Quest Forward Academy is an innovative private high school in the heart of Santa Rosa, California.
We equip students with valuable skills, bringing them closer to the real world and challenging them to find their place in it.
Quest Forward Academy students develop the mindset, habits and skills they need to succeed in any path they choose.
Beyond rigorous, project-based learning, they are prepared for their unique future in unprecedented ways: real-world internships; encouragement and flexibility to pursue their interests; life, career, and wellness coaching; years of support beyond graduation; and much more.
It all takes place in a kind, joyful, and inclusive environment thoughtfully designed for learning and personal growth.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 134 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 31 / rolling

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
134 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Quest Forward Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Rebecca S. Miller

School Notes

Students become ready for success in career and in life.
  • Our students are equipped for 2030s careers that may not yet exist.
  • Students are building an intentional set of skills (such as communication, collaboration, planning and achieving goals) for a successful future beyond school.
  • Mentors guide students one-on-one and in small groups, providing valuable feedback and ensuring continual growth and alignment to students' goals.
  • Students also develop the habits and self-awareness needed to confidently approach future learning, career, and life.
  • Students pursue a variety of electives, college-level courses, dual enrollment with higher education institutions, and student-organized clubs.
Students choose and own their Pathway.
  • Through our Pathways Program, high school students experience 4 full years of career-focused activities including service learning and goal-focused internships.
  • Through our Pathways Network, Quest Forward Academy graduates are supported for up to 6 years after graduation with personal coaching, networking, and events.

Students engage in learning because it's meaningful.
  • More choice, more control, and more responsibility. Students are empowered with the resources and support to drive their learning and pursue their interests.
  • They receive ongoing feedback from their mentors, who guide, motivate, inspire, and challenge students to reach their potential.

Students are encouraged to be who they are.
  • To truly grow, a safe and supportive environment is crucial to get right.
  • Students thrive in a joyful, kind, and inclusive community where they can discover, embrace, and become the best version of themselves.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 134 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 31 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Santa Rosa, CA is $10,534 for elementary schools and $17,566 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Rosa, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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