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The Forum School

The Forum School is a coeducational private special needs school

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban

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Overview

The Forum School says

The Forum School is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian day program for developmentally atypical children through 16 years of age. The Forum School offers a therapeutic educational environment for children who cannot be accommodated in a public school setting. Psycho-educational and behavioral techniques are utilized along with a structured, developmentally stimulating curriculum appropriate to each student's level. Classes, which are ungraded, are small, with a ratio of at least one adult for every two children. Teachers, administrators, and consulting staff collaborate with the student's parents and Child Study Team to develop an Individualized Educational Program for each Forum School student, geared to his/her particular needs. The Forum School is in session from September through June, and an optional state-approved summer day program is held in July. Several sleepaway programs are also offered. Four children, ranging in age from four to seven years, pioneered this first class. As the school became known, more and more families applied for services. Student enrollment grew, as did the staff. The school occupied a number of different sites until the current quarters were completed in 1970. The population has continued to expand, necessitating several additions and renovations to accommodate ever-increasing requests for service. From the beginning, The Forum School's very existence has depended on the commitment and dedication of interested people in the community whose fundraising efforts resulted in the creation of The Forum School Foundation in 1963. While tuitions supply revenues for the basic day-to-day operation of The Forum School, the Foundation has underwritten capital improvements and special projects that enrich our programming. The Forum School is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian day program for developmentally atypical children through 16 years of age. The Forum School offers a therapeutic educational environment for children who cannot be accommodated in a public school setting. Psycho-educational and behavioral techniques are utilized along with a structured, developmentally stimulating curriculum appropriate to each student's level. Classes, which are ungraded, are small, with a ratio of at least one adult for every two children. Teachers, administrators, and consulting staff collaborate with the student's parents and Child Study Team to develop an Individualized Educational Program for each Forum School student, geared to his/her particular needs. The Forum School is in session from September through June, and an optional state-approved summer day program is held in July. Several sleepaway programs are also offered. Four children, ranging in age from four to seven years, pioneered this first class. As the school became known, more and more families applied for services. Student enrollment grew, as did the staff. The school occupied a number of different sites until the current quarters were completed in 1970. The population has continued to expand, necessitating several additions and renovations to accommodate ever-increasing requests for service. From the beginning, The Forum School's very existence has depended on the commitment and dedication of interested people in the community whose fundraising efforts resulted in the creation of The Forum School Foundation in 1963. While tuitions supply revenues for the basic day-to-day operation of The Forum School, the Foundation has underwritten capital improvements and special projects that enrich our programming.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (201) 444-5882
Email
  merylsegal@aol.com

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 107
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Ungraded 107

The Forum School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The Forum School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 90% Male / 10% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 65%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

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