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Notes for Prospective Students
The Forum School is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian day
program for developmentally atypical children through 16 years of
The Forum School offers a therapeutic educational environment
for children who cannot be accommodated in a public school setting.
Psycho-educational and behavioral techniques are utilized along
with a structured, developmentally stimulating curriculum
appropriate to each student's level.
Classes, which are ungraded,
are small, with a ratio of at least one adult for every two
Teachers, administrators, and consulting staff
collaborate with the student's parents and Child Study Team to
develop an Individualized Educational Program for each Forum School
student, geared to his/her particular needs.
The Forum School is in
session from September through June, and an optional state-approved
summer day program is held in July.
Several sleepaway programs are
Four children, ranging in age from four to seven
years, pioneered this first class.
As the school became known, more
and more families applied for services.
Student enrollment grew, as
did the staff.
The school occupied a number of different sites
until the current quarters were completed in 1970.
has continued to expand, necessitating several additions and
renovations to accommodate ever-increasing requests for service.
From the beginning, The Forum School's very existence has depended
on the commitment and dedication of interested people in the
community whose fundraising efforts resulted in the creation of The
Forum School Foundation in 1963.
While tuitions supply revenues for
the basic day-to-day operation of The Forum School, the Foundation
has underwritten capital improvements and special projects that
enrich our programming.