To inspire passion and purpose through the joy of learning.
Sage Ridge School graduates curious and confident citizens who embrace rigorous scholarship, respect the dignity of individuals, choose integrity, embody courage, cultivate a compassionate community, and ultimately thrive in college and in our global society.
Students Enrolled in Grades 3-12
Average Class Size
every student has a dedicated laptop computer.
Athletic Teams for Grades 5-12
of Faculty have Advanced Degrees
Minimum hours of Community Service required for Graduation.
Week Trip Every Year for Outdoor Education
At a Glance:
Founded in 1997 and nestle on 40 acres in the Mount Rose foothills, it remains Northern Nevada's only independent, non-sectarian, co-educational college preparatory day school.
- 5 Value Pillars (Scholarship, Respect, Integrity, Courage, and Community) encapsulate the school's culture
- Educates 220+ students in grades 3 through 12
- A fully accredited member of the Northwestern Association of Independent Schools
- Active members of the National Association of Independent Schools, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Association for Advancement of International Education, National/Western Associations for College Admission Counseling, College Board, and Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association
- A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
#1 High School in Reno Area for STEM (Niche)
#1 Best College Prep Private School in Reno Area (Niche)
#1 Most Challenging High School in Northern Nevada (Challenge Index)
In the Top 1% of High Schools Nationally
Reno's Only Independent High School
Winner of 2021 Best Private School in Reno (Best of Reno by Reno Gazette Journal)
Students are enrolled in 8 classes at a time and 4 classes meet each day in a rotating block schedule. All students are also assigned an advisor and advisory group. Advisories meet weekly to work on social-emotional skills and bond as a group. Breaks/recess are given twice a day.
Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
- 62% of our high school students take Honors courses
- 50% of our high school students take AP courses
- 100% of students enrolled in an AP course sit for the AP exam
- Students must earn a 90 percent or higher grade in all their classes before being allowed to enroll in these courses
Students in the Class of 2020
Students received National Merit Scholarship recognition
Highest weighted GPA (6th Semester)
Mean weighted GPA (6th Semester)
Average Composite ACT Score
of Graduates Matriculate to College
|Departments||College Preparatory||Honors||High Honors|
|History (including Senior Seminar)||4.0||4.0||4.0|
Senior Thesis and Internship
|Sage Session (Grades 9-11)||0.75||0.75||0.75|
|Completion of/ un-weighted||25 Credits and 2.0 GPA||26 Credits and 3.2 GPA||27 Credits and 3.5 GPA|
Students start on the path towards independence in an environment emphasizing organization and self-reflection.
Sage Ridge teachers see Middle School as a rich and rewarding time of growth.
Everything about our high school experience prepares students to excel in their college of choice.