Welcome to FAAM

Blue Ribbon School

Forest Avenue Academic Magnet (FAAM) was built in the 1920's, with twelve classrooms.  Eight years ago, thirty new classrooms and state of the art facilities were added with the addition of our new wing.  Annually there are approximately 750 students in grades K-5 who attend the school.  Admission to Forest Avenue is by application and a selection process.  Any student who lives in Montgomery County may apply to attend our school.  More information and admission requirements are available on the MPS/Magnet Schools website.

Forest Avenue is an academically accelerated instructional program.  Students work one grade level ahead in the subject areas of reading, English, spelling and math.  The science and social studies areas are enriched by numerous field trips, lab experiences and site visits.  In addition to the 35 classroom teachers, specialists in specific focus areas enhance our program. Students receive instruction in Spanish, computer technology, science lab experiences, and counseling.  There are also specialists in special education, speech pathology, physical education and music.  Students experience outdoor learning in our Living Science Lab in the center courtyard of the school.  There are gardens (flower, vegetable and butterfly), a small fishpond, a turtle habitat and a sidewalk with engraved brick pavers. 

A vital aspect of our school is the strong parental support we receive from the PTA.   We encourage each family to become involved in the life of your child by supporting activities and events sponsored by PTA.  Forest Avenue PTA is traditionally recognized for 100% membership.  Contact information is available on the PTA page.

We encourage you to call and schedule a visit to our school to experience this wonderful place for children to learn and grow.