College

Upon graduating, Sage School alumni enter a world full of possibilities, and our curriculum is intentionally designed (through field studies, community action, authentic assessment, and more) to expose students to the wealth and diversity of ways to spend one’s adult life in productive and fulfilling ways.

The Sage School is staffed by college and graduate degree holders, and we feel strongly that attending and graduating from college is the best way to transition into adult life while keeping open the greatest number of possibilities for that life to come. Therefore, we take seriously our preparation of students for the important tasks of identifying the right colleges or universities for them, gaining admission to those schools, and then succeeding once they arrive there.

Ideally, one cannot distinguish between an engaged, curious, hardworking Sage School student and a highly qualified, unique, and attractive college applicant. Engaging fully and actively with our curriculum is the way to acquire the skills and attributes that colleges are looking for in their students (See more about this in the accompanying document, The Approach to Sage).

Our approach is both holistic (both colleges and The Sage School want most for students to realize their full potential as individuals) and targeted: we go on college tours with 10th and 11th graders, students take the PSAT multiple times and have the option of an ACT/SAT prep class, and seniors meets weekly with our College Counselor for two hours throughout the fall of their senior year. The needs and desires of each student and family are considered in a collaborative process that sets up students for the next (exciting) chapter of their lives.

As of June, 2015, our graduates have been accepted to the following colleges and universities:

Alfred University
Boise State University
College of Southern Idaho
Colorado State University
Cornish College of the Arts
Denver University
Emily Carr Univ. of Art & Design
Evergreen State College
Ferris State University
Fort Lewis College
Gonzaga University
Idaho State University
Montana State University
Oregon Coll. of Art & Craft
Oregon State University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Prescott College
Quest University
Rhode Island School of Design
Suffolk University
University of Montana-Western
University of Utah
Utah State University
Westminster College Salt Lake City
Western State Colorado University
University of Puget Sound

Our graduates have matriculated at the following colleges and universities:

Alfred University
Boise State University
Denver University
Rhode Island School of Design
Quest University
Evergreen State College
Ferris State University
Suffolk University
Prescott College
University of Puget Sound
Idaho State University
Fort Lewis College
College of Southern Idaho
Utah State University
Oregon College of Art & Craft
Oregon State University