Apply to Sage Hill

Sage Hill School’s application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year was February 15.  We are now pre-screening applicants for grades 9-12 for our waitlist as any space becomes available. Please contact the Admission Office for details at or 949-219-1337.
The online application process is simple. When the online application is live, you will follow the instructions below:

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

  1. 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.)
  2. Fill out the online application, electronically sign and submit with the $100 application fee.
  3. After 48 hours (excluding weekends), log back into the application and upload your student's birth certificate.  
  4. Once the birth certificate has been reviewed and accepted, a new checklist item will appear which will allow you to select an interview date and time via the interactive interview scheduling calendar. 
  5. Schedule your student for the required Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Testing should be done as soon as possible but no later than January 31. It is the parent’s responsibility to get the test scheduled with the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The Sage Hill School code for the ISEE is 054282.
  6. 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
  7. 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 first week of March for all candidates who have completed the entire admission process by February 15. The entire admission process consists of an application, on-campus interview for the student, official test results from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), and official academic records and recommendations from the applicant’s school(s).
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 accept the following Visas:  F1, J1 or M1 which requires the school to issue the I-20 Visa.

Students who have not been enrolled continuously in a U.S. school, located in the United States, since the beginning of the 2018-2019 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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