East Forest

East Forest School
PO Box 308
120 West Birch Street
Marienville, PA 16239
814-927-8452 (fax)

Principal Debra Arner

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On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, I would like to welcome you to East Forest School!  Forest Area’s  mission statement is: “Forest Area School District creates a foundation for life-long learners prepared to excel in a diverse world.”  PREPARE TO EXCEL! Our school family works hard to make this vision a reality for our students. With small classes and individual attention, we strive to help our students be successful every day and throughout their time at East Forest.

Our school offers many opportunities from grades Pre-K through 12th grade.  We have fun while working, learning, and growing. The support the school receives from our parents and the community is invaluable and enables us to provide a variety of programs and cooperative activities/projects.

Even with our small size, our students are offered a variety academic and extracurricular activities.  The elementary school enhances academics with trips and community presentations as well as clubs. Our dual enrollment program provides the opportunity to earn college credits in English, history, physics, and math within our school classroom. Our biology teacher works closely with the science department at Clarion University and students visit the college’s lab and complete field work.

We offer a variety of athletic and extracurricular opportunities. I encourage all students to get involved, whether it is a club or team sport. Participation in school-sponsored activities helps students feel connected to the school, the staff and each other.  These life  lessons and experiences enable students to be attractive to colleges and ultimately perform well in the workforce.

I am fortunate to be the principal at East Forest, and I am proud of the qualified and talented staff we have at East Forest. We have a great team and along with our family and community support, and we can provide a nurturing and supportive environment for our students.  I  am very excited to start the school year, and I look forward to working you and your children.


Debra Arner

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