We put an incredible amount of thought into choosing the right school for our 3 year old daughter. Our first choice was the Univ. of Chicago Lab School. But with only a 30% acceptance rate and us having to affiliation with the school, that was not to be. We looked at many local catholic schools, and
... Read more settled on FRA. In short, they have been wonderful. Our daughter fit in perfectly. The curriculum is age-appropriate and we can't believe the growth we have seen. She had never been apart from her mother until FRE. It went so well that we have gone from 3 days to 5 days per week. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/21/15
We have just enrolled our child into the Young Scholars program at FRA. I cannot believe the motivation and excitement that the teachers have. After day 2 my 3 year old came home saying Spanish words and actually knew what they meant. The Instagram photos posted help make us just as excited as my daughter
... Read more is everyday she comes home. If the last 2 weeks are any indication of what is to come I am so glad we enrolled her. THIS IS NOT A DAY CARE, it is a school. I agree with some of the comments on fund raising that it can be overwhelming especially for middle class parents but hopefully the cost will out weigh the costs, especially when it comes to education. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/26/14
I can not say enough about this school. I am not a contributor as stated below. My kids have had incredible success there and in high school as measured by the preparation FRA gave for high school. Mine are not babied. They are held accountable. This school is fantastic! Please start the high
... Read more school! The need is tremendous! As the public schools fall apart FRA just keeps getting better! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/13/14
The Teachers at Forest Ridge are amazing. They work one on one with the students and go above and beyond what is required for a teacher. Many parents who believe the children are babied need to understand most of the students at Forest Ridge are doing work above their grade level. Some students have
... Read more several grade levels higher than average. The children are pushed harder at an older age but it prepares them well for the workforce in the future. The fundraising is a little hard but it keep families close and well informed with the school and staff. Overall it is a good school and i believe it prepares the children well for high school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/12/14
I would agree that there is a double standard when it comes to grades. Students who have parents who are big donors are allowed to turn in work late and get higher grades. Also, how can you have administrators running around more concerned with events at their former places of employment and leading
... Read more the charge to oust the Head of that school. If I were the Head here I would be watching my back. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/16/13
Some of the teachers are wonderful and teach responsibility, accountability, and go beyond their job. Others allow kids to turn in assignments late, "fix grades", give extra credit, etc. Where is the accountability? If my child turns his assignment in on time, don't allow the kid who was lazy and mom
... Read more is upset by a bad/no grade to nag you into changing the grade! My child worked hard and sacrificed to turn his work in on time. I know some of my son s classmates have received grades on report cards that are questionable. Hmmm....the quality of a teacher does not always equal the grades of the students. Most of the children are great but some are lazy and irresponsible. Help them by making them accountable! Otherwise, class sizes are wonderful and class trips are nice. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/26/13
I have looked and looked for a great school for my children and I finally found it!!! The teachers have such a passion for teaching and that excitement rubs off the students. The family atmosphere creates a wonderful environment for learning. When you walk through the front doors you feel how special
... Read more the school is immediately! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/14/12
The small classes, high standards, and caring faculty provide a safe and positive learning atmosphere. The academics are exciting and my children are loving the journey!!!!
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Posted by a parent on 03/13/12
I completely disagree with the post from January 24. My children have received an excellent education through all grades at Forest Ridge. Teachers have been completely honest with me regarding my children's progress and I have had no surprises! My children are not superior intellectually and the teachers
... Read more all gave a huge amount of effort into seeing them succeed. As a result, my children all know how to work hard and follow through on their tasks. I owe a lot to the school for the wonderful education my children all received. I still support this school and will for the rest of my life. I believe in their efforts and everything they stand for. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/13/12
My daughter attended FRA a few years ago. Although, my daughter received high markings, I feel it was only because of the extra help she received outside of school. They rarely give low grades, even if deserved, which may help the child's self esteem but does not accurately measure where they are at
... Read more academically. The fundraising is ridiculous and an embarrassment. You pay for the small class size and technology. Instead of teaching responsibility and accountability, I found the teachers baby the students by sometimes letting low grades slide or even changing grades because it has a poor reflection on the teachers and school. , I would not recommend this school....especially after the 3rd grade Read less
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Schererville schools — Forest Ridge Academy is located at 7300 Forest Ridge Dr, Schererville IN 46375. 7300 Forest Ridge Dr is in the 46375 ZIP code in Schererville, IN Forest Ridge Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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