Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1907
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students260 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 24%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus, Chemistry, French, Spanish, US History
Average SAT score1300
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Plaid skirt, khaki pants, polo shirts and sweater or sweatshirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$36,500
Tuition NotesTuition includes books, sports fees and uniforms, drama, middle school before- and after-school care.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions DirectorElizabeth Ayer '06, Director of Enrollment Management
Admissions AssociateSam Nicols '11
Endowment Size$33 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfKayaking,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Volleyball

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.

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Very intensive college prep course. competitive environment sometimes too much competitive. Generally, sport activities at high school were relatively limited.
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