Forman School

Forman School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for bright students with identified learning differences.
Based on his or her unique learning profile, Forman develops the whole student so that every graduate becomes an educated, confident, self-advocate throughout life.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 212 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $91,100
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Forman School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based, ADD/ADHD
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
212 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Forman School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Photography, Advanced Studio Art, Advanced Videography, Calculus I and II, Chemistry, Economics, English, History, Honors Algebra II, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Thinking and Writing, Tropical Ecology Seminar
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
blue blazer, khaki pants and/or skirts, white button down dress shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition for 2024-2025: Boarding - $91,100 Day - $74,500
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Boarding - $10,100 Day - $8,250
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jaime Feinman
Admissions Associate
Meredith Shafer
Endowment Size
$8 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Boat Building, Community Service, Jazz Band, Model UN, National Honor Society, Outdoor Leadership, Over 25 student-run clubs, Rock and Blues Band, Student Government, Theater Arts, Yearbook

School Notes

  • College Preparatory
  • Coed
  • Boarding & Day
  • 9th - 12th grade, PG year, Summer Program
  • For students with Dyslexia, ADHD, Executive Function issues
  • We do not serve students on the Autism spectrum
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • J Seward Johnson II - Bronze Sculptor
    • David Rublin - Member of the band American Authors
    • Richard Henkels - Award-winning cinematographer
    • Eli Gesner - One of the founding members of ZooYork.
    • Mitchell Block - Academy Award winning producer and Academy Award nominated filmmaker
    • Toni Fishman - Owner of Telefunken
    • Shawn Lerner - Owner of Zip-Flyer, LLC, creator of the largest zipline in the world, Las Vegas Slotzilla
    • Blake Miller - Professional lacrosse player
    • Nicholas Kraus - Founder of Wounded Warrior project
    • Leigh H. Perkins - Purchased The Orvis Co., Inc. in 1965 and built it into a significant presence.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Forman School cost?
Forman School's tuition is approximately $91,100 for private students and $10,100 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Forman School?
The acceptance rate of Forman School is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 69%.
Who are famous alumni from Forman School?
Forman School famous alumni include: J Seward Johnson II, David Rublin, Richard Henkels, Eli Gesner, Mitchell Block, Toni Fishman, Shawn Lerner, Blake Miller, Nicholas Kraus and Leigh H. Perkins.
Does Forman School offer a summer program?
Yes, Forman School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Forman School offer?
Forman School offers 21 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling. Forman School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Forman School?
The application deadline for Forman School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 212 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $91,100
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Litchfield County, CT is $29,179 for elementary schools and $65,657 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Litchfield County, CT is 49% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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