Tuition & Affordability


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A Forest Ridge education is an important investment in your daughter's future.

Forest Ridge is dedicated to remaining accessible to students from various backgrounds, experiences and resources. Many families who might not expect to be eligible for "financial assistance" still qualify for a tuition discount, and we encourage prospective families to apply for our Flexible Tuition Program.

Full tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $34,900, and Flexible Tuition ranges from $1,000 to $33,000. In addition to Flexible Tuition, we have a range of merit and interest-based scholarships available each year.

2019-2020 Tuition

Day Students Boarding Students
Full Tuition: $34,900 5-Day Program: $55,400                       
Flexible Tuition: $1,000 to $33,000 7-Day Program: $64,000

Note: Included in the cost of tuition are books, before- and after-school care, sports and drama expenses. Not included is a yearly technology fee of $500, which provides students with a required laptop to use during the academic year and on-campus technology help desk support.

We welcome a conversation to find a tuition level that is right for your family.

How Flexible Tuition Works

There are a wide range of families who qualify for our Flexible Tuition Program, from those who can afford only minimal tuition to those who can afford nearly full tuition. In calculating each family’s flexible tuition level, we consider many factors.

Like many independent schools, we utilize the online SSS® Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) application to help determine the amount of tuition assistance needed. Based on the information a family enters in the PFS application, Forest Ridge will calculate a tuition amount the family will be charged for the school year.

Applying for Flexible Tuition

Step 1: Start preparing your 2019 Tax Returns as soon as possible

  • Make an appointment with your tax accountant, if you use one
  • Check with your employer if early W-2 & K-1 forms are available

Step 2: Submit Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) by January 15, 2020

  • Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) and submit online to School & Student Services (SSS). For full instructions and help click here. (Note: Parents/guardians living in separate households must submit separate PFS forms.)
    • Forest Ridge SSS Code: 3205

Step 3: Notification

Admission decision letters and Flexible Tuition awards will be made available to prospective families on the follow dates:

  • High School:
    • February 14, 2020: High school decision letters mailed
    • February 15, 2020: High school enrollment contracts and Flexible Tuition awards emailed
  • Middle School:
    • Middle School dates to be announced in late summer

Scholarships

All new students who apply to Forest Ridge are automatically considered for merit and interest-based scholarships based on information they provide in their admission application. Factors include: grades in core classes, teacher evaluations, test scores, and extracurricular activities and interests.

We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of generous donors to our endowed scholarship program. Scholarships range in value from $1,500 to $17,000 per academic year and are eligible for renewal each year a student enrolls at Forest Ridge and remains in good academic standing.

Students whose families do not wish to be considered for Flexible Tuition may be offered a solely a merit or interest-based scholarship as a discount to full tuition.

See scholarships here