades K-5 the opportunity for academic, social and emotional growth in a highly structured, back-to-basics learning environment. The schools place a strong emphasis on high academic standards, student responsibility, appropriate conduct, and active parental involvement. Enrollment is available to children whose parents agree to the admission criteria. Enrollment is controlled by district capacity and racial compliance. 
  • The home schools for Hamilton Traditional School are Hay, Harrison, Lincoln, Madison, Monroe, Nuner, and Wilson.
  • The home schools for Swanson Traditional School are Coquillard, Darden, McKinley, Muessel, Tarkington, and Warren. 

Admissions Criteria:

  • Completion of the application process
  • Commitment to the traditional school philosophy requiring: 
    • student self-discipline
    • homework completion
    • school uniformity of dress code
  • Interview/orientation with student and parent
  • Parental agreement to be actively involved, monitor homework, enforce discipline and participate in school activities. 

Transportation is provided to all students who live outside the walk area for the schools.