One of the signs that the school year is well underway is the arrival of Open House which happened on Monday, October 8. Forman School welcomed a record 45 families and over 110 guests in total. The admissions office reported that the usual positive energy that accompanies the arrival of students who are just beginning their school journey was on full display.
After a morning of visiting classes and touring the campus, led by our student ambassadors, the visiting families gathered in the Jake Cloobeck '16 Theater in the Visual and Performing Arts Center for a panel discussion with students Naomi Bates '20, Jackson Beers '19, Garret Grier '19, Mary Maroney '20 and assistant Head of School Mike Kowalchick, Director of College Counseling Meredith Davis, Director of Student Life Allie Maxwell, and Director of Studies Jamie Dwan. "I don't know why we are even up there," said Dwan. "Our students do a fantastic job of telling the story of the Forman experience on their own."
It seems the prospective students agreed with Ms. Dwan as those in attendance felt that there were many more questions than usual from an audience of young people who are fully engaged in making the right decision at this key time in their lives.
Director of Admissions Jaime Feinman was also pleased with the role played by students in Open House. "I received a lot positive feedback from our guests," said Feinman. "They were all so happy to meet and talk with our current students."
It was fun for the ambassadors too.
"It was really awesome seeing how interested people were in the School," said student ambassador Emme Woolley '18. "Answering so many questions about Forman made me realize how lucky I am to be at this school."