Our faculty recognize the potential in each student and they are expertly trained to help students develop academic confidence and independence. The support we provide and our style of teaching changes and grows with a student’s academic maturity.

Academic Curriculum

At the Forman School we believe that education should be a transformative experience. Academic interests should be kindled and developed, while areas of challenge may be strengthened so that they never present a roadblock to success.

Our program is based on a diverse curriculum that develops students' core skills and knowledge for success in college and beyond. Small classes, research-driven teaching strategies, explicit skill instruction, and clear learning objectives, coupled with a belief that all students learn differently, form the foundation of our academic program.

At the Forman School, we know that every student has the capacity for greatness. Our school is filled with budding artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, writers, and scholars. Many students, prior to Forman, had not reached their full potential due to learning environments that were not conducive to them as diverse learners. Learning should be a positive and rewarding experience for all students. As humans, we are naturally curious and inquisitive. We are all creative and innovative. Forman School believes in fostering these traits and providing students with the skills and understanding to achieve success in any discipline.

Graduation Requirements & Course Selection Guide

To earn a Forman diploma, students must successfully meet the following credit requirements:

  • 4 credits of English
  • 3 credits of Mathematics
  • 3 credits of History, including U.S. History
  • 3 credits of Science, including two lab Sciences
  • 1 credit of Thinking and Writing
  • 1 credit of Introduction to Academic Reading, Metacognitive Strategies or Executive Function Coaching
  • 1 credit of Perspectives in Learning
  • 2 credits in the Arts
  • 2 credits of a World Language are strongly recommended
  • 1.5 credit Health and Wellness
  • .5 credit Winterim, per year
  • 10 hours of Community Service, per year

Click here for the Course Selection Guide


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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