Founded in 1907 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart, Forest Ridge empowers, educates and inspires girls and young women in 5th through 12th grades.
Both a day and boarding school, Forest Ridge is the only Sacred Heart school in the Pacific Northwest.
We are a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school, and a recognized pioneer in all-girls' middle school and high school education.
Our students thrive in our rigorous, integrated global curriculum, and feel supported to take risks and challenge themselves to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 260 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,500
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling

Top Rankings

Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History
School Resources

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1907
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
260 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus, Chemistry, French, Spanish, US History
Average SAT score
1300
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Plaid skirt, khaki pants, polo shirts and sweater or sweatshirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes books, sports fees and uniforms, drama, middle school before- and after-school care.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Director
Elizabeth Ayer '06, Director of Enrollment Management
Admissions Associate
Sam Nicols '11
Endowment Size
$33 million

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School Notes

  • Founded in 1907, Forest Ridge - the Sacred Heart School of Seattle - is a Catholic, all-girls, independent, college-preparatory school serving students grades 5 through 12.
  • As a member of the worldwide Network of Sacred Heart Schools, we educate each student to the following goals: a personal and active faith in God; a deep respect for intellectual values; a social awareness which impels to action; the building of community as a Christian value; and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
  • It is the essence of a Sacred Heart school that it be deeply concerned for each student's total development: spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical.
  • Forest Ridge provides a challenging academic environment that embraces students of diverse cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • We develop confident young women who are responsible, creative and compassionate.
  • Our community strives to bring hope and justice to the world.
Profile last updated: 08/18/2021

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5  
Very intensive college prep course. competitive environment sometimes too much competitive. Generally, sport activities at high school were relatively limited.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 260 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,500
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling

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