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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 Begins

    September 4th, 2018

  • Westminster Woods

    September 26th – 28th, 2018

  • Back to School Night

    [TBD] October 2018

  • Term 1 Ends

    October 27th, 2018

  • Term 2 Begins

    October 30th, 2018

  • Veterans Day

    November 12th, 2018

  • Thanksgiving Break

    November 21st – 23rd, 2018

  • Term 2 Ends

    December 21st, 2018

  • Winter Break

    December 24th – January 9th, 2019

  • Winter Intersession

    January 10th – 25th, 2019

  • Martin Luther King Day Holiday

    January 21st, 2019

  • Term 3 Begins

    January 28th, 2019

  • President's Day Holiday

    February 18th, 2019

  • Term 3 Ends

    March 22nd, 2019

  • Spring Break

    March 25th – 29th, 2019

  • Spring Intersession

    April 1st – 12th, 2019

  • Term 4 Begins

    April 15th, 2019

  • Memorial Day Holiday

    May 27th, 2019

  • Term 4 Ends

    June 7th, 2019

  • Graduation (Late afternoon)

    June 7th, 2019

  • Summer Break 1

    June 10th – 21st, 2019

  • Summer Term

    June 24th – July 26th, 2019

  • Independance Day Holiday

    July 4th, 2019

  • Summer Break 2

    July 29th – August 9th, 2019

  • School Begins (Term 1)

    August 12th, 2019

This schedule provides Quest Forward Academy with a great deal of flexibility to offer innovative programming to our students. The two and three week intersessions 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. Sixty 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 Friday to provide time for professional development of staff.

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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

Applications for the 2019-20 school year are now available. Apply Now

Early Decision Application Deadline is Monday, December 17, 2019
Candidates will be notified by January 25, 2019
Priority Decision Application Deadline is Tuesday, January 21, 2019
Candidates will be notified by March 15, 2019
Rolling Admissions: After January 21, 2019, applications will be considered on a space available basis.
Open Houses will occur on:
Thursday, December 13, 6:00-8:00PM. Register Here
Thursday, January 17, 6:00-8:00PM. Register Here
Please note that all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation should be submitted at the same time. Candidates may be requested to come in for an interview.

Questions about admissions, or to arrange a visit, please contact apply@questforward.academy or call (707) 733-6452.