Apply to Sage Hill

Sage Hill School is currently at full enrollment for grades 9-12 for the 2020-2021 school year.  We are no longer accepting applications for admission.  If you are interested in applying for the 2021-2022 school year, please submit an official inquiry here.
The online application process is simple. Just follow the instructions below
once the online application becomes available:
  1. Please click on the green button “Apply Online Here” to begin the online application process. (NOTE: The online application is not currently available, so this button will not work at this time.)
  2. For new families that have never applied, create a login username and password. (Families that have previously applied to Sage Hill School online can use their existing username and password.)
  3. Fill out the online application, electronically sign and submit with the $100 application fee.
  4. After 48 hours (excluding weekends), log back into the application and upload your student's birth certificate. For non U.S. citizens, please upload one of the following required documents with the birth certificate: Valid Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, OR Valid Visa (cannot be an F1, J1 or M1 status). Wait 24 hours (excluding weekends), then log back into the online application to complete the remaining checklist items in the Parent Portal.
  5. Select an interview date and time via the interactive interview scheduling calendar. Due to COVID-19, all interviews will be recorded and conducted via Zoom.
  6. Schedule your child for the required Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Testing between August 1 and January 31 is highly recommended. Please note that Sage Hill School is no longer a test site and it is the parent’s responsibility to get the test scheduled with the Educational Records Bureau (ERB).
  7. Forward the automatic request for your student's recommendation forms by entering an email address as appropriate: a) Current Principal or Counselor; b) Current English Teacher; c) Current Math Teacher
  8. Download, print and fill out the Parental Permission for Release of Students Records form. Follow the instructions on the form.
That’s it! You can always log back into your student's application to see your checklist and progress of the application.
Decisions will be announced the last week of February for all candidates who have completed the entire admission process by February 15.
If you have any questions regarding your student's application, please contact the Admission Office at 949-219-1337 or by e-mail to

Information for Non U.S. Citizens and U.S. Citizens Studying Abroad

Sage Hill School does not issue the I-20 Visa for international students.

Certain Visas can be accepted as long as they are NOT one of the following:  F-1, J-1 or M-1.

Students holding a current Permanent Resident Card/Green Card are eligible to apply if they meet the criteria below.

Students who have not been enrolled continuously in a U.S. school, located in the U.S., since the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year are not eligible to apply for admission until the Admission Office has received official testing results directly from one of the following English language tests:

For students applying for 9th grade:  

Refer to the iTEP website for the iTEP SLATE-Plus test and testing locations:

To receive an invitation to apply for admission to Sage Hill, the student must score a minimum of 5 in every category.  Students that do not have access to the iTEP Slate-Plus test can take the TOEFL.  The same minimum TOEFL score applies to applicants for grade 9.

For students applying for 10th - 12th grades:

Refer to the TOEFL website for the TOEFL iBT test:

To receive an invitation to apply, a total score of 94 with a minimum of 22 in the reading section is required.  Sage Hill School's institution code:  4366


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