Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart

Rigorous academic curriculum that calls students to go beyond the mastery of subjects to reach a deeper understanding of more than just what, but why. In our Upper School, students take only 3.5 classes at a time for 6 week terms in our mod schedule, deepening learning without sacrificing student social-emotional well-being.
Experiential learning elevates our students' curiosity, building confidence to explore outside of their comfort zones.
Dedicated, caring instructors engage students through a curriculum that combines proven, timeless methods and timely, exciting and engaging experiences.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 300 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $42,950
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
300 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
63%
State avg.: 32%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus, Chemistry, French, Spanish, US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Plaid skirt, khaki pants, polo shirts and sweater or sweatshirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 11
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes books, sports fees and uniforms, drama, middle school before- and after-school care.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Admissions Director
Elizabeth Ayer '06, Director of Enrollment Management
Admissions Associate
Sam Nicols '11
Endowment Size
$33 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Clubs

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama productions

School Notes

At Forest Ridge, our intentional approach to excellence in education inspires students to explore intellectually, spiritually and personally as they embrace challenge, feed their curiosity, build their confidence and prepare for a lifelong pursuit of much more than just success, but success with true meaning throughout their education, career and lifetime.

Our dynamic, challenging academic environment filled with immersive, experiential learning opportunities is designed to help students discover their own sense of purpose, while learning to regard the world both intellectually and spiritually, blending faith with logic, combining thoughtful reflection with energetic debate, and focusing on both individual wellbeing and the good of the global community.

At Forest Ridge, your daughter will not only discover her unique potential, but she will also see all the reasons why reaching it matters.

Cornerstones of our academic experience:
  • Rigorous academic curriculum that calls students to go beyond the mastery of subjects to reach a deeper understanding of more than just what, but why.
  • Experiential learning elevates our students' curiosity, building confidence to explore outside of their comfort zones.
  • Dedicated, caring instructors engage students through a curriculum that combines proven, timeless methods and timely, exciting and engaging experiences.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart cost?
Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart's tuition is approximately $42,950 for private students.
What sports does Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart offer?
Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart offers 13 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Washington for most sports offered.
What is Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart's ranking?
Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Highest percentage of students of color, Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Oldest founding date and Largest endowments.
When is the application deadline for Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart?
The application deadline for Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart is Jan. 11.
In what neighborhood is Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart located?
Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart is located in the Somerset neighborhood of Bellevue, WA.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
The quality of education I received at Forest Ridge far surpassed both my undergraduate and graduate schools. Attending Forest Ridge is an incredible privilege-for student of any religious background. This school has my highest recommendation!
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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 300 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $42,950
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Bellevue, WA is $22,110 for elementary schools and $26,904 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bellevue, WA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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