The Mission of the Sage School
We honor adolescence as a critical developmental window for learning essential academic, cognitive, social, and emotional skills.
The Sage School creates a thriving environment for students through a challenging, authentic curriculum, centered on human ecology and engaging experiences designed specifically to promote self-awareness, community responsibility, and a sense of place.
To help create sustainable and thriving human and ecological communities.
The Components That Bring Our Mission & Vision to Life
The Sage School acknowledges this period of growth as the foundation for crucial development and learning.
The Sage School helps our students develop essential skills, including math, writing, Spanish, and more, so they are prepared for collegiate success and the world beyond.
The Sage School inspires students with curiosity and wonder, sparking their desire to learn and creating a trimester-long format that allows them the freedom and time to understand a topic within the encompassing lens of human ecology.
Students build the social and emotional skills to manage their own personal journeys through wellness, community meetings, mindfulness and self-assessment.
The Sage School immerses students in content, experiences, and assessments that yield relevant and meaningful application, empowering them to understand why what they are learning matters.
Our curriculum examines big topics as relationships, rather than as individual subjects, to help our students see the world as a web of complex relationships, rather than as discrete, unconnected disciplines.
Students develop an awareness of self through authentic curriculum field studies, wellness, and even clean up time.
Students develop and practice community responsibility through weekly Community Action, daily work within the school, Field Studies, and through the authentic curriculum.
Students spend five weeks per year developing their sense of space in our Field Studies program, while the other 30 weeks spent in the classroom help clarify and explore.