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How to Apply

We are delighted that you are considering Forest Ridge for your family, and we look forward to working with you throughout the application process.

Our admission timeline is intended as a guide, but we encourage you to meet these deadlines to ensure that your daughter's application is given priority consideration. Forest Ridge admits students in Fifth through 12th Grades, with our most common entry levels being Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Grades.
Please click on the Ravenna logo to begin your daughter’s application. Ravenna is an online application that many area independent schools utilize in their admission process. You will be able to check the status of your daughter’s application(s) in Ravenna, upload documents, arrange for forms to be sent from your daughter’s current school, and schedule visit days and tours.

The first time you visit the Ravenna site, you will be asked to create a log-in and password.
After you complete the preliminary application and submit your application fee, you will be able to schedule a visit day for your daughter. Visit days are a requirement of our application process at Forest Ridge. Beginning each November, they run through March. If you would like to schedule your daughter’s visit day before submitting the application fee, please contact the Office of Admission.

Admission Timeline

October 1: Admission applications open for the 18-19 school year.
December 6: Preliminary application deadline. Reduced application fee and priority scheduling for student visit day if completed by this date. If you would like to schedule your daughter’s visit day before submitting the application fee, please contact the Office of Admission.
January 15: Admission application deadline with full application fee. SSS tuition assistance deadline (for families applying for need-based tuition assistance). Note: Applications continue to be accepted after January 15 and are considered for admission on a date received and space available basis. Please contact the Office of Admission at admission@forestridge.org with any questions about starting an application or the admission process.
February 7: Deadline to submit 2017 taxes for priority tuition assistance consideration.
February 21: Admission decisions mailed to High School applicants.
March 1: High School new family response date (enrollment/deposit deadline).
March 14: Application decisions mailed to Middle School applicants.
March 22: Middle School new family response date (enrollment/deposit deadline).
Mid-May: Welcome Event for newly enrolled families.


A complete application consists of the following:
  • Online application
  • $70 application fee ($50 before December 6 preliminary deadline)
  • SSAT or ISEE test results
  • CSS (Character Skills Snapshot, recommended for applicants to grades 6-12)
  • School records (current year and previous two years)
  • Two teacher evaluations (current year and previous year teacher)
  • Completed Student Visit Day
  • Completed Parent Classroom Observation Tour
Additional Items for International Applicants
In addition to the items listed above, international applicants must submit the following:
  • TOEFL (grades 9-12) or TOEFL, Jr. (grades 5-8) test results (for applicants who do not speak English as their first language)
  • Skype or in-person interview
  • Teacher evaluations (2) must be from an English and math teacher
  • Color copy of Current Passport
  • Immunization Records
  • Confidential Financial Statement
Note: International families are not required to complete the student visit day or parent tour parts of the application process. However, a visit to campus is strongly recommended.

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