Our daughter has been at Forest Ridge since 5th grade. Each year that passes we find more and more reasons to be thankful for an all girls education. It's a happy and caring campus full of incredible young ladies that are excited about learning, friendships and all of the possibilities that the future holds. The teachers know our daughter inside and out. They are always available for the girls and parents through email, a phone call or to meet in person. They defiantly go the extra mile everyday! You will hear that Forest Ridge is where girls find their voice. That couldn't be truer. You will see girls trying things they have never tried before. You'll see the girls supporting each other. You'll see them advocating for themselves and you'll see a pure joy as they go through their day. The school also has an amazing food program, maybe the best in the entire nation! Chef Ron and his team have been recognized on a global level for the work they are doing. They buy organic from a local farmer and prepare amazing food everyday. Because of the on campus boarding school which provides a home for 28 international high school students, breakfast is served fresh everyday for whoever would like to come, parents included. There is also homemade food prepared fresh for the girls to purchase throughout the day. The options for healthy choices is limitless because of Chef Ron and his teams passion for great food. At the High school level, the college counselors are incredible. Their energy and excitement for what they do is infectious. The one on one attention for each girl, the partnership that begins in their freshen year and wraps up as a graduating senior is invaluable. The community is kind and the support of the alumni is impressive. Nothing in this world is perfect, but if your looking for a place where your daughter will be supported on every level to be the best she can be, parents are supported throughout the middle school and high school journey, Forest Ridge is the place for your family!
Forest Ridge is an excellent school, our older daughter was here for high school and our younger for middle and high school. Our older daughter will graduate from medical school shortly, and our younger was able to land a (I was surprised at how much they pay kids who just graduated) very nice job before she graduated from college. Both went to very good schools in southern California for college, and were accepted into the majority of schools they applied to. I'm not suggesting that their successes are fully due to Forest Ridge, but I do strongly believe in the Sacred Heart values in general have been a strong foundation, and the wise freedom & social justice have been important as well.
I am a mother of two girls at FR middle school. FR provides a supportive and serene environment conducive to learning. The teachers are very aware of each student's needs. The communication between the staff and parent is excellent. The school head is likable and inspiring. There are opportunities to donate money to be sure, but no arm twisting and social pressure to do so. The families are very nice in my experience. Every one of my interactions with teachers and staff over the past 3.5 years has been pleasant and positive. The staff really cares about the students. Some teachers are better than others, but overall the teaching is excellent. One of the best features of the middle school is the math program. There are four or five levels of math class for the grade so that each student is being challenged at the appropriate level. It seems that every girl has friends, even the socially awkward girls. It is unfortunate that so many girls leave the school for high school. I wish my girls would continue on at the school, but they are burned out on the all-girl environment.
I attend forest ridge. The teachers here are rude, and cruel, and don't care for the children. When frustrated they just stare at you when you cry. No support, no respect, this is the reason i'm leaving.
This school is good for different types of kids, some are definitally not meant for it, and some absoloutely love it. Highschool program is way better than middle school. High school teachers are funny, middle school teachers are rude.
Attending Forest Ridge was hands-down the best decision I ever made. As a FR student for all 8 years, I have seen many changes within the school, but always felt respected and valued as a member of the Forest Ridge community. As far as teachers go, you will not find a set of individuals who are more talented, engaging, and passionate about their areas of expertise than you will at this school. The faculty is what makes our school shine as well as what makes the experience worth every penny. Our teachers are not just there to preach a textbook, give a lecture, and assign homework. Rather, they are pillars who are eager to push their students to their fullest potential, all while instilling a deep passion for learning in every student. Do not underestimate the power of all-women's education. I highly recommend this school; you will not regret the decision.
Forest Ridge is great for everyone. When i first came here i was very shy and through my time here i have gotten a voice. At Forest Ridge i have learned that if i don't believe something is right to speak my voice.
I loved every day of my four years in high school at Forest Ridge! The preparation I recieved for college and life after high school was excellent. Teachers are THE BEST, academics and activities offered are wonderful. GO THERE!