Head's Welcome

Hello and welcome!

As Interim Head of School at Sage Ridge, I've begun by assisting our Sage Ridge community in adopting our vision, “To Inspire Passion and Purpose through the Joy of Learning.” We are the only non-sectarian, non-profit independent school in Northern Nevada, and continue with your unwavering focus on academics, rooted in the mission-critical pillars of Scholarship, Respect, Integrity, Courage, and Community and we equip students with a solid foundation in liberal arts and STEAM disciplines. Our goal is to focus on offering each student the opportunity to grow as a whole child as they pursue opportunities to become leaders in our world. 

During my first month, I have celebrated with our academic and athletic teams, welcomed our large number of Grandfriends to campus, watched our students build innovative race cars using recycled materials, and admired the courage and talent of our students who performed at Coffeehouse. We have created the opportunity for our grades 3-5 students to audition for a Lower School show directed by Upper School students. In Middle School, we are launching a Prefecture group to amplify student voices, and we are looking forward to bringing back a Lower School and Middle School Hullabaloo event. We are also setting up some incredible speakers for monthly thought-provoking discussion opportunities for our Upper School students and creating a school choice.

There are so many exciting opportunities, events and initiatives coming up, and I know you’ll want to be a part. I want to thank you again for making me feel so welcome and assisting me to learn so much about the Sage Ridge community. This is an incredible learning environment for our children, and I am so appreciative for all your support. 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.”  Together we can make the difference for all our students here at Sage Ridge! 


Dr. Ginger Hovenic
Interim Head of School

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.


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