Here, She Can Try

There is Power in Every Girl

From her first steps on our 19-acre woodland campus, she will feel the difference. Teachers work together to challenge and support her in her studies, friendships and goals. Classes inspire her to think. Spaces empower her to dream, discover and do. Friends lift her up and make her laugh.

About Forest Ridge

The All-Girls Advantage

93% of girls’ school grads say they were offered greater leadership opportunities than peers at coed schools and 80% have held leadership positions since graduating from high school.  National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS)

Seattle Area Girls School

Why Forest Ridge?

We are a private school that empowers girls to push their own limits and lead from the heart.

Discover the forest ridge difference


of seniors accepted 4-year colleges or universities


schools in 41 countries make up the Network of Sacred Heart Schools


of students are catholic


laptop program as a Microsoft Showcase School


zipcodes from across 22 different cities represented by our students


Languages Spoken on Campus


Ravens sports teams across grades 5-12


drama productions each year in the Lee Theatre

The Center for Girls at Forest Ridge

Private School for Girls

Here, She Can Lead

The advisory program at Forest Ridge prepares girls to be brave, resilient, global leaders by supporting the development of three essential pillars: wellness, social-emotional intelligence and leadership. These foundational pillars are based in research and woven into every element of the Forest Ridge experience. From the classroom curriculum, to community service, to the playing field—she practices the skills that make her ready to lead.

Our Integrated Curriculum

Forest Ridge is doing all the things educators know they should do but are afraid to do. It isn’t just interdisciplinary, it’s integrating multiple ways of thinking and doing.

Our curriculum empowers girls to explore their interests through integrated classes and hands-on learning.

Bellevue Girls School for Academics


Our girl-powered arts program inspires students to dream big, while building confidence, creativity and resilience.

Bellevue Girls School for Arts


Athletics is more than just a competition. It is an opportunity to build confidence, strength and friendships, while working together as a team.

Bellevue Girls School for Athletics


Forest Ridge Community Ministry supports both our Catholic and Sacred Heart identities and promotes an active and personal faith in God through prayer and service.

Bellevue Catholic School

Faith & Service

At Forest Ridge, we know girls. Learn more about our programs and curriculum that inspire and empower our students to lead.

Girls Leadership School


On the Ridge

Community Voices

What I love most about Forest Ridge are the friendships. When I transferred to this school, the girls on campus quickly became my best friends. This school has changed me because of the sense of sisterhood I never had until now. This is the most important part of being at Forest Ridge - the relationships.Olivia w., Class of 2026

My favorite aspect of Forest Ridge is the community. Over these past 3 years, I’ve gained the most amazing friends who truly support each other. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to strengthen relationships across grade levels through fun events and time outside of the classroom. Life on “the Ridge” simply wouldn’t be the same without all of the wonderful people.Violet B., Class of 2019

Girls can be themselves here. We have a very supportive community and that allows students to be who they are. They aren't restricted in any way and that helps promote their ability to try different things and to bring a sense of joy to the community. School should be fun. You should want to be here and you should enjoy your time.  Molly muller, 8th Grade dean middle school humanities teacher

Upcoming Events

Sacred Heart Center/Ackerley Conf. Rooms

I am sure you are eager to meet our new leaders and I know they are looking forward to meeting you. As such, I welcome you to join us for a Meet the Leaders event on one of the following dates and times: Tuesday, August 16 from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or Tuesday, August 23 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Our Meet the Leaders events will be held in the Sacred Heart Center. Please RSVP here to let us know which event you plan to attend.

The Commons

Join us in the Commons to learn about important student services at Forest Ridge, including the FRidge program, sports, Campus Ministry, bus transportation, uniforms, etc. The Uniform Exchange will be setup for families to "shop" for used uniform items.

While this event is geared towards new families, all are welcome to attend! NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY FOR THIS EVENT.

Meet in Gym

We can't wait to see you for Freshman orientation at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, following the Family Info Fair. For all new incoming Freshman please register by clicking here.

Meet in Library

We are excited to see all of our new middle school families on the Ridge on Monday, August 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. following the Family Info Fair. During this time, there will be event programming for both students and parents. To register, please click here.

Meet in Gym

We are looking forward to seeing all new High School students on the Ridge on Tuesday, August 30 from 9:30 - 3:00. For all new High School students, please register here.

The Commons

Please join us for a Welcome Coffee and Parent Association Meeting to kick off the school year. Join other families and hear from the School's leadership team including Head of School, Mary Rose Guerin, the Executive Committee of the Parent Association and more.

Schafer Gymnasium

You and your family are invited to the Forest Ridge Back-to-School BBQ! Join fellow Forest Ridge parents, students, teachers and staff to enjoy a delicious meal together. Siblings are welcome. To RSVP, please click here.


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Located in Bellevue, we welcome students from across Western Washington, including Mercer Island, Sammamish, Issaquah, Newcastle, Woodinville, Seattle, Medina, Kirkland, Redmond and Renton.