For nearly a century, we’ve been an advocate for every student’s promise. Forman is a safe, welcoming, and diverse community where those who learn differently thrive.
From their first day at Forman, students learn they really matter. Classes average eight students, enabling teachers to closely track challenges and growth. A trimester schedule and adaptive curriculum help teens master core skills, while giving them flexibility to pursue subjects that excite them.
All Forman faculty receive ongoing professional development, and tailor teaching to meet each student where they are. Their classrooms are equipped with the latest assistive technology, from SMART Boards to iPads loaded with note-taking and speech-to-text apps. Twice-weekly meetings with faculty advisors enable students to take ownership of progress, with goal setting and action plans.
Cognition and learning are built into Forman’s curriculum, like any timetabled subject. Students succeed at their own pace—mastering metacognition strategies and reading principles and improving executive functions—without being isolated from other students. It’s inclusive empowerment.
Feature filmmaking and global travel during Winterim. An on-campus eatery where budding chefs can cut their teeth. A Rainforest Program for young conservationists. Forman’s flagship programs are unrivaled, building independence, ambition, and college application-worthy experiences.
Inside our tech-forward Promethean Lab, passion projects come to life. Here, ambitious students at all grade levels experiment, collaborate, and problem-solve.
Two weeks of immersive experiential education and unprecedented learning—driven by your interests. Think a Bavarian castle tour, self-reflection on ethical tourism in South Africa, small business startup and management courses, or a photo odyssey in Japan.
Forman’s specialist department runs evidence-based, compulsory classes. Students master metacognitive strategies, develop reading and word attack skills, and undertake executive function coaching.
Enterprising young foodies gain experience at our on-campus eatery, learning alongside a chef and partnering with local businesses—from farms to bakeries.
A rigorous non-profit program empowering students to find alternatives to tropical deforestation, including field research in Costa Rica.
A gap year for unconventional thinkers aged 17-21. Conduct climate research and real tests in Coastal Maine, followed by student-led expeditions.