Admission

Welcome

Thank you for considering Sage Hill School

Our students come from more than 100 different local schools, all looking for a high school where they can thrive. The Sage Hill experience is a personal journey shaped by exploration, discovery, and challenge. We are more than a school -- Sage Hill is a close-knit community that embraces, nurtures, and celebrates each student’s unique point of view.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our admission events for the 2020-2021 school year will be held online. Please understand that while we would like to host you in person on our state-of-the-art campus, this difficult decision has been made for the health and safety of our current students, faculty and staff.

I invite you to explore our website, attend our virtual events and experience firsthand how the Sage Hill community inspires students to cultivate a love of knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge creatively, compassionately, and courageously throughout their lives.

Elaine Mijalis-Kahn
Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Apply to Sage Hill

Thank you for your interest in Sage Hill School for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The Admission Office has been accepting and processing applications since last October.  Decisions were announced for those students who completed the admission process by our February 15, 2021 deadline and we are now fully enrolled.  Please note, the application deadline for financial aid was February 22, 2021.  If you need financial assistance, please consider applying for the 2022-2023 academic year. 
 
Sage Hill School is pre-screening applicants for grades 9-12 during our rolling admission for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please contact the Admission Office for details via e-mail at admission@sagehillschool.org or call us at 949-219-1337.   

Attend an Event

List of 5 items.

  • Admission Open House

    Our Admission Open House is designed for candidates applying to grades 9-12 for the upcoming school year and their parents and is typically held in October.
  • Lightning Fridays

    Meet Sage Hill students and ask your questions!

    These virtual events are for current applicants for the 2021-2022 school year. By registering through the online application portal (see optional checklist), applicants will have the opportunity to join any or all of these Zoom calls during which they can interact with current Sage Hill School students.

    There are no Lightning Fridays scheduled at this time.
  • Parent Coffees

    Parent Coffees provide an opportunity for prospective parents and members of our community to learn more about Sage Hill in a small, informal setting. Grab your favorite morning beverage and meet Head of School Patricia Merz and Director of Admission and Financial Aid Elaine Mijalis-Kahn.

    All coffees begin at 10:30 AM, and online pre-registration is required. The Zoom sessions will include a live Q&A and are a great opportunity to ask your questions by taking turns unmuting yourself.  To avoid any technical difficulties, please ensure that you have downloaded the Zoom app well in advance and that you are in a place with a strong Wi-Fi connection. After you register, the Zoom link will be sent via email one day prior to the event. We look forward to seeing you there! 

    There are no Parent Coffees scheduled at this time.
  • Campus Tours

    While we are unable to invite you to visit the Sage Hill campus in person at this time, we have created an awesome 360-degree virtual campus tour, hosted by a Sage Hill alumna who shares some of her favorite Sage Hill experiences with you. Now you can explore our amazing campus from the comfort of your own home!

    Please use your fingers to swipe or the arrow controls in the upper left-hand corner of the video so that you can fully explore our buildings and beautiful open spaces.

    Click here now to explore Sage Hill School!
  • Shadow Days for Applicants

    In order to protect the health and safety of our current students, Shadow Days will not be available for prospective students at this time.

Contact Us

To contact the Admission Office, please email admission@sagehillschool.org.

Meet the Admission Office

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  • Photo of Elaine  Mijalis-Kahn

    Elaine  Mijalis-Kahn 

    Director of Admission and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Leyla Hanjan

    Leyla Hanjan 

    Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Tina McDaniel

    Tina McDaniel 

    Admission Coordinator
Sage Hill School was named the #1 Best Private High School in Orange County for 2021 by Niche.com.

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On Niche, Sage Hill currently has an overall grade of A+. It is also ranked #22 out of 408 private high schools in California.


Sage Hill does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and national origin in the administration of our policies and programs.

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