Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

4800 139th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
  • Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart educates young women to think critically, embrace challenges, model resilience, confront injustice, seek equality and lead globally in the pioneering spirit of our foundress.
  • Our graduates change the world. Seattle area private, Catholic & independent girls school for grades 5-12

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Forest Ridge SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-12, PG5-12
Grades Offered (Day)5-12, PGPre-K-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded19071910
Campus Size20 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment300 students313 students
% Students Boarding
10%
69%
Average SAT Score1342* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score28*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Tu- full dress uniform (plaid skirt, green sweater, white polo, green socks); M, W, Th - Uniform Options (khakis, polos, school sweatshirt, sweater); Friday- free dress)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$32 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$64,000$56,875
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,900$30,150
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$55,400$41,300
% Students on Financial Aid
32%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 11 / rollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsTara Waller
Rosanne Tomich (International)

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1016
SportsBallet, Basketball, Climbing, Dance, Golf, Orienteering, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

    Originally founded in Seattle in 1907 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart and currently located in Bellevue, Washington, Forest Ridge 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-girl high school and middle school education. Easily accessible from the nearby areas of Newcastle, Sammamish, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton & Woodinville, we're proud to welcome students from the Greater Seattle area, and from around Western Washington.  Forest Ridge graduates women who change the world.
  • A great strength of our school is the expertise and dedication of our faculty and staff. Student-focused, passionate, and innovating, they continually apply best practices and new thinking in Teaching and Learning to open wide the mind of each student in anticipation of the world they will fully join after graduation.
  • Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart accreditations: NWAIS, WFIS, Sacred Heart Network of Schools

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