Our Curriculum

Human Ecology

Human Ecology, is the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between humans and their natural, social, and built environments. Quite simply, Human Ecology is the core of our academic program. It occupies the largest amount of time our students have on...READ MORE

The 7 Tasks of Adolescence

Adolescence is not a monolith. Rather, it is a series of developmental stages where students grow out of childhood and emerge into adulthood. Adolescence is the critical time when students are introduced to and begin to learn the skills that...READ MORE

Field Study

Each year, students at The Sage School spend five full weeks immersed in experiences designed to meet the objectives of The Seven Tasks of Adolescence. This means that if a student completes the entire 6-12 Field Study program at Sage,...READ MORE

Creativity Workshop & Independent Studies

Every Friday afternoon, students engage in either an activity that has taken on the name ‘Creativity Workshop’ or an independent study of their own design. The Creativity Workshop concept was developed to provide an opportunity for students to explore and...READ MORE

Sage School Curriculum Wellness


“Wellness” is the daily 45 minutes all students spend playing outside. The goals of the Wellness program are threefold: These objectives are what make Wellness an indispensable part of the daily curriculum and what distinguish Wellness from recess and from...READ MORE

Community Action & Partners

We schedule weekly, during-school community service activities for all band levels. This curricular piece provides the opportunity for the school to play an active role in the community, and for the students to develop meaningful relationships in the community. Working...READ MORE

Skills Blocks

While Human Ecology is the core of our student’s daily schedule, they spend the majority of the rest of their school day in Skills Courses. The students move through a Math Course, a Spanish Course, and a Writing and Literacy...READ MORE

Grade/Band Level Curriculum

The Sage School’s approach to curriculum development starts with the journey of adolescence itself. We believe that adolescents are engaged in a grand task- the task of identity formation itself. This is a period in one’s development where, in a...READ MORE