Religious Studies


Goal One of a Sacred Heart education is to “educate to a personal and active faith in God”. Forest Ridge is a rich and diverse faith community where students are invited to celebrate their own faith traditions and are welcomed into the celebration of Catholic traditions.

Our students learn the history, traditions and spirituality of the Catholic Church and what it means to be a Child of the Sacred Heart. Middle school students learn about the scriptures, sacraments and the Liturgy of the Mass. Students also explore the origins, beliefs and practices of the major world religions including Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. High school students are offered continued studies on the Catholic faith and a variety of unique classes including Sacred Art and Exploring Global Cultures.

As an extension of our faith tradition, we value acts that enrich our greater community. Service is a founding principal of a Sacred Heart education. Goal Three of a Sacred Heart education is to “educate to a social awareness which impels to action”. Beginning in 5th grade, each Forest Ridge student takes part in community service with their classmates.

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Middle School: 5th-8th Grade

High School: 9th-12th Grade

Graduation Requirement: 4.0 credits (8 Semesters) with a minimum of 0.5 credits taken Senior year

*Course offerings are based on student interest and minimum enrollment requirements; therefore, some classes listed may not be offered every school year.