Upper School at Forest Ridge


Upper School: Rigorous Academics Meet Purpose

In the Upper School, our course of study challenges students through rigorous academics while also nurturing their intellectual curiosity and personal growth. Our faculty have designed engaging, dynamic and hands-on courses that prioritize depth of study over breadth, allowing students to develop a robust understanding of the curriculum.

The Upper School Mod Schedule, in which students take only 3.5 classes at a time, for 6 week terms called “mods,” gives girls more time for deep, interdisciplinary learning, active engagement and collaboration between peers and faculty.

With fewer, yet longer, classes, breaks between periods, and time to explore interests and passions, Forest Ridge’s mod schedule allows girls to flourish both in and out of the classroom to cultivate their purpose in a holistic and intentional way, without sacrificing student social-emotional wellbeing. 

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