Forman School

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Basic Information

Address: 12 Norfolk Road, Litchfield, CT
County: Connecticut
Phone Number: 8605671802
School Type: Private/Boarding/Day/Coed

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Additional Information

Founded: 1930
Ages/Grades: 9-12 and PG
School Setting:

Our beautiful 125-acre campus creates an ideal backdrop for empowering our students to reach their potential. Our faculty are experts in their fields and highly trained to specifically work with capable students who learn differently. Forman students are confident, happy learners who are well prepared for college.

School Size: 233
Classroom Size: 8
Student/Teacher Ratio: 3.5:1

Boarding: $83,390 Day: $68,170

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Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Camp Programs: No
After School Programs: Yes
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Mission Statement:

Forman School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for boarding and day students with identified learning differences. Forman develops the whole student, based on his or her unique learning profile, so that every graduate becomes an educated, confident, self-advocate throughout life.

School History: As a graduate of Princeton University, one of John Forman's contacts was Professor Albert Einstein, who also faced reading challenges of his own as a student. This relationship led to Dr. Einstein joining The Forman School's Academic Board of Advisors and his input to the school's groundbreaking curriculum.  The Formans were committed to utilizing the best available resources and latest research-driven techniques to address the specific learning disabilities of their students, a tradition that has continued throughout the school's history. They turned to Dr. Samuel T. Orton, a pioneer in reading methodologies and a mentor of John Forman, in determining how to teach the fundamentals of reading. The Formans established the Remedial English Department and employed the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading phonics. They were also awarded a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to conduct research in teaching reading.  The Formans also believed physical exercise played an important role in students' well-being. A strong athletic program was established with participation in local independent school athletic leagues. The school successfully competed in securing grants from the Ford Foundation to fund the cost of athletic domes that existed on campus for decades until they were replaced by more permanent facilities. 
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