Application Process


To apply

The online application is not yet live for 2018-2019 applicants. The application will be available to complete in late September 2017.

  1. Request admission information (click HERE).
  2. For the international student application process, click HERE.
  3. Complete and submit the Preliminary Application with the application fee. Submitting the Preliminary Application by a priority processing deadline of December 7, 2017, will qualilfy you for a reduced application fee of $50 and priority scheduling of your daughter's student visit day. The application fee after December 7 is $70.
  4. After submitting the Preliminary Application, you may schedule a Student Visit Day for your daughter. Student visit days are required of all applicants to Forest Ridge and take place on select Wednesdays during the school year. Go to Visit Forest Ridge for more details. 
  5. Parents are required to attend a Classroom Observation Tour. These tours enable parents to view several classes in action and participate in a question and answer session with school administrators following the tour. Tours are offered on select Tuesday mornings, November through March. Go to Visit Forest Ridge for more details.
  6. All applicants are required to take an admission test as part of the application process. Applicants may take the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) or ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) and will be evaluated equally regardless of the exam taken. It is our preference that students take the SSAT and we will administer the SSAT at Forest Ridge on Saturday, December 9, 2017, and Saturday, January 6, 2018. Other test locations and dates are available in the Seattle/Eastside area and listed on the testing websites. 
  7. Complete and submit the Parent/Guardian and Student Essay portions of the application through the Ravenna online application process. These documents should be submitted by the application deadline of January 11, 2018. 
  8. Print and sign the Request for Records form through the Ravenna online application and submit it to your child's current school. Forest Ridge requires official academic transcripts from the current academic year, plus two previous years. 
  9. Two Teacher Evaluation forms are required of each applicant. These forms can be delegated to teachers to complete via email through the Ravenna online application process. Applicants should request that forms be completed by a current year teacher and a teacher from the student's previous grade.
  10. The Office of Admission will mail decision notifications on the following dates:
    High School Applicants: February 22, 2018
    Middle School Applicants:  March 15, 2018

Apply via Ravenna; access SSAT, ERB

FOREST RIDGE SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART   .  4800 139th Avenue S.E.  .  Bellevue, WA, 98006-3015  .  425-641-0700