Forsyth School

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Man oh man, did we have a good time at Forsyth School! This school is located in St. Louis city, just south of the Delmar Loop, and west of Forest Park, and is by far the most unique school we’ve had the pleasure of visiting thus far. If there is anything close to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in STL, THIS is it. The campus is a collection of beautiful homes that have all been reappropriated to function as learning spaces, and this place has everything from a functioning rock wall in their gymnasium, to an unbelievable recess area, and a library that makes you want to curl up with a good book and never leave.

On this visit, we were working with teachers Julia Wilkins’ and Anne Simmons’ second grade classes. When we first entered the room, a young boy took it upon himself to welcome us to the classroom and shake our hand! How polite!

It was clear from the start that this wasn’t your average second grade class; these boys and girls were curious, inquisitive, and very well-mannered. We’ve never had so many questions!

Not only were the kids curious and well-mannered, turns out their generous, too. Normally, Goodbrew donates 10% of the proceeds back to the classroom that we co-roast with, but this enterprising young crew decided to pass that on to an organization that they recently visited on a school field trip: Annie Malone Children’s Home.

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After our presentation concluded, the kids bombarded us with facts about the first African-American millionaire and how her legacy still touches children and families to this day. It was heartwarming! Afterwards, we were treated to a tour of Forsyth School, and were warmly welcomed by every staff member we encountered.

We had a wonderful time co-roasting with the Forsyth kids, and we hope you will enjoy this month’s offering, The Malone.

Steve Neske