Firsthand learning: Forsyth fourth graders with their science teacher assess the health of a stream in Forest Park they adopted for the MO Department of Conservation Stream Team
Since the School’s founding in 1961 by Mary Dunbar, Forsyth has always been “an environment for creative learning.” That remains true today. Although children are taught the skills they will need in order to do well in secondary school and beyond, the subjects are taught in ways that are connected and interesting to children. Forsyth’s curriculum is challenging and engaging, founded on very positive beliefs in children’s capacity for learning. It is a curriculum that is coherent across the subject disciplines and grade levels.
Forsyth’s faculty is a committed and creative group who are charged not only with making the curriculum come alive in the classroom, but also with shaping it on an ongoing basis. Through faculty committees that represent the different subject areas, the faculty is charged with writing the curriculum. These committees are comprised of teachers from across all the grades, ensuring a continuum in the curriculum. Through this process, Forsyth’s curriculum is continually evaluated and improved.
Our curriculum is challenging, but Forsyth students also learn to challenge themselves, to set goals for themselves, to stretch beyond their comfort zone, and to reflect on their accomplishments. A Forsyth education fosters independence and personal responsibility.
>> A Culture of Challenge.
>> Encouraging Independence.