Tuition & Affordability

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

We recognize that an independent school education is a significant financial commitment, and Forest Ridge is dedicated to creating access for admitted students from a wide range of financial circumstances. If paying full tuition is unrealistic for your family, we encourage you to apply for Financial Aid. Last year, Forest Ridge awarded over $1.5 million in financial aid to 40% of our families.

Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is $36,500, and Financial Aid packages range from $1,000 to $33,000. 

2020-2021 Tuition

Day Students Boarding Students
Full Tuition: $36,500 5-Day Program: $57,900                       
  7-Day Program: $66,900

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 contribution that is right for your family.

How Financial Aid Works

There are a wide range of families who qualify for Financial Aid.  In calculating each family's tuition contribution, we consider many factors.

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

Applying for Financial Aid


We are grateful for the ongoing support of generous donors to our endowed scholarship program. Incoming 9th grade students may apply for the Barat and Sacred Heart scholarships, awarded to applicants who demonstrate high academic achievement and exhibit the qualities of the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria. Please visit Ravenna, our application portal, to complete the 9th Grade Scholarship Addendum.