English Language Learning Support


Forest Ridge welcomes students from around the world to immerse themselves in speaking, reading, writing and learning in English. Our English Language Learners (ELL) program provides support during the student’s transition into our English-taught curriculum.

By supporting a student's growth in language skills, students more confident to engage with new friends and community. Our ELL program helps students grow in both interpersonal communication skills and academic success.

Support placement

Placement in our ELL program is determined by the school administration. Many considerations go into determining the level of support each student needs, including teacher recommendations, previous coursework, SSAT® and TOEFL® scores.  

TOEFL and SAT testing preparation

Forest Ridge has a cohesive four-year plan for our ELL, upper school students to prepare for TOEFL testing. Additionally, all Forest Ridge students get practice with the PSAT®, the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, a precursor to the SAT.