Forest Ridge is an ISACS accredited preschool - 8th grade independent school that inspires a passion for learning, global awareness and leadership, and strong values through a challenging curriculum and service to humanity. At Forest Ridge Academy we believe in providing an environment in which children will succeed by developing academic skills and a strong sense of self-confidence and esteem. Forest Ridge Academy holds students to high academic standards but does not consider race, religion, national origin or economic status when making acceptance. We seek students who match our mission, having a passion for learning and a willingness to accept academic challenges. Forest Ridge Academy is proud to have a very diverse community and celebrates that diversity whenever possible. We are committed to making an exceptional education accessible to students from all backgrounds. We recognize that education is a major investment and one that can be a challenge for many families. Forest Ridge Academy is firmly committed to helping families afford this educational choice. Contact the Admissions Office to arrange an initial campus visit by calling the school at 219-756-7300. It is very important for parents to visit the school during our regular school hours to witness the students and teachers in action and to assess the climate of the school.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 218 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
218 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Forest Ridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered
4 sports
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Forest Ridge Academy offer?

Forest Ridge Academy offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball.

When is the application deadline for Forest Ridge Academy?

The application deadline for Forest Ridge Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
As a parent coming from Chicago private and public schools, I can say Forest Ridge is more academically rigorous than our previous experience and much more diverse than top schools on the Northside of the city. Yet it manages to be devoid of political advocacy, teaching kids to think rather than taking stances. It is a warm, family-like environment that embraces everyone, including newcomers of all races, religions, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is so exceptionally diverse and warm, yet seriously academic. What a K-8 prep school in 2021 should be!
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My daughter has only just started attending FRA last week. I cannot express the shock of how motivated every teacher is. She is in their Young Scholars program (pre-k) and on the second day came home speaking some words of Spanish. The amount of technology they use is astounding, between the use of Instagram to publish photos almost daily to show parents of what they are doing to the 3 year olds using I-Pads. I so far cannot say enough about this school!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 218 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Lake County, IN is $5,858 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lake County, IN is 96% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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