Middle School is a turning point for girls. Students here will become creative problem solvers, in and outside the classroom.
Forest Ridge girls think like scientists. Work is skills-driven, inquiry-based and hands-on, whether programming robots, coding or experimenting with 3D printers. Students will practice mathematical and analytical problem-solving and learn to take healthy risks through real-world application.
Forest Ridge girls gain a global perspective. Students review world religions, confront complex social justice issues and survey world history. Through the study of Latin and another language of their choice the girls explore studio and performing arts in a supportive and rigorous atmosphere.
Forest Ridge girls build essential communication and collaboration skills—listening, advocating and working together. They hone their written voice through writing workshops across disciplines and with a dedicated writing specialist shadowing through several grades.
Forest Ridge girls let go of “perfect” and focus on personal growth. The advisory program grows with each student, providing ongoing social-emotional encouragement. Supportive teachers model conviction that mistakes are opportunities to learn and constructive feedback propels each student forward. More than just academic fundamentals and study skills, girls learn about themselves in Middle School. It is a distinction that makes all the difference.
Forest Ridge is a place that sees people as individuals and gives each student opportunities to build on her strengths and stretch her perspective. It’s important to us to know the girls and to make sure they feel known by us. This is not a place where it’s cookie-cutter and everyone does the same thing.—Kathi Hand, School Principal