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 high school, Forest Ridge serves students in fifth through twelfth grades, with our most common entry points being the fifth, sixth and ninth 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 15, 2021.

Click here to apply online

Early Decision

Forest Ridge offers an Early Decision option for middle school applicants who have chosen Forest Ridge as their first choice school and who would like a decision prior to our official response date in March. By choosing Early Decision, the family agrees to enroll at Forest Ridge if offered admission. Our admission committee prioritizes Early Decision applications and responds with an admission decision within two weeks of submission. 

Early Decision applicants can submit their completed application at any point between September 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021.

Application Checklist

A complete application consists of the following:

Note: Forest Ridge evaluates applicants holistically. Our admission committee is interested to know how applicants demonstrate commitment to our mission including engagement with faith, academics, social justice, community building, and personal growth. While we expect our students to excel academically, we know that and there are many ways to show mastery of skills and concepts through our application process. Therefore, Forest Ridge does not require applicants to submit standardized test scores as part of the application.

Click here for the International Student Application Checklist.

2020-2021 Admission Timeline

(for applicants for the 2021-2022 school year)

September 1 Admission application open for the 2021-2022 school year via Ravenna
January 15 Admission and Financial Aid application deadline for all grade levels
February 12

High school admission decisions announced

March 19 Middle school decisions announced
May 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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