Named after Peddie School’s ninth and longest-serving headmaster, Dr. Roger W. Swetland (1898-1934),
Swetland House has long been an institutional icon and historic faculty residence. Built in 1910 and acquired in 1942 by Headmaster Wilbour E. Saunders, the house served as a replacement to the Octagon House as the official headmaster’s residence.
John F. Green, Fifteenth Head of School, was the last to call Swetland home. After his retirement in 2013, an extensive renovation of the house was completed. With the goal of maintaining the integrity of the original space, the expansive 5-bedroom 3-bathroom house was updated to a 7-bedroom 7.5-bathroom home. The third floor was expanded, walls were removed, all appliances were upgraded, the kitchen was remodeled and new HVAC, plumbing and electrical were installed.
Today, Swetland House is a beautifully furnished retreat for invited guests from all over the world.
We are grateful for the opportunity to offer accommodations in Swetland House to our community. Upkeep, maintenance and management of Swetland House is made possible in part by the generous support of our alumni and friends. For more information or to learn how you can support Swetland House, please contact Assistant Head for Development Karyn Vella at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy your stay at the historic Swetland House.