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Your child is multi-dimensional. So are we. Moravian Academy’s three campuses offer your child more opportunities to explore—and become—their most authentic and successful self.


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  • Three distinct campuses

    Three distinct campuses,
    one common purpose: your child.

    Your child can learn every day in carefully tended historic buildings resounding with our country’s past. They can study, play, and wander on acres of green space. They can master a second language through our immersion program.
    They can experiment to their heart’s and mind’s content in well-equipped labs and maker spaces. They can reflect on big questions about themselves and their world through inclusive chapel services—and/or through secular social and emotional learning programs.
    Learn a bit about each campus now, or dive into some of our happenings or history.
  • Historic Downtown Campus

    Historic Downtown Campus

    In inspiring spaces resounding with our nation’s history, Historic Downtown Campus students build academic prowess and personal character simultaneously. Our students are challenged by transformative, engaging signature programs, like Spanish Immersion and Suzuki Strings, as they are embraced by the warmth of our community and our Moravian traditions. Your child emerges as an ethical, proactive, and thoughtful learner and leader, thoroughly prepared for our Upper School.
  • Merle-Smith Campus

    Merle-Smith Campus

    The distinctive college-like atmosphere of our Merle-Smith Campus provides a setting in which students pursue their own interests, talents, ambitions, and leadership capacities. Guided and inspired by expert faculty members, you engage in complex cooperative projects and advanced independent research. You celebrate beloved traditions and further develop personal passions and curiosities, stretching beyond your comfort zone to explore academics, the arts, athletics, affinity groups— or all of them at once. As you increasingly take charge of your education, you graduate ready to excel in the college and future of your choice.
  • Swain Campus

    Swain Campus

    On the twenty beautiful acres of the Swain Campus, your child delves into energizing outdoor experiences and confidence-building performances. This secular, projectbased curriculum fosters academic expertise, creative problem-solving, compassionate leadership, and a profound love of learning, so your child is ready and excited to thrive in our Upper School.


    • Red, White, & Gold Games

      Students from all three campuses travel to Merle-Smith donned in their best red or gold spirit wear for this larger than life field day event. Whether your family is Team Red or Team Gold, we're all Team Moravian!

    • Founder's Day

      This unique celebration spotlights the music program, student speakers, and honors the history of the Swain Campus. On this day, school founder D. Esther Swain's favorite tree, a Dogwood, is donated by eighth-grade families and planted on campus

    • Harvest Feast

      Harvest Feast is a long-standing tradition at the Swain Campus. Family members decorate, usher students, support the kitchen, and serve meals. It's a day when students (who sit together by birthday month to encourage new connections), teachers, and staff enjoy a meal together in gratitude.

    • International Festival for All Families

      An all-school celebration of the many different cultures that make up our MA community through crafts, activities, music, and food, this annual event is hosted by the Justice, Belonging, and Love Committee and enjoyed by students, families, and faculty.

    • Vespers

      An evening service of song and prayer and tradition of the Moravian Church, Historic Downtown and Merle-Smith students, faculty, and staff gather in Central Moravian Church to herald in the holidays in song and candlelight in Central Moravian Church.

    • Lovefeast

      This unique Moravian tradition is open for anyone to participate in and dates back to 1727 and the early Moravian community in Herrnhut, Germany. Today, the Historic Downtown and Merle-Smith Campuses celebrate the Lovefeast with sugar cookies and apple juice, prepared in the school kitchen for all to share.


At Moravian Academy, we make things happen—in our classrooms, in our neighborhoods, across the country, and around the globe. Every day brings new chances to explore, inquire, celebrate, contribute, and contemplate. Here’s what our students, faculty members, and families have been up to recently.

Our combined history

Innovation and an evolving forward-thinking philosophy inspire Moravian Academy, the ninth oldest independent school in the nation, to reimagine itself in creative ways that expand the possibilities of what learners can achieve.
Descending from the first school for girls founded in the American colonies by Countess Benigna Von Zinzendorf in 1742, our school cherishes tradition while embracing change. In 1971, the original Moravian Seminary for Girls merged with Moravian Preparatory School to form Moravian Academy. In 2020, Moravian again merged with The Swain School, a 20-acre island of greenery founded as a beginning school in 1929 by D. Esther Swain.
At every crossroads in our school’s history, we have chosen the path that best enriches the experience of the curious, creative learners we serve.
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