About Forman

We’re America’s first coed college prep school specializing in ADHD and dyslexia.

Adam K. Man P’15
Head of School
dedicated faculty and staff
Students together at Forman School
“I’d describe the student community as understanding and loving … You end up knowing everyone’s name and face really fast.”
Current Forman student
Our Mission

To be champions for bright and talented teens with learning differences. Forman inspires belief, embraces advocacy, and prepares students for success in college and in life.

Our History

Our story begins with Einstein.

Dr. Albert Einstein faced reading challenges of his own. In the 1930s, our founder, John Forman, tapped the physicist to consult on Forman’s groundbreaking curriculum and join the Academic Board of Advisors. For decades, we’ve continued to innovate in learning and development, putting evidence-backed strategies to use for student growth.


A progressive, tranquil campus

Abounding with natural light, sustainable materials, and manicured greens, Forman’s campus is an open and stimulating setting where students can blossom into themselves

Specialist facilities are everywhere: think a 9,000-square-foot Science Center with a rain garden and Robotics Lab; an Outdoor Education Center; modern fitness facilities, courts, and fields; a photography lab, complete with a dark room; and a fully-equipped 300-seat theater. Learning spaces are designed by leading architecture studios to maximize focus and accessibility.

A Forman student rows in her crew boat on the river
An etching of the new Forman School Science and Art Center
Our Promise
Forman is committed to sustaining an inclusive environment that fosters a deeper understanding of differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, geographical origin, physical ability, and family structure. 

We believe society is bettered when we learn from and embrace those with different experiences and perspectives from our own. Our community values truth, respect, and kindness.
Applied Research

Need formal testing for your child's ADHD, dyslexia, or other learning differences?

"To me, the wilderness was really peaceful and refreshing, especially coming from a city. It helped me tone toward academics and my studies.”
Forman graduate

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