High School is a laboratory for life. The Forest Ridge global curriculum is interdisciplinary and motivates students to make meaningful connections beyond traditional subject boundaries.
Students find creative solutions to real problems, whether programming NAO Humanoid Robots, coding, experimenting with 3D printers in the Maker Space or designing with state-of-the-art Microsoft Surface Studio devices. Here, students can explore their inspiration on stage, computer, canvas, paper, clay or metal.
Students have increasing opportunities—through projects, experiences and enhanced studies—to explore passions and examine greater social truths. As a senior, a Forest Ridge student can showcase project management, organizational and analytical skills through a year-long focus on a topic that moves her.
Forest Ridge students are standout communicators. Every year, our alumnae report a marked advantage in writing and communication. Through rigorous and consistent cross-disciplinary feedback, students develop a strong voice and communicate effectively to diverse audiences. They collaborate and debate with other students—and teachers. The faculty has high expectations and open office hours, mimicking a collegiate environment.
Top colleges want problem solvers, creative thinkers and cooperative learners like the graduates of Forest Ridge—who are prepared to thrive in college and in life.
Forest Ridge is doing all the things educators know they should do but are afraid to do. It isn’t just interdisciplinary, it’s integrating multiple ways of thinking and doing. The more students can see that everything is connected, the better we are preparing them for what the world actually looks like now. I don’t want girls to just get into college I want them to succeed at college. I don’t want them to just be able to get the jobs, I want them to thrive at their jobs and be change agents in their jobs and be innovators.—Courtney Caldwell, Director of Teaching and Learning