From the Director of Admission
Dear Friends of Forsyth,
Welcome! I hope that after taking time to explore our website, you have a better understanding of who we are as a community and the type of educational experience we can offer your child(ren). Searching for a school can be overwhelming—particularly in St. Louis, where there are so many options! Independent schools, however, have the opportunity to define themselves by their values. At Forsyth, we believe children are capable beyond imagination. We set high expectations and design learning experiences that allow students to stretch, persist, and learn powerfully. The results are profound: children are joyful, excited, and ready to pursue learning and growth with confidence. Our learning is enriched by Forsyth’s unique campus and the deep sense of place and community that it fosters. Our historic and intimate buildings joined by beautiful outdoor green space, encourage students of all ages to connect with one another and experience the richness of our diverse community.
An elementary school community is one of the most important a family will choose. It’s where children spend nearly 40 hours each week, and where families enjoy countless activities and events throughout many years. The nine years that encompass a full Forsyth School education are likely the longest your child(ren) will spend at any one educational institution. I encourage you to ask yourself the following questions when choosing a school:
- What is the best fit for my child?
- Where is my child likely to thrive?
- What are the mission and values of the school? And does our family share those values?
To parents going through this process for the very first time, know that I am here to help you navigate all that is new and exciting! And to veteran parents, please know that I fully appreciate how the path can look and feel very different each go-around. I am here for you, too! Please contact me with any questions or to schedule a visit. I can't wait to begin this journey with you!
DeAnn Pomatto, Director of Admission