Litchfield United States of America
The Forman School

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About Forman Learn the who, what, when, and where of the nation's first and best coed college preparatory school for students with learning differences. WHO IS FORMAN? We are 236 bright and motivated students with learning differences and 68 faculty and staff trained to equip them for college. Our namesake is our founder, John Forman, one of the first educators to apply research-based methodologies to teaching students who learn differently. Our Head of School is Adam Man, an experienced educator and a parent of a Forman School alumnus. WHAT DOES FORMAN SCHOOL DO? We educate high school students and post-graduates with diagnosed learning differences – such as dyslexia and ADHD – and ensure that 100% of them get into a four-year college. By exploring abundant academic, artistic, athletic, and social opportunities, Forman students build identities that outshine their diagnoses. "I haven't seen anybody on campus, teacher or student, who hasn't been transformed." –Bill Bucklin, English Teacher WHEN WAS FORMAN FOUNDED? Forman opened in 1930. Samuel Orton, who pioneered the study of dyslexia, was on the board. So was physicist Albert Einstein. He may have struggled with reading and was dyslexic, but that didn't impede the expression of his genius. John Forman engaged these leading minds because he was passionate about providing a transformative education to students who learn differently. We still live his mission, applying expert insights to everything we do. Read more about Forman School's history, mission, and vision. WHERE IS FORMAN? We are located on a classic New England prep school campus in Litchfield, Connecticut that attracts local day students and boarding students from more than 25 states and 10 countries. Our facilities for academics, athletics, the arts, and social life are state-of-the-art. Boston and New York City are around 2.5 hours away by car. Read all about boarding life or take a tour of our campus map.

  • Day school tuition No Information
  • Grades for day school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Year founded 1930
  • Boarding school tuition N/A - $75940 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

Admissions Process

Forman seeks to enroll qualified and compelling students whose families understand and embrace the purpose of the school's dedication to teaching bright students who learn differently. Our School operates on a rolling admission basis and therefore, as soon as an application is complete the decision process begins. The preferred method of application is through the online Forman Application. In addition we support the SSATB Common Application. Along with the application form, please submit educational testing given within the last three years. The School requires testing prior to scheduling a campus visit and interview. Testing must include measures of cognitive ability such as a WISC/WAIS test as well as measures of achievement such as WJ-IV or WIAT-III. Please provide your test results by • Email: • Fax: 860.567.3501 • Mail: Forman School Admission Office 12 Norfolk Rd. P.O. Box 80 Litchfield, CT 06759 We look forward to meeting you. In the meantime, if you have any questions we encourage you to contact us directly at 860.567.1802 or

Entry Requirements

• Application forms • Principal recommendation • English recommendation • Math recommendation • Parent questionnaire • Student questionnaire • Transcript request application

  • First application deadline Rolling
  • Second application deadline Rolling
  • Application fee (domestic) $50 USD
  • Application fee (international) $100 USD


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • Native English teachers Yes

School Life

  • Most common nationality US
  • Average class size 9

Sports Teams

Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling