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Sage Ridge School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $340,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

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Posted July 20, 2014

We enrolled our daughter at Sage Ridge for 7th grade and couldn't be more pleased with what she has learned this past year. What impressed us most was the breadth of the curriculum, the dedication of the teachers, and the spirit of the students. My husband and I are both professors, so we are very much aware of what is not being taught in the WCSD. What Sage Ridge kids are learning as early as seventh grade is how to be disciplined students, but also how to be curious and open and unafraid while wading into some deep waters in terms of core class content. Our daughter was challenged by each teacher but never in a way that felt discouraging. We also found the administration approachable and supportive. We will definitely consider Sage Ridge for high school once our daughter completes middle school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

I agree with the parent who said it used to be a wonderful school. While the teachers are excellent and have provided our child with so many wonderful things so many of these very teachers have been inexplicably let go and run out of town that one wonders what the motivations of those in charge really are. While in our experience the teachers (not all but most) are generous and thoroughly professional those in charge seem to be consumed with protecting themselves and their reputations. If we had to do it again we'd think very carefully given the current circumstances.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2014

Sage Ridge provides a traditional college preparatory experience. The quality of the instruction is outstanding. The faculty are caring, involved, and motivated to help your child rise to their potential, whatever that may be. My children have flourished here and I see them becoming active, interested, and engaged young adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

If you image yourself or your student going to to one of the most selective colleges in the country, then this is the place for you. Sage Ridge School is a school designed for students and parents who are looking for a place that asks everyone to strive for excellence. The teaching is top notch, and the teachers work hard to make sure every student is successful. Because the school's standards are so high, students are going to be required to work, but the payoff is fantastic results when it comes to college acceptances. If that sounds like you or your students, I highly recommend Sage Ridge School to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2014

Our experience at Sage Ridge has been an A+ so far. The level of teaching in a nurturing environment is outstanding. My child's English and Math skills have improved from good to superior. But most of all school is a joy to attend instead of boredom. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

I have a high school student at Sage Ridge and I could not be more enthusiastic about his curriculum to date. He attended Sage Ridge for middle school and we will be the first to admit there have been some rough times. Loosing an outstanding a headmaster was a severe blow and it made a mark on the school for a multi-year term. However, with our new headmaster who has been in place since July 2013, we have only seen positive movement on this campus. The teaching staff cares about their students, I mean, really care. They know how to reach out while teaching their specialty. Lab time, writing, music, the arts and a solid club and advisory network make this school exactly what we were looking for. We did not necessarily want a big school with a football team and cheerleading squad. We were looking for a small teacher-student ratio where students leave completely prepared for their future education. Do you desire the "large school experience" or do you want to purposely avoid the "large school experience?" You need to see for yourself and join a class during one of their open school days. Decide for yourself. We would not go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

My daughter is extremely critical of her teachers & school environment. She started last year & is thoroughly loving the school. She is truly thriving both socially & academically. SRS provides so many opportunities that are not available else where. The high school is extremely impressive from what I have observed. The teachers are very passionate about the students & their growth. In my opinion, the tuition is a bargain for what your child gets. I cannot emphasize enough the opportunities that are available at this school. The theatre program is amazing. Out of approximately 2200 applicants, SRS was one of 48 schools selected to participate in the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland - the largest arts festival in the world! The science program is also amazingly impressive. The labs have state of the art equipment that is simply not available at any other high schools in the area. The literature program there is also impressive. I have spoken with parents who have graduates from SRS & they all tell me that their children have been successful at their respective colleges & universities due to the education they received at SRS. Both the faculty & students are impressive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

Sage Ridge is a poor excuse for an actual school. The teachers are not so bad, but the whole experience is mediocre. If you are thinking about sending your kid to this school, and he/she is previously is from a public school, you might want to reconsider your decision. First of all the teachers are experienced, but they do not get on to your personal level so you can thoroughly understand the material that is being taught. Second off, the social life at this school is absolutely horrible. The most you'll get is 50 kids to a grade, and the majority (meaning 75%+) of the kids are very VERY wealthy, and the crowd is not very diverse. Trust me, if you're from a public school and you're going here, you will highly regret your decision. You will get along with a very small amount of people. But if your child has gone to private school his or her whole life, she will probably be used to the socially awkward scene, and extremely challenging academics. Although, I have to give SRS some credit. The English and P.E., are outstanding.


Posted January 14, 2013

A while ago it used to be excellent. Today it is being taken over by mediocrity, with some notable exceptions -- thus I'm still rating teacher quality with four stars. Parents and students beware: teachers may be laid off/ switched in the middle of the trimester with no exaplanation from the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

Truly disappointing. Asking for help outside of the norm throws the staff into a tizzy. New headmaster is rigid and narrow in scope. If you are already a straight A student you will do well but watch out if you learn in a non-traditional way. Very fragile egos abound. I am an educator and will not only NOT recommend this school to others but will be sure to dissuade any one who considers this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2011

I have two children at Sage Ridge and the curriculum and teachers are outstanding. I have a child in 9th grade who is doing work beyond my college experience. If your child goes to Sage Ridge High School, you can rest assured they will be beyond prepared for college. I also have a 6th grader and he will be well prepared for High School. It is a safe, friendly, environment and I highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

SRS is a wonderful school. The curriculum is top of the line. The faculty are dedicated and caring. My daughter has truly blossomed at the school and looks forward to attending every day. She has had many opportunities that she would not have had elsewhere. I cannot recommend it enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

I was truly amazed with the quality of Sage Ridge. I felt that my son was getting the quality of an education he could have gotten at an Ivy League University. He will attend there for his high school education.


Posted August 29, 2009

I am student at Sage Ridge for the last 5 years...in terms of education its the best in the area....it has a great graduation rate....most of the students attend great colleges and last year and the year before students were accepted to Stanford, Yale, Brown, and Harvard. The teachers are so helpful and the school is constantly improving...the extracurriculars are significantly improving...the only thing that I didn't enjoy was the small community which does make SRS unique and gives it a sense of community....
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2009

Hey, I am an alumni from last year. I go to a top 100 University in the country. I am also a major donor to Sage Ridge. I loved my education there. It is the best school in Northern Nevada. Opportunities were given to me to go anywhere in the Reno/Sparks area. I chose Sage Ridge. I dont have one regret. The education is amazing. The student/teacher ratio is small and personal. The 'quality' is amazing. If you dont believe me, then look at the college acceptance list from last year on www.sageridge.org Best school in Nothern Nevada. Sage Ridge made me a responsible scholar.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2009

I was truly disappointed with the quality of sage ridge. I felt that my son was not getting nearly the quality of an education he could have gotten at a public school. He no longer attends there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

I like SRS because of the student:teacher ratio
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2007

Sage Ridge School is an amazing oppurtunity for students from 5th grade up to 12th grade. With small size and personal teacher relationships, I feel like I can approach a teacher not only as a mentor, but as a friend. I love talking to the teachers and my peers are basically my family. I also feel like Sage Ridge is mainly known for its curriculum which is amazing. In 10th grade I was reading college level books (even some in ninth grade)! Books my friends read as seniors I had already read in middle school. This is not a chance to brag; however, I think it's important when considering schools, to consider how rigorous the academics are. Anybody can do well in a class with little homework and easy assignments. At Sage Ridge, I'm forced to push myself and work hard to earn my grades.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2007

All-Star faculty and administration. Diverse curriculum with vast opportunities. High standards but outstanding faculty raises student's performance. Code of conduct embraced by all students and faculty. Somewhat limited athletic opportunities due to size but excellent physical education program/teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

The academics are rigorous. The standards are very high, as well. The arts and physical education program are great! Every child is required to participate in something extracurricular, whether sports or drama. The small environment is great!
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Hispanic 2% 40%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
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  • Cross country
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2515 Crossbow Court
Reno, NV 89511
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