The Forum School

The Forum School is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian day program for developmentally atypical children through 21 years of age.

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 children.

Teachers, administrators, and consulting staff collaborate with the student's Child Study Team and parents to develop an Individualized Educational Program addressing his/her specific needs.

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SLE Community Partners

Structured Learning Experiences are experiential, supervised educational activities designed to expose students to the requirements and responsibilities of specific job titles, and to assist them in gaining employment skills and making career and educational decisions.

Click on the link below to see a list of our community partners. When you stop in PLEASE let them know how much you appreciate their giving the valuable experience to our Forum students!

Structured Learning Experiences community partners

Turkish Marbling Art Experience

A Turkish “EBRU” artist, Richard Aldorassi, held a workshop at our school on February 4, 2016. “EBRU” is a marbling art form of painting on water.
Our students actively participated in the process. They got to drip, rake and swirl the colors of paint. After the colorful design was created, they helped to print the design onto silk.
Each student received a portion of the silk painting as a reminder of the process.
A big “Thank You” to the Parents Association for bringing such an amazing ART EXPERIENCE to our students!

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Winter Recess Reminder

Just a reminder that The Forum School will be closed all next week 2/15/16 – 2/19/16 and will reopen on Monday 2/22/16!

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Early Dismissal 1/28/16

Reminder: The Forum School will dismiss all students at 1:00 pm on THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016. Please remind your bus drivers!

The Forum School surprise visitor!

Thank you Santa for stopping by to visit the children on Monday, everyone had a wonderful time!!!
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Can you guess which one is our new chef?

Our new chef Joe and student Jose having some fun on Halloween!
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Food Drive at Stop & Shop

On Friday, October 23, several classes volunteered to collect at the local Stop & Shop for our annual food drive which is donated to a local food bank. Our outing was HUGE success! In addition to a large amount of food, we also collect about $250 in monetary donations! Thanks to all who participated and donated to this wonderful cause!
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Sensory Garden Ribbon-Cutting Held 10/7

A huge THANK YOU to the NJLCA, Jody Shilan, Danielle Goldstein, and Gail Woolcott for designing and installing our new Sensory Garden and outdoor classroom. A ribbon-cutting was held on October 7 and students got a chance to thank some of the MANY landscapers that donated supplies and their time during hot, August weekends to bring this project to life!
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Food Drive Oct 13th – Nov 11th

The L.I.F.T. program will be collecting food items to donate to a local food pantry from Oct 13th – Nov 11th! Please see attached flyer for a specific list of items needed. Thank you!

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Welcome Back!!!

Dear Parents:

Welcome back! We hope you all had an enjoyable summer vacation! I’d like to welcome our two new staff members: Katherine Kandravy, our social worker, and Joe Rosolen, our new cook. We have an exciting year in store for all of our students and look forward to sharing it all with you at Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 30! One big change is that Forum is now providing OT and PT services. We are currently contracting with Rickard Rehabilitation to service our students’ OT and PT needs. As always, please keep the lines of communication open with your child’s teacher so we can all work together to maximize his or her progress this year!

All the best,

Brian & Vicki

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"This school should be a model for statewide special education. Outstanding."

- A Forum Parent

"(My son) has already shown marked improvement and I relate that directly to his attendance at The Forum School."

- A Forum Parent