Tuition & Affordability
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 students admitted to our private school 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 2022-2023 school year is $39,500, and Financial Aid packages range from $1,000 to $33,000.
|Day Students||Boarding Students|
|Full Tuition: $38,325||5-Day Program: $62,700|
|7-Day Program: $72,400|
Note: Tuition is set annually by the Board of Trustees, and families can expect a yearly rise of 2-8%. Enrollment contracts also include a tuition refund insurance plan, as well as a yearly technology fee which provides students with a required device and on-campus tech support.
We welcome a conversation to find a tuition contribution that works for your family.
How Financial Aid Works
Our Financial Aid program is designed to make a Forest Ridge education possible for all accepted students based on demonstrated financial need and availability of funds. There are a wide range of families who qualify for Financial Aid, from those who can afford only a minimal tuition contribution to those who can afford nearly full tuition. In calculating each family's tuition contribution, we consider many factors, including assets, income, expenses, and debts. Based on the information provided, Forest Ridge will calculate a tuition contribution amount. Families will receive an estimate of their yearly tuition along with their admission decision.
Forest Ridge uses the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need. Clarity offers a streamlined application process that takes less than thirty minutes to complete on a mobile phone, tablet, or desktop computer. Each family’s 2021 tax forms (the 1040 and W2) will transfer automatically from the IRS, so there is no need to upload those documents manually. International applicants can select “Did not file US taxes” and complete the International supplement within Clarity.
Applying for Financial Aid:
- Complete the Clarity application and submit it online by January 12, 2023, the same deadline as our Ravenna admission application.
- Though separate processes, Financial Aid awards will be communicated concurrently with our admission decision. Any Financial Aid awards will be included on enrollment contracts for accepted students.
- After enrolling at Forest Ridge and completing 2022 taxes in the spring, please upload copies to Clarity for verification.
To discuss affordability further, please contact Elizabeth Ayer '06, Director of Enrollment Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Fulcrum Foundation Financial Assistance
All current and prospective Forest Ridge families are invited to apply for financial assistance through the Fulcrum Foundation, which increases access to Catholic schools by providing tuition assistance grants based on family income and circumstances. Please complete applications before the January 1, 2023 deadline to be considered.