Life at Forman

A nurturing, growth-centered home away from home


Culture of care

At Forman, day and boarding students quickly find they’re part of a meaningful community. Most faculty members hold multiple roles, helping them understand each student’s complexity. Mental and emotional well-being is a priority, so there’s always an adult to talk to: an advisor, coach, dorm parent, or school counselor.

“I consider Forman my home. To be able to share it with other people—that’s a really proud feeling.”
Current Forman student

Starter pack: The Forman experience

  • Schedule snapshot
  • Assemblies
  • Food and beverages
  • Athletics, clubs, and study hall
  • Vibrant weekends

Schedule snapshot

The school day is broken into four class blocks, kicking off after a 7:45 a.m. breakfast. Daily athletics run from 3:45-5:45 p.m., and (boarding-mandatory) study hall is post-dinner, from 8:00-9:30 p.m.


The entire school meets each Monday and Friday in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Here, our community listens to updates from the Head of School, faculty, and student leaders, plus gets inspired by new projects from their peers.

An assembly in the theater at Forman School.

Food and beverages

Our ever-changing menu, by CulinArt Group, is packed with feel-good flavor and served in the Peirce Dining Hall. As an alternative to sport, enterprising student chefs can gain hands-on experience at the Lion’s Den Bistro, an on-campus eatery that partners with 14 local farms, butchers, bakeries, and restaurants.

Athletics, clubs, and study hall

Days are split into digestible chunks—and ordered to maximize engagement and retention. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to interscholastic athletics. Study hall runs Sunday-Friday nights, and is mandatory for boarders. (Like dinner, it’s available to all day students too.) Teens discover friends with shared interests in our student-concepted clubs, which meet weekly to explore topics from newspaper publishing to retro video games.

Vibrant weekends

Whether you're into board game competitions, baking, or unwinding with movies, our weekend activities coordinator ensures there are options for all. Students visit nearby malls and cinemas, go on ice cream runs, volunteer in the community, learn to cook on-site, and more.

Want to show off your Lion pride? Meet the Forman School store.

Our store—both online and a brick-and-mortar space on-site—is packed with school merch, from hooded sweatshirts to steel water bottles and beach towels.

What’s going on at Forman right now:

From weekend matches to Winterim trips to Dissertation Day, Forman’s calendar is your go-to resource for school events.

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