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 2021-2022 school year is $38,325, and Financial Aid packages range from $1,000 to $33,000. 

2021-2022 Tuition

Day Students                  Boarding Students
Full Tuition: $38,325 5-Day Program: $60,800                       
  7-Day Program: $70,250

Note: Tuition is set by the Board of Trustees and families can expect a yearly increase of 2-5%. 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.

To discuss affordability further, please contact Elizabeth Ayer '06, Director of Enrollment Management, at eayer@forestridge.org.

Applying for Financial Aid


Scholarships

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 7, 2022 deadline to be considered.