Academic Year Calendar

The academic year consists of four eight-week terms, a two-week Fall intersession, a three-week Winter intersession, and a two-week Spring intersession. A five-week summer term is also offered.

Calendar for 2018-2019

  • Term 1:

    8/13 to 10/4

  • Fall Intersession

    10/7 to 10/18

  • Term 2:

    10/21 to 12/18

  • Winter Break

    12/19 to 1/5

  • Winter Intersession

    1/6 to 1/24

  • Term 3:

    1/27 to 3/20

  • Spring Intersession:

    3/23 to 4/3

  • Spring Break

    4/4 to 4/12

  • Term 4:

    4/13 to 6/5

  • Summer Break:

    6/6 to 6/21

  • Summer Term:

    6/22 to 7/24

  • Summer Break #2:

    7/25 to 8/11

This schedule provides Quest Forward Academy with a great deal of flexibility to offer innovative programming to our students. The two and three week intercessions provide opportunities for intensive work in electives or travel or independent projects, and provide students with a change of pace from the core academic content. The summer session will continue to provide students with an opportunity to catch up in courses and will also provide new opportunities for service learning and internships, as well as a chance to do project work and electives.


The School Day

Doors open at 8:00AM. Class begins at 9:00AM. Between 8:00AM and 9:00AM students can get to work on projects or grab breakfast and get ready for the day. Doors close at 4:30PM 60 minutes of the day are devoted to electives and project work and allow students to receive additional support. During regular terms school lets out after morning classes every other week to provide time for professional development of staff.

Flexibility Beyond the School Day

Quest Forward Academy allows students who are in good standing to take time away from the academy to engage in alternative learning activities including internships and travel. This flexibility not only allows for travel absence but it also allows students who live further away from Quest Forward Academy to arrange to attend school on a three-day a week model working from home on the other days. Students wishing to do this must receive permission from their mentors and the Quest Forward Academy Director, and must demonstrate that they are continuing to make progress in their learning.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for 2018-19 is $14,950. The tuition for 2019-20 will be set in December 2018.

Ricketts Family Scholarships

The Ricketts Family Scholarships are substantial/full scholarships offered to students with significant financial need and the drive and determination to pursue academic and career success.


Admissions Schedule

Quest Forward Academy accepts applications on a rolling basis. Students can expect a decision within ten days after a complete application has been submitted. Expedited application review is available upon request. Our Next Open House will occur on
Thursday, November 8th, 2018 (Link).

Questions about admissions, or to arrange a visit, please contact apply@questforward.academy