Athletics at Forman are an integral part of community life. We work to instill involvement by offering 21 interscholastic and non-competitive sports, as well as other activities.
Success for our students comes through learning commitment, self discipline, working as part of a team, and believing in themselves. They learn how to handle the highs and lows of winning and losing, to be a good sport in either case, and to support their teammates along the way. "Win or lose, if you've taught a child to believe in himself, then you have successfully coached at Forman," says Athletic Director, Scott McCarty '76.
The Forman School belongs to the Western New England Preparatory School Athletic Association (District 4) and the Housatonic Valley Athletic League. The league comprises of the following schools: Chase Collegiate, Christian Heritage, Masters School (Simsbury, CT), Watkinson School, Harvey School and South Kent School.
Forman’s Outdoor Leadership Skills Program offers alternatives to traditional sports, such as rock climbing, recreational skiing, kayaking, white water rafting, and snowboarding.
|Since its founding in 1930, the school has emphasized the value of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for students who struggle in the classroom. Now, scientists know that regular exercise has a measurable impact on brain functioning. Students have opportunities to participate in a wide range of sports, to work out in the fitness room, or run along the many trails that criss-cross our 104-acre property. |
Required involvement in a competitive team or recreational sport works in conjunction with academic achievement and social well being to create a well-rounded individual. Since many of the coaches are also classroom teachers, the students benefit from the added dimension in their relationships. This balance of academic, social, and athletic pursuits is what makes the Forman student complete.