Open House

Spend the morning meeting faculty, students and see our beautiful 125 acre campus! Monday, January 18 9:00am – 12:00pm

Message from the Head of School

Our founding Headmaster, John Forman, and his wife, Julie Ripley, began Forman School in 1930 with the vision of creating a school for bright students who were not meeting their full potential in other schools.

Not much was known about learning differences at the time, so the Formans enlisted the most innovative thinkers of the era, Dr. Samuel Orton for his pioneering work understanding Dyslexia, as well as Albert Einstein. John and Julie created a vibrant community dedicated to helping students excel in all areas of their development and their vision continues to guide us today.

Forman is a place where every student is known well, where the connection amongst students and faculty feels like family, where big dreams and aspirations are fulfilled, and where we care deeply about the success and excellence of every student. Forman holds true to the rich traditions of a college preparatory boarding school while also providing an innovative and dynamic academic program designed to bring out the best in each student. We aim to ignite the curiosity of learning in each student, help them improve in areas of weakness, and shine in areas of strength and interest.

As a parent of a child who struggled with dyslexia (now a Forman graduate), I know how important it is to find the right school for your child; a place where the teachers see the promise of your child and will go the extra mile to develop that potential; a place where the faculty care as much about your child as you do. As an educator, I could not be more proud to lead this School. Forman is more than a school; it is a transformative community.

Adam K. Man
Head of School

Adam K. Man
Head of School 

Adam Man’s two decades of experience in education have provided him with diverse vantage points including teacher, dorm parent, and Head of School.

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Forman School
12 Norfolk Road, P.O. Box 80, Litchfield, CT 06759
Phone: 860.567.8712
Fax: 860.567.8317


Forman School is a coeducational, preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-PG exclusively dedicated to empowering bright students who learn differently.




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