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Academics

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

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  • For Lifelong Brilliance

Sage Hill’s small, seminar-style classes create a student-centered, discussion based learning environment. Students discover new areas of study that fascinate and inspire or delve into existing curiosities with renewed interest.

While mapping out your academic journey, our innovative curriculum provides you with flexibility and choice. The wealth of courses offered and the exciting electives across all disciplines cannot be found anywhere else. With more than 30 AP, accelerated, and post-AP courses, we offer ample opportunities for students to challenge themselves with college-level work.

Our academic program differentiates our students in the college admissions process and prepares them for what awaits in the future.

A World-Class Faculty

The deep commitment of experienced and caring teachers is one of Sage Hill’s greatest treasures. Scholars, writers, artists, and researchers in their own right, our skilled faculty love teaching and inspire that same devotion to learning in their students. They take the time to discover the right approach for each student; caring for the individual, giving the support and tools everyone needs to succeed. Our faculty help students grow through challenges, and develop self-confidence.

Beyond the Classroom

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  • Sage Center Designated

    Sage Center Designated courses ensure that our students keep pace with the changing world, and have the power, the confidence, and the skills to shape its future. Students  must successfully complete five Sage Center Designated Courses during their four-year journey to graduation. A Sage Center Designated Course is one that intentionally incorporates the six core competencies (Character, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Cross-Cultural Competency, collectively known as the Six Cs) into its academic curricula, student expectations and teacher assessment strategy.
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  • Sage Connected

    Sage Connected courses expand the classroom beyond the physical campus to create a collaborative learning environment. Students connect to their teachers and peers through customized online interactions, frequent in-person meetings and individualized instructor feedback. Sage Connected courses occur outside of the typical school day, giving students flexibility to learn in blocks of time that work for them.

Graduation Requirements

Students are eligible for a Sage Hill diploma when they have completed, with satisfactory grades, the following coursework over four years:
  • English - 4 years
  • History and Social Studies - 3 consecutive years through U.S. History or AP U.S. History
  • Mathematics - 3 consecutive years through Algebra II
  • Science - 3 years laboratory science
  • World Languages - 3 years through Level III
  • Arts - 2 years
  • Physical Health - 3 years
  • Spring at Sage - 4 years
  • Service Learning - 4 years
  • Sage Center Designated - 4 courses

Sage Hill School

Sage Hill School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other School administered programs.