More than just a second home, our boarders find a second family.

Forman’s 15 warm, welcoming dorms are the beating heart of campus. Inside, cozy twin rooms (plus singles and triples) are furnished with all the essentials. Common rooms host hangouts and movie nights, and home-cooked, nutritious food is served daily in the Peirce Dining Hall. Need help or advice? We’ve got you, whenever—your dorm parents are only a few steps away.
Boarding benefits students who learn differently.

Teenagers with ADHD and dyslexia majorly benefit from dorm living. With no commute, 24/7 support, and a structured, memorable routine (including study hall every weeknight), they’re able to focus on the essentials, and on their self-growth.

A student studying independently on campus.
More independence 

Boarding can help students make a smoother jump to college. Be it learning to do your own laundry or how to live with a mix of personalities, you’ll build confidence and autonomy in a safe environment—and feel ready to take on more challenges.

Time on your side 

Make more of every day. Hours saved on carpooling and transport pivot to homework, tutoring sessions, and activities on campus—plus weekend ventures throughout Connecticut, Boston, and New York City.

Lasting connections

Boarding students have come from up to 32 states and 12 countries per year. They graduate with lasting friendships, and are better prepared to thrive in a diverse world.

“Getting to work with my dorm parents on homework—and getting to feel like you have 20 other sisters—is so comforting.
Current Forman student
Delve into dorm life.

Starting a new school can feel intimidating—for boarding students and families. We keep dorm sizes small, so you get to know new faces easily. Each dorm has two “parents”—faculty who live on campus and who students can talk to whenever they need. Our sprawling green campus is packed with amenities: a gymnasium, game rooms, dorm common rooms, and studios for ceramics, drawing, photography, and painting.

What’s in your room?

Our standard dorms have two single-sex students per room. Students each have a twin XL bed, their own dresser, closet, and desk, plus a mini fridge to share. Common areas include communal seating, TVs, and microwaves.

Fresh omelettes get made daily in the Pierce Dining Hall.
What’s on the menu?

Students eat fresh, seasonal food prepared daily by CulinArt Group and served in Forman’s Peirce Dining Hall. All meals feature vegetarian and, wherever possible, vegan options.

What happens on weekends? 

Visit the mall, catch a movie, or volunteer in the Litchfield community (think baking items for a local soup kitchen or organizing fundraising charity runs). Weekends offer a moment to relax, but there’s also plenty to do on and off campus, all organized by a dedicated Weekend Activities Coordinator.

Have more boarding questions?