Admissions | Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa


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Valerie Carpenter
Call: 707-733-6452

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Valerie Carpenter, a staff member at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

Valerie Carpenter

Director of Recruitment

Greetings from beautiful Santa Rosa, CA!

We are beyond excited that you have chosen to visit our site and learn more about the Quest Forward Academy community. Our students enjoy being a part of a community where everyone can be who they want to be, all while learning in a hands-on environment. The support of our staff makes coming to school engaging and practical. We welcome you to our campus for a visit so you can see for yourself!

Feel free to get in touch to learn more about virtual Open Houses, the admissions process, or to schedule a virtual tour. I look forward to meeting you!

Valerie Carpenter
Director of Recruitment

Join Our 9th Grade Class This Fall

Our scholarship program ensures that all qualified students, regardless of finances, can attend Quest Forward Academy. Contact us to learn more.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Quest Forward Academy is an independent school, funded through tuition from parents, and through substantial grants from Joe Ricketts and his foundation, Opportunity Education.

We are committed to keeping our tuition as low as possible, and to ensuring robust financial aid support for students with limited financial circumstances.

Annual tuition at Quest Forward Academy for 2020-2021 is $16,950.

“The community at Quest Forward Academy helps foster positive peer relationships for students that gives me a sense of peace knowing that my kids are safe.”

— Parent at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

"I've noticed a major change in my child's attitude and grade. I believe Quest Forward Academy is a positive school for kids.”

— Parent at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

"'Mom, guess what we learned at school?!' I had NEVER heard this from my son until he attended QFA sophomore year. I now hear it regularly!"

— Parent at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

"My daughter has a sense of independence and enjoys the school environment at Quest Forward Academy."

— Parent at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

"More thoughtful, reflective, and happier than she was at public school."

— Parent at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

"I like the fact that the classrooms are smaller for more one on one with students and mentors."

— Parent at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

"Students are learning through discussions and engagement. They don’t feel they are 'being taught.'"

— Parent at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

"Supportive environment and low stress so my daughter can focus and perform her best."

— Parent at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

$700k+ Awarded for the 2019-2020 School Year

Scholarships make it possible for all qualified students to attend regardless of finances.

Apply without worry.

All qualified students can attend.

The Ricketts Family Scholarships are substantial or full scholarships offered to students with significant financial need and the drive and determination to pursue academic and career success. Applications for the Ricketts Family Scholarship are submitted at the same time as the application for admission. Contact us to learn more.

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How to Apply

If you have not visited the Academy yet, we encourage you to attend an upcoming virtual Open House to learn more about our welcoming community and  

During this time, applicants are welcomed to join virtual Visit Days, where a student has the opportunity to attend classes. 

To complete an application to Quest Forward Academy:

  1. Complete this simple form.
  2. Follow an email link to complete the application and provide reference contacts.

A complete application requires:

  • Written responses to questions  
  • A transcript from the student’s current school
  • Two recommendation forms

An interview may be requested of applicants, but is not required. Questions? Feel free to contact us.

2020-2021 Academic Year

Important Dates

  • Early Decision Deadline: December 15
  • Announcements will be made by January 31.
  • Priority Decision Deadline: January 31
  • Announcements will be made by February 28.

Transfer applicants are welcome. Applications will be accepted and considered until available spots are filled. The application review process takes approximately three weeks.

Please contact us or call our Admissions Office at (707) 733-6452 if you have questions about Quest Forward Academy, your application, or if you require expedited review.

Get Started

Contact us to schedule your virtual tour today.

Visit Us Virtually

We encourage you to register to attend a virtual Open House or Visit Day to answer your remaining questions, and to see what Quest Forward Academy could be like for you and your family.

Schedule a virtual tour by contacting our admissions office at 707-733-6452 or by filling out the brief Contact Form.

Upcoming Events

One-on-One, On Your Schedule

Take a personalized tour when it’s convenient for you, and tailored to what you are most interested in learning about. Contact Valerie today to schedule.

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