Forman School - Review #2

Read more details about Forman School on their 2018-19 profile page.
Forman School
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About the Author:

College EnrolledClarkson University
Home Town, State Woodbury, CT
Years Attended Boarding School2
Activities During Boarding SchoolVarsity cross cross country Varsity wrestling 2 years *captain 1 year Varsity golf 2 years *captain 2 years Junior varsity soccer 1 year *captain one year Job leader 1 year

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
There are two specific things that make Forman unique. The first being the location of the school. The second benign the immense about of different programs and extracurricular star Forman had to offer.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't attend Forman. I have always went to public school until my junior year of high school. It was my decision to transfer the summer after my sophomore year. I feels that I wasn't able to get the education that I needed from my public school to perpetuate myself into an amazing college that I truly wanted to go too. There were some days that I hated school but in the end it was worth every second.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wouldn't have done anything different besides come to Forman sooner than I did.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Everything and anything. As an alumni I am proud to say I went to Forman and talk about my education I got there.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Go to the river.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The main thing about Forman is that when you go in as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or even as a post grad you are allowed to manipulate you schedule in the interest that's you enjoy. Yes your have a set schedule that is the curriculum but there are so many different elective that are offered. That even extends to what sports and extra curricular activities you can participate after classes are over. The teachers understand how to teach, they don't just throw material at you and hope for the best. Most teachers live on campus and are around if you have any questions about anything whether it has to do with academics or not. They genuinely care for the student and their future in education

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
There were many available different options those being other things besides sports. There was something for everyone and if there wasn't then Forman made it available to bring new ideas into the schools extracurricular activities. There are varsity and junior varsity teams throughout the school. We compete against many different schools in CT, NY, and MA.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I know they were available but I didn't participate.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
When I attended Forman it was mandatory to complete 10 hours of community service, which I'm sure is the same or increased. It was a way for the Forman community to help and get involved in the town where the school resides.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I was actually a day student and didn't live in the dorms but was assigned to a dorm which is where I had a locker to keep all my books in. The dorms were originally houses converted to house in between 12 to 22 individuals.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
There was a large dining hall that's where breakfast, lunch, and dinner were served. The food was sometimes great and then sometimes mediocre. There was a suggestion box where students and faculty members could suggest different items. There is no assigned seating unless it was for a banquet or special event. Tables were usually pushed together if a large group wanted to all sit with each other.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
As I stated before I was a day student so on Sunday's I didn't stay on campus I was home.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The social aspect of Forman was always nonstop. If it was a nice day there would be a large amount of the schools population out on the green playing some sort of sports. Trying to interact with just one group of people was hard everyone knew one another. Which I truly enjoyed while I attended Forman it's a smaller school that makes you feel at home whether you live 3 miles away or if you're 3,000 miles away.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
7:00 AMDrove
8:00 AMClass started
9:30 AMMorning meeting
10:00 AMClass
12:00 AMLunch
1:00 PMClasses
3:00 PMSports
6:00 PMDinner
8:00 PMStudy hours
11:00 PMLights out
Weekend
7:30 AMDrove
8:30 AMClass
11:15 AMLunch
12:00 AMSports games
6:00 PMDinner/ free time
12:00 PMLights out
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Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description
  • Forman School Alumni #1
    Class of 2015
    5 Stars  
    purdue university
    The school felt like home. I know everyone and I know it sounds cliche but it was it was my home away from home. I had dorm parents who I respected like parent. They took. . .
  • Forman School Alumni #2
    Class of 2011
    5 Stars  
    Clarkson University
    There are two specific things that make Forman unique. The first being the location of the school. The second benign the immense about of different programs and extracurricular star Forman had to offer. . .
  • Forman School Alumni #3
    Class of 2006
    5 Stars  
    Bryant University
    Forman was a transformative experience for me, both in terms of my education and my personal development. Also, Forman's small size, quaint campus and close-nit community made warming up to a new place and people. . .
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