Head's Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Sage Ridge community!

The 2023-2024 academic year marks our 25th anniversary, a significant milestone that underscores the enduring legacy of our mission to graduate 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.  As our community continues to grow, welcoming new families and expanding our already spectacular learning and extracurricular facilities, we remain committed to the five pillars Sage Ridge was founded on in 1998: Scholarship, Respect, Integrity, Courage and Community. 

Sage Ridge is Reno’s only non-sectarian, independent, and college preparatory day school serving grades 3-12, and it is our vision to inspire passion and purpose through the joy of learning.  Academic excellence at Sage Ridge is built on a solid foundation in liberal arts and STEAM disciplines, and we develop each student as a whole child to fulfill his or her highest potential.

There are so many exciting opportunities, events and initiatives at Sage Ridge School, and I encourage you to explore and join our incredible learning community.  Afterall, there is no greater gift for a child than an excellent education.  The ability to think critically and creatively, combined with a love of lifelong learning, enables students’ success no matter their eventual life path.  

As Margaret Mead put it, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”  This is how Sage Ridge was founded, by a handful of families who imagined a school for any student from any family committed to learning.  Twenty-five years later, this is the ethos we continue to live by as we come together to advance and prepare our students.  

Dr. Ginger Hovenic
Head of School