Experiential Learning

At Forman, learning by doing is highly valued and encouraged. Forman students are active participants in their own education. Hands-on learning is one of the favorite and most meaningful parts of the Forman experience. Students get involved in Community Service work and the student Jobs Program as well.

These kinds of learning opportunities become an important part of a student’s “life” experience and encourage students to think for themselves.


 

Winterim

For two weeks at the beginning of March the entire Forman community shifts its focus from the regular academic routine to intensive courses of study that are dedicated to experiential learning. Each student chooses from an extensive selection of Winterim opportunities, both on-and-off campus.

Learn more about Winterim

Rainforest Project

The Forman School Rainforest Project is a course dedicated to rainforest education through hands-on, scientific research conducted by young adults from Forman and Wamago High School.

For more information about the Forman School Rainforest Project.

Ingenuity Program

Forman has created a new Ingenuity Program beginning this fall, which is designed to help students explore their unique talents and bring their ideas to fruition. For more information about the Ingenuity Program, click here

Entrepreneurship

Forman’s Entrepreneurship class helps students gain an understanding of the business and marketing principles necessary to start and operate a business. Open to upperclassmen, the primary focus of the course is to help students understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, determine the feasibility of an idea, and develop a plan to organize and promote the business as well as its products and services. For more information about the Entrepreneurship class, click here

Robotics

Participants in Forman School’s Robotics Program engage in building robots in small groups and solving daily and weekly challenges. Both novices and experienced robot-builders work together toward the goal of competing successfully in events such as the VEX Nothing But Net Robotics Competition. To learn more about the Robotics class, click here


Boat Building

Every year, more than 60 Forman students participate in the Forman Boatworks program. A variety of boats are constructed from stitch and glue to toboggans to steam bent boats. Wood for the boats is milled on-site and all boats are one of a kind; handcrafted with care, skill, and dedication. We are environmentally conscientious, building boats primarily with wood taken from Litchfield County and our own property. Restored woods are used for accents on many boats. 

Model United Nations

Model UN has been part of the Forman experience for more than a decade. It is open to any student in good academic standing that is interested in the critical issues facing the world and learning how the United Nations works to resolve those issues. Click here to see photos from the 2015 Model UN trip!

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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