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.
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)
We empower girls to push their own limits and lead from the heart.
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 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.
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.
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
As a 1999 graduate of Forest Ridge, it has been a delight to join the faculty as the Business teacher at Forest Ridge. Teaching juniors and seniors, I am transported back to my own upper-class days at Forest Ridge.
One question that pops up frequently for any librarian working with parents is, “How do I encourage my child to read more?” We all know that reading benefits us intellectually and academically, but many parents struggle with how to encourage these behaviors at home. Some parents worry that, if they weren’t avid readers, they won’t be able to successfully encourage that behavior in their children.
It is easy for adults and teenagers alike to forget that we are human beings, but when we take the time and space to be more present, introspective, still and connected to our various relationships, we are better able to find a balance between being and doing. One of the best parts about teaching at Forest Ridge is sharing retreat experiences with my students and supporting them as they find sustainable ways to nurture their minds, bodies, and hearts.
Next week, students from the Mandarin language class and international students are organizing a Forest Ridge Lunar New Year Celebration. Our entire community of students, parents and faculty are invited to participate in a hands-on celebration of Lunar New Year traditions. Students will learn how to make Chinese dumplings, write in Chinese calligraphy, play chopstick games, and learn about the Chinese Zodiac.
For my cumulative project for this internship course, I am building a website that reflects the two lessons I learned: keep the focus on people and be willing to experiment with the computer. I’m creating a tech support website where students and faculty can look up tech solutions. My hope is that my website will allow people to experiment and grow, whatever their level of tech knowledge.