How to Apply

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Welcome to the admission process at Forest Ridge.

The Forest Ridge Admission team is here to partner with you throughout the application process.

As an independent middle and upper school, Forest Ridge serves students in 5th through 12th grades, with our most common entry points being the 5th, 6th and 9th grades. Applicants are also welcome to apply for 7th, 8th and 10th grades, though we cannot guarantee space in those grades. We are committed to a holistic review of all applications, taking into account the vast array of information provided in each student's application.

Apply Online

To begin your daughter’s application, please click here to to apply online. We use an online application through Ravenna®, a platform that many Seattle-area independent schools utilize in their admission process. Once you create your family Ravenna account, you will be able to check the status of your daughter’s application(s), upload documents, arrange for forms to be sent from your daughter’s current school and register for events.

Applications for all grade levels are due on January 12, 2023.

Click here to apply online

Early Decision

Forest Ridge Early Sibling/Legacy Admission policy is designed for current families with younger siblings, children of staff/faculty, and legacy families. Early Decision applicants must submit their completed application by Friday, November 18, 2022. Our admission committee will prioritize these applications and respond with our decision by Friday, December 9, 2022. Admission decisions will be mailed, emailed and posted on Ravenna.

Application Checklist

A complete application consists of the following:

2022-2023 Admission Timeline

(for applicants for the 2023-2024 school year)

September Admission application open for the 2023-2024 school year via Ravenna
January 12 Admission and Financial Aid application deadline for all grade levels
February 24

Upper School Decision Notification 

March 3 Upper School Family Response Deadline
March 17  Middle School Decision Notification
March 24

Middle School Family Response Deadline

May 17 Welcome event for new families


Affording a Forest Ridge Education

We recognize that a Forest Ridge education is a significant investment in your daughter’s future. Our community is a diverse blend of educators, parents and life-long learners. We welcome a conversation about how we can help you fulfill your goal of providing the best foundation for your daughter. Please visit our Tuition and Affordability page to learn more about our Financial Aid Program.

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