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At Sage Ridge School, we care about the whole child. Our mission and pillars define and guide the Sage Ridge experience. We are Reno, Nevada’s only non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school and we provide our students with world-class educational opportunities. Sage Ridge School is a fully accredited member of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

In 1996, community leaders, parents, and educators came together with a vision to augment the area’s educational opportunities by providing the first college preparatory school serving the Truckee Meadows. Those founders set forth the following goals:

  1. Challenge students through an integrated, core college prep curriculum
  2. Generate excitement for learning
  3. Foster self-discipline while nourishing self-confidence
  4. Emphasize and incorporate sound ethical and moral values in all that it does
  5. Encourage a sense of social responsibility
  6. Serve a diverse student population
  7. Provide adequate need-based financial assistance for qualified applicants
  8. Offer a wide range of extra and co-curricular activities
  9. Require a high standard of conduct
  10. Prepare students for subsequent academic challenges of the most rigorous nature 

The School opened its doors in 1998 to an enrollment of 99 students in Grades 6-8. Later, a high school was added and in 2003 Sage Ridge School graduated its first class. The School now offers middle school and high school, Grades 4-12 with a present enrollment of 232 students. Our students’ experiences are guided by our Mission Statement…

 “Sage Ridge School is committed to a traditional college preparatory curriculum for a diverse student body. The pursuit of excellence in academics, the arts, physical endeavor, and ethical behavior is emphasized in an environment nourished by the dynamic relationship between students and teachers. The school fosters self-expression, service, and a sense of community while encouraging students to think critically, communicate clearly, and pursue a lifelong passion for learning.”