International Applicants

Forest Ridge welcomes students from around the world.

Our school campus is in a suburban neighborhood in the city of Bellevue, Washington. We are 12 miles from downtown Seattle with easy access to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the booming Seattle tech industry.

Who is an international applicant?

An international student is defined as a student who requires an I-20 to study in the United States. Forest Ridge is authorized under US federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. Upon enrollment, the international student is issued an I-20 that allows her to apply for an F1 Visa at the American Embassy in her home country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a special application for international students?

International students must complete Forest Ridge's online Ravenna application with a $40 application fee.

What is the application deadline for international students?

International applications will be evaluated on a rolling enrollment basis. Once the application file and Skype or in-person interview is complete, we will do our best to have the decision within a few weeks.

For which grades can international students apply?

Forest Ridge accepts international applications for students entering grades 5 through 11. We do not accept international applications for students entering grade 12.

Where can I learn about the rules and regulations for the international student process in the United States?

Click here to download information on the United States international student government regulations.

Where do Forest Ridge international students live?

International students entering grades 5 through 7 must live with a parent or biological relative. Students entering grades 8 through 12 may live in the dormitory or with a biological relative. Forest Ridge does not arrange homestays.

Does Forest Ridge have any courses designed to meet the needs of non-native english speakers?

Yes, we provide an English Language Learners (ELL) program to support our students’ transition into our English-taught curriculum. In addition, we provide a cohesive four-year plan for students to prepare for TOEFL® testing.


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

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