From the Head of School

On behalf of the Forest Ridge community, I am delighted to welcome you to the Forest Ridge website. I hope that it will convey to you the excitement and vitality that is Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. Exciting things are going on in the 106-year-old life of Forest Ridge.

We continue to work together with our board members, faculty, staff, alumnae, parents, students and friends to evaluate our facilities and programming in a prayerful and deliberate fashion and work toward continuing to provide the most effective and forward-thinking education possible for the students we serve, including launching a new campus master planning process. 

This year, we also welcome several new faculty, staff and administrators who bring a variety of skills, experience and fresh perspectives to our campus community.  And, there is a great excitement growing around our Women as Global Leaders Program as we come to an understanding that Women as Global Leaders is woven into the fabric of our school!
I hope your journey through this portal will provide you with a taste of what makes Forest Ridge not only a school of excellence, but a familiar and welcoming place to our alumnae and friends.
Mark Pierotti
Head of School
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Mark Pierotti
Head of School

Melissa Jones
Executive Assistant to the Head of School & Board
Founded in 1907, Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, all-girls, independent, college-preparatory school serving students in grades 5 through 12. As a member of the worldwide Network of Sacred Heart Schools, we educate each student to the following goals:
  • a personal and active faith in God
  • a deep respect for intellectual values
  • a social awareness which impels to action
  • the building of community as a Christian value
  • personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom
Head of School Blog
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I just wanted to share with you the significance of this day for educating girls in the United States—our partner in this venture, Emma Willard School, is celebrating its 200th anniversary this weekend.
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Food for Thought About Girls' Schools
The latest issue of the newsletter, the Coalition Connection, from the National Coalition of Girls' Schools has some very good articles and info that I think Forest Ridge parents might enjoy. Click here to read the newsletter.
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It's Called Being a Child
In case you missed this article in a recent New York Times, I thought I’d post it here. Your thoughts?

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State of the School 2013-14