We now have almost 300 alumni scattered across the globe. These young leaders are thoroughly engaged in using their hearts and minds to impact the world around them. They make us proud.
"Sage Ridge provided me with a foundation of knowledge and a network of friendships from which I continue to benefit to this day. I will forever be grateful to the faculty, staff, and students of Sage Ridge for everything they have given me."
Mat Trachok (SRS '05, Yale '09, Harvard Law School '12, Senior Associate at WilmerHale)
"Sage Ridge School gave me the space to engage with curiosity. I learned to lead with curiosity instead of certainly. The start-up culture of the school taught me that if I don't know how to do something, I can figure it out, and this has been invaluable in my career."
Kristan Brown (SRS '05, Whitman College '09, MFA at Rutgers '13, Studio Manager at Terry Knickerbocker Studio in Brooklyn)
“My SRS education has played a role in my academic success in college and even in winning the Truman. Teachers like Dr. McGann and Mr. Sloyan worked wonders in terms of improving my writing skills, and I have no doubt that my Truman application stood out because of what they taught me.”
Carla Ramazan (SRS ‘17, University of Texas-Dallas '21, Truman Scholar)
- How did Sage Ridge help prepare you for college? What lessons have been most helpful?
- What were you looking for in a school when you were applying? What advice do you have for those who are trying to choose a college?
- What surprised you about college?
- What are some ways you recommend coping with going away to college?
- What made you realize your major was right for you? How did you realize what you wanted to study?
- Other Advice:
This wisdom & advice was shared with current students by some of our recent grads at our annual Young Grads Return event in January 2019.
Our speakers were:
- David Newman ('15) attends Haverford majoring in Economics with a minor in Statistics.
- Sergio Lopez ('15) attends University of Redlands majoring in Political Science.
- Audrey Thompson ('16) attends University of California, Berkeley majoring in Computer Science.
- Madeeha Sheriff ('17) attends Cal State, Fullerton majoring in Biology.
- Vivian Tao ('17) attends Tufts University majoring in Biopsychology.
Sage Ridge School graduates find success in a wide range of endeavors, and SRS alum Ross Wylde who graduated in 2018, has begun to make serious waves in the music industry. Ross, a former SRS Student President and recent graduate of UC Santa Clara, was recently featured in Santa Clara Magazine.
Caleb Briggs, who graduated from Sage Ridge School in 2021, has recently contracted with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to publish a book based off of the senior thesis he wrote during his time here. Part 1 of the book is essentially his senior thesis. Part 2 is written by his father, Rex Briggs, and includes business use cases that Rex developed based on Caleb’s theories about AI’s strengths and weaknesses.
On Friday, January 20, Sage Ridge staff and faculty members Dr. Carol Smith-Nichols, Elizabeth Kenney, and Paul Dolan joined current parent Ryan Krebbs for a tour of the facilities at the Desert Research Institute which included meeting up with alum Dr. Nathan Chellman ('08)who currently works there. Hosted by the STEM Education Program Manager at DRI, the visit included tours of the Environmental Analysis Lab, the Trace Chemistry/Ice Core Laboratory, the Organic Analytical Lab, and the Green Box Lab and discussions with the scientists who run those labs.
Stuart Hayes graduated from Sage Ridge School in 2017 and moved on to Dartmouth College. When he entered Dartmouth College, he planned to study mechanical engineering as he greatly enjoyed the Robotics club and math/physics courses he had taken at Sage Ridge. He graduated from the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in November 2022, officially earning the distinction of Second Lieutenant and is currently at The Basic School in Quantico.
We are excited to announce that Alex Power ('22), who is now swimming D1 at Cal Poly, and Zach Power ('25) were both named to the Swim Scholastic All-American team for 2021-22!
Amelie Harvey, Sage Ridge School Class of 2021, is going into her sophomore year at UC Santa Cruz and stopped by the campus a few weeks ago to visit. A little over a month ago, Amelie competed in the National American Miss Pageant and was named Miss Nevada Teen!
Last week, Carla Ramazan '17, came back to visit the Sage Ridge campus. She recently graduated from UT Dallas this past May and shared her story with us about her time at Sage Ridge and how it prepared her for college. She is currently taking a gap year and hoping to go to Law School!
Submitted by alumni, faculty and staff
A day in the life of John Dewald ('13), president and co-founder of Full Belly Brasil
Entrepreneur David Hoffman ('05) reflects about his time at and after Sage Ridge and offers an insightful view into his life during the COVID-19 pandemic.