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Families and community members are invited to tour Swift Water Elementary as part of the new school's grand opening celebration on Thursday, October 21 starting at 6 pm.

On September 7, 2021 Swift Water Elementary opened as the 10th elementary school in the Peninsula School District. The school is a new school community located at 10811 Harbor Hill Drive in Gig Harbor. The district purchased this parcel of land in 2013 in anticipation of the increased number of students residing in the growing Gig Harbor North area.

Family and community group units can walk a designated tour route with staff and students present to answer questions and provide highlights. Please refer to the schedule below for arrival times.

Attendees are asked to wear face coverings and observe physical distancing as we follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

Tour Time Schedule

6:00 PM — Families and Community — Last Names A-H

6:30 PM — Families and Community — Last Names I-P

7:00 PM — Families and Community — Last Names Q-Z

The Swift Water Elementary School project is the second school completed out of four elementary school construction projects, and six projects overall, funded by the 2019 capital projects bond. The bond was passed by voters, approving school construction to address extreme elementary school overcrowding and other emergency infrastructure needs.  

The 2019 bond issue also included funding for the construction of another new school, Pioneer Elementary. The opening of Swift Water gives PSD 10 elementary schools as part of 17 schools in total.

Swift Water and Pioneer are the first new elementary schools to be added to the district in 34 years. The last new, added school at the elementary level was Voyager Elementary School, which opened in 1987.

For more information about Swift Water Elementary, please visit and

A history and virtual tour preview of the school can be viewed here.

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