The Forman Approach

You learn differently, so we teach differently.

At Forman, we embrace students as individuals, both in the classroom and out of it. Our nurturing faculty tailor lessons to adolescents with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and executive function deficits—as well as twice-exceptional students.

A place to belong

From the outset, a culture of warmth and transparency defines life at Forman. Faculty communicate regularly with parents, caregivers, and each other, ensuring every student’s needs are met—from the academic to the emotional. Be it teachers or dorm parents, coaches or counselors, students always have a trusted adult close by for mentorship and support.

Multiple roles, same passion

Forman’s faculty members wear several hats: think a head of department who’s also a sporting coach, a teacher who’s also an academic advisor. This dualism is deliberate—enabling us to understand students more fully and build confidence and skill sets in a holistic way.

"Helping our students to trust us—by showing we see and respect them as individuals—has a tremendous impact on how they’re able to show up in the classroom."
Erika Della Calce Chair of History and Social Sciences

Ready to take advantage of Forman’s applied research?

Understand your unique cognitive profile—plus strengths and vulnerabilities—through comprehensive evaluations at the Forman Diagnostic Center. You’ll also receive customized home, school, and community-based support recommendations.