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The Forman School

The Forman School is a coeducational private boarding special needs school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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The Forman School says

MISSION STATEMENT The Forman School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for boarding and day students with identified learning differences. Based on his or her unique learning profile, Forman develops the whole student so that every graduate becomes an educated, confident, self-advocate throughout life. The Forman School is a coed, college preparatory boarding school for students in grades 9-PG, with diagnosed language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, executive functioning, ADD, ADHD. We employ state-of-the-art assistive technology that both supports and empowers our students. Each student meets with a designated learning specialist every day for skills-building and has access to tutors for help with homework that reinforces the learning skills and content from class. All Forman students are guided through a college preparatory curriculum and become independent learners in college and beyond. Our extensive visual/performing arts programs, as well as competitive athletic offerings—18 varsity and junior varsity teams—give students an opportunity to explore new and existing areas of interest. The School offers a number of hands-on, experiential learning opportunities such as boat building, sign language, rock & jazz band, videography & photography, and the Costa Rican Rain Forest project. Litchfield is a small, rural town located in the hills of northwestern Connecticut, two hours from New York and two and a half hours from Boston.





Grades Cost Term
High School $61,700 Annual

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  (860) 567-1802

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 164
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 31
10 38
11 46
12 49

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Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Average Class Size 8
Gender 66% Male / 34% Female
Dress Code Formal
Percent Boarding 85%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 90%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 1%


  • Community Service
  • Jazz Band
  • Model UN
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook

Associations & Memberships

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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