Fast Facts

Our Vision:

To inspire passion and purpose through the joy of learning.

Our Mission:

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.


Whole School


Students Enrolled in Grades 3-12


Average Class Size


Laptop Program:
every student has a dedicated laptop computer.


Athletic Teams for Grades 5-12


of Faculty have Advanced Degrees


Average Years of Teaching Experience


Minimum hours of Community Service required for Graduation.


Week Trip Every Year for Outdoor Education

College Ready

Each year our graduating seniors matriculate at a wide range of best-fit colleges and universities across the country.

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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)

Our Schedule:

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. 

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Class of 2021


Students in the Class of 2020


Students received National Merit Scholarship recognition


Highest weighted GPA (6th Semester)


Mean weighted GPA (6th Semester)


Mean Total SAT Score


Average Composite ACT Score


Graduation Rate


of Graduates Matriculate to College

Diploma Pathways

Departments College Preparatory Honors High Honors
English 4.0 4.0 4.0
History (including Senior Seminar) 4.0 4.0 4.0
Math 3.0 4.0 4.0
Science 3.0 3.0 3.0
Foreign Language 3.0 3.0 4.0
Fine Arts 1.5 1.5 1.5
Electives 4.0 4.0 4.0
Freshman Seminar 0.5 0.5 0.5

Senior Thesis and Internship

1.25 1.25 1.25
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

High School Profile [PDF]

First page of the PDF file: 2022-23SRSProfile

This one-page profile is updated each October and is sent to all colleges with students' applications. This profile format is utilized by private schools across the country as a way to summarize our achievements and high standards of college preparedness. 

Lower School

Students start on the path towards independence in an environment emphasizing organization and self-reflection.

Middle School

Sage Ridge teachers see Middle School as a rich and rewarding time of growth.

Upper School

Everything about our high school experience prepares students to excel in their college of choice.