Here, She Can Try

There is Power in Every Girl

From her first steps on our 19-acre woodland campus, she will feel the difference. Teachers work together to challenge and support her in her studies, friendships and goals. Classes inspire her to think. Spaces empower her to dream, discover and do. Friends lift her up and make her laugh.

About Forest Ridge

The All-Girls Advantage

93% of girls’ school grads say they were offered greater leadership opportunities than peers at coed schools and 80% have held leadership positions since graduating from high school.  National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS)

Why Forest Ridge?

We empower girls to push their own limits and lead from the heart.

Discover the forest ridge difference


of seniors accepted 4-year colleges or universities


schools in 41 countries make up the Network of Sacred Heart Schools


of students are catholic


laptop program as a Microsoft Showcase School


zipcodes from across 22 different cities represented by our students


Languages Spoken on Campus


Ravens sports teams across grades 5-12


drama productions each year in the Lee Theatre

Join Us at The Center for Girls

The Center for Girls prepares girls to be brave, resilient, global leaders by supporting the development of three essential pillars: wellness, social-emotional intelligence and leadership. These foundational pillars are based in research and woven into every element of the Forest Ridge experience. From the classroom curriculum, to community service, to the playing field—she practices the skills that make her ready to lead.

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Our Integrated Curriculum

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.

Our curriculum empowers girls to explore their interests through integrated classes and hands-on learning.


Our girl-powered arts program inspires students to dream big, while building confidence, creativity and resilience.


Athletics is more than just a competition. It is an opportunity to build confidence, strength and friendships, while working together as a team.


Forest Ridge Campus Ministry supports both our Catholic and Sacred Heart identities and promotes an active and personal faith in God through prayer and service.

Faith & Service

At Forest Ridge, we know girls. Learn more about our programs and curriculum that inspire and empower our students to lead.


On the Ridge

Community Voices

What I love most about Forest Ridge are the friendships. When I transferred to this school, the girls on campus quickly became my best friends. This school has changed me because of the sense of sisterhood I never had until now. This is the most important part of being at Forest Ridge - the relationships.Olivia w., Class of 2026

Forest Ridge is a place that sees students as individuals and gives each girl opportunities to build on her strengths and stretch her perspective. It is important to us to know the girls and to make sure they feel known by their faculty and staff. This is not a place where everything is cookie-cutter, and each student is expected to do the same thing. Kathi hand, School principal

My favorite aspect of Forest Ridge is the community. Over these past 3 years, I’ve gained the most amazing friends who truly support each other. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to strengthen relationships across grade levels through fun events and time outside of the classroom. Life on “the Ridge” simply wouldn’t be the same without all of the wonderful people.Violet B., Class of 2019

Girls can be themselves here. We have a very supportive community and that allows students to be who they are. They aren't restricted in any way and that helps promote their ability to try different things and to bring a sense of joy to the community. School should be fun. You should want to be here and you should enjoy your time.  Molly muller, 8th Grade dean middle school humanities teacher

The Forest Ridge Blog

Art: Beyond the Definition
Carol Gould

The dictionary definition of art is “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”  I think that is a terrific definition, but as an artist and educator, I think it is so much more than that.

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On-site Learning at the Zoo
Corina Rahmig 

As the culminating project for a unit on behavioral ecology, students in Biology 2 went to Woodland Park Zoo to conduct animal behavior experiments. Students spent several weeks learning about evolutionary causes of behaviors, types of learning, social behaviors and ecological consequences of behaviors. Throughout the unit, the students also learned methods behavioral ecologists use to study behaviors through observation. They practiced these techniques in the classroom by watching videos of animals and coding their behaviors and observing live mealworms to determine habitat and food preferences.

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The Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria as a Lens for Learning about Global Issues
Jenny McGovern

On this year’s Global Days, November 25 and 26, middle schoolers will focus on our response to climate change, including advocacy and innovation, and care for creation. Eighth and ninth grade students suggested this summer that we explore our changing oceans and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, and teen activist Greta Thunberg has further inspired our plans.

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The Residential Life Boarding Program
Michelle Flores and Alexis Vaitekunas

Our Residential Life Program houses 28 students in grades 8 through 12, where students hold a daily routine of schoolwork, extracurricular activities and study hall. On the weekends, we host a mixture of on and off-campus adventures such as holiday crafts, trips to the local mall, hiking, roller skating and Seattle sightseeing—just to name a few.

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Located in Bellevue, we welcome students from across Western Washington, including Mercer Island, Sammamish, Issaquah, Seattle, Medina, Kirkland, Redmond and Renton.