Forman Spotlight

Forman Summer Program Empowers Students Who Learn Differently

February 1, 2024

Forman School will host its Summer Program, a coed boarding and day camp, on its Litchfield, CT, campus from July 1-26, 2024. The program is a balance of academics and recreation for students with learning differences entering grades 7-11. Guided by a team of expert faculty and staff, students discover their unique learning styles, while being inspired, challenged, and empowered. They develop effective and tactical classroom and study strategies, learn self-advocacy, and gain lasting confidence in their abilities. 

“The Forman Summer Program is a summer experience like no other,” says John Strawson, Director of the Forman Summer Program. 

Forman School Summer Program

Students take three classes each morning and learn in a tight-knit class setting. Classes, which average six students, include metacognitive strategies, executive function skills, math comprehension, reading, writing, and SAT/ACT preparation. Teachers build on students’ individual strengths and address key challenges, leveraging best-in-class learning strategies and assistive technologies. 

“One of the main goals of Forman’s Summer Program is to help students develop a love for learning in subjects like math, reading, and executive functioning,” says Brittany Bloom, Forman Summer Program Dean of Academics. 

Students deepen their passions in the afternoons, participating in two to four activities of their choice daily, such as golf, tennis, soccer, swimming, ceramics, and rock climbing. 

Evenings are enriched with community events that nurture personal growth, a positive mindset, and interpersonal skills. Weekends include on- and off-campus activities, from sports to arts and team building. Students enjoy the natural beauty of summer in northwest Connecticut and explore all that the local area has to offer. 

The Forman Summer Program offers students in the camp endless opportunities to gain confidence in their learning, develop new friendships, and create lasting memories. Students leave ready to tackle the upcoming school year.

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