How to Apply

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Welcome to the admission process at Forest Ridge.

Applying to schools can be overwhelming. The Forest Ridge Admission team is here to partner 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 twelfth grades, with our most common entry levels being fifth, sixth and ninth grades.

Apply Online

To begin your daughter’s application, please click here to to apply online. We use an online application process through Ravenna®, a program many 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 schedule visit days and tours.

Click here to apply online

Schedule a Visit Day

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 the end of the school year. If you would like to schedule your daughter’s visit day before submitting the application fee, please contact the Office of Admission.

Application Checklist

A complete application consists of the following:

Application Paperwork

  • Online Ravenna Application
  • $70 Application Fee ($50 when received by December 6)

School Records and Evaluations

Visit Forest Ridge

  • Completed Student Visit Day
  • Completed Parent Classroom Observation Tour

2018-2019 Admission Timeline

October 1 Admission applications open for the 2018-2019 school year
December 6     

Preliminary application deadline. A reduced application fee and priority Student Visit Day scheduling are offered if you apply by this date.

Note: 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.

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 new families


Please contact our Admission team. They are available to help you at every step of the application process!

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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 Flexible Tuition Program and merit scholarships.

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