College Counseling

For Forest Ridge graduates, college is the next step in a life filled with many new chapters.


As a college preparatory school, the entire Forest Ridge community works together to provide our students with the guidance and support they need to find success in college and beyond.


Our exceptional Director of College Counseling provides every Forest Ridge student the highly individualized coaching that larger independent schools cannot offer. 

100% of Forest Ridge students are admitted to four-year colleges and universities. Our college acceptance snapshot reveals the diversity of schools our alumnae attend across the country and around the world.

College Acceptances

What makes college counseling at Forest Ridge unique?

Over 10 touch points throughout the 11th and 12th grades, including both individual and group meetings, prepare our students for the often-daunting journey of college admission. Our college counseling program includes:

Meet Nikki Danos, Director of College Counseling

The College Board

Nikki Danos has spent more than twenty years in both college admissions and college counseling. She currently serves as a College Board Trustee and sits on the Western Regional Council’s Guidance & Admission Assembly. Her active professional presence also includes the founding of the West Coast College Counselor Consortium and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling since 1997.