MISSION & PHILOSOPHY

Forsyth School_Mission & Values

Forsyth School is a leading independent, co-educational elementary school for children age 3 through Grade 6. Located next door to Washington University and across the street from Forest Park in the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District, Forsyth provides an unforgettable experience on a one-of-a-kind campus with classrooms in six re-purposed, historic homes. The challenging and engaging curriculum fosters independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond.

Forsyth Mission:
To provide children with a supportive atmosphere and opportunities for success in order that they may develop self-confidence and a love of learning

We guide our students to cultivate their intelligence and grow their interests, abilities, and talents through the challenging and engaging curriculum and the development of good work habits. We model and nurture intellectual curiosity, creativity, enthusiasm, and persistence to support and encourage lifelong learning. And because knowledge without values is an empty pursuit, we emphasize Forsyth’s Honor Code throughout the curriculum and culture.

Forsyth Honor Code:
As a member of the Forsyth community, I will always be honest, kind, respectful, responsible, fair, and practice good sportsmanship. I will do my part to make Forsyth a special place.

Forsyth is committed to an equitable and just environment that respects diverse groups, family patterns, and perspectives so that our students feel known, valued, and empowered to develop their own authentic identities. Our active parent and family body helps us adapt to the changing needs of our families and students as we work toward these goals. This respect also extends to our planet. We teach our students the value of environmental sustainability because we believe that an understanding of our world determines how lightly we live on this earth.

At Forsyth School, our ultimate objective is to provide our students with an exceptional academic foundation and a healthy sense of balance so that they can face the challenges of the future as thoughtful and responsible citizens.

Forsyth Essential Agreements:
We put what is best for students first!

  • We behave ethically and model our Honor Code values with our students, families, and each other: honesty, kindness, respect, responsibility, fairness, and good sportsmanship.
  • We practice honest, direct, confidential, open-minded conversation and assume good intentions.
  • We model optimism, enthusiasm, and a growth mindset.
  • We live Forsyth’s mission.