About Us


    Swan Meadow School is a unique public school nestled in the agrarian community of Gortner in Garrett County, Maryland. The first school was built in the late 1880s or early 1890s, for local farming families of different faiths. They soon outgrew the one-room school, so they built the second school. In 1958 and again in the 1990s, families designed and built newer and larger facilities, according to county regulations, for a fraction of the county’s usual cost for projects like ours!

    Today, Swan Meadow’s Kindergarten through eighth-grade students are taught in three multi-grade classrooms. Our teaching principal, three full-time teachers, one half-day teacher, three part-time resource teachers, and a secretary, who also serves as an instructional assistant, comprise our grateful staff.