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 empower girls to push their own limits and lead from the heart.

Discover the forest ridge difference

100%

of seniors accepted 4-year colleges or universities

150

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

29%

of students are catholic

1:1

laptop program as a Microsoft Showcase School

45

zipcodes from across 22 different cities represented by our students

14

Languages Spoken on Campus

22

Ravens sports teams across grades 5-12

4

drama productions each year in the Lee Theatre

The Center for Girls at Forest Ridge

Private School for Girls

Here, She Can Lead

The Center for Girls 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

Academics

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

Bellevue Girls School for Arts

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

Athletics

Forest Ridge Campus 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

Leadership

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

Forest Ridge is a place that sees students as individuals and gives each girl opportunities to build on her strengths and stretch her perspective. It is important to us to know the girls and to make sure they feel known by their faculty and staff. This is not a place where everything is cookie-cutter, and each student is expected to do the same thing. Kathi hand, School principal

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

Ring Ceremony is a Sacred Heart tradition during which each senior presents a member of the Junior Class with a Sacred Heart ring. This year, our event will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person components so that our international students may participate. Juniors and seniors may invite up to two guests to attend in person. We will be able to seat students and guests in the gym with the required the six-foot space between parties.


The Forest Ridge Blog

Forest Ridge Tree
Dr. Erika Lorenzana Del Villar and Dr. Maritza Tavarez-Brown

As a school rooted in the Sacred Heart foundational principle of “cor unum et anima una”, meaning one heart and one soul, we believe that all people are made in the image and likeness of God and therefore must be held as equal, valued and unconditionally loved. Our mission calls us to embrace diversity as a core characteristic of our community and impels us to work as agents of change in our communities. We must continue to work together to build a stronger society for our students, where all are all respected, accepted and loved for who they are and are safe from threats of violence and persecution.

Our DEI leaders have put together resources for you to discuss with your children.  Read more...

Continue Reading about A Letter and Resources from Head of School Mary Rose Guerin on AAPI Hate

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