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.

Note: The 2020-2021 online application will be available on October 1, 2019.

Click here to apply online

Schedule a Visit Day

Student visit days run through the end of February. To schedule your daughter's visit day, please login to your Ravenna account or contact the Office of Admission.

Application Checklist

A complete application consists of the following:

Application Paperwork

  • Online Ravenna Application
  • $40 Application Fee

School Records, Evaluations & Admission Test

Visit Forest Ridge

  • Student Visit Day
  • Parent Classroom Observation Tour

2019-2020 Admission Timeline

(for applicants for the 2020-2021 school year)

October 1 Admission applications open for the 2020-2021 school year
November 12   Middle school Early Decision Round 1 application deadline. SSS Flexible Tuition deadline for MS Early Decision Round 1 applicants (for families who wish to be considered for flexible tuition for 2020-2021)
December 10

Middle school Early Decision Round 1 decisions mailed (December 17: enrolling family deposit deadline)

January 7 Middle School Early Decision Round 2 application deadline. SSS Flexible Tuition deadline for MS Early Decision Round 2 applicants (for families who wish to be considered for flexible tuition for 2020-2021)
January 8 High school application deadline. SSS Flexible Tuition deadline for HS applicants (for families who wish to be considered for flexible tuition for 2020-2021)
February 4 Middle School Early Decision Round 2 decisions mailed (February 11: enrolling family deposit deadline)
February 5

Deadline to submit 2019 taxes for priority Flexible Tuition consideration

February 14

Middle school regular decision application deadline. SSS Flexible Tuition deadline for MS regular decision applicants (for families who wish to be considered for flexible tuition for 2020-2021)

High school Admission decisions mailed (February 27: enrolling family deposit deadline)

March 20 Middle school regular decision admission decisions mailed (March 27: enrolling family deposit deadline)
May 19 Welcome event for newly enrolled 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 Flexible Tuition Program and merit scholarships.

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