Sage Session

Every May, Sage Ridge students experience Sage Session, a two-week period when students participate in elective and enrichment classes taught by Sage Ridge faculty. These courses enhance the students’ academic experience and our core curriculum. During Sage Session:

  • Students are able to learn from faculty from whom they may not normally have class
  • Students are able to choose their courses based on their interests
  • Students have a chance to hone learning skills in a new and dynamic environment
  • Students get to see teachers excited about teaching a course in which they have an outside interest
  • Teachers have an opportunity to share their knowledge and skills about a subject they might not typically teach at SRS

Lower and Middle Schools

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 continue with their core curricular work in the morning and take two Sage Session classes in the afternoons. Grades 6-8 students take four classes, each lasting an hour and a half.

Examples of Lower and Middle School Sage Sessions include the following:

  • Engineering and Design with Robots
  • Ballet and Musical Theater Jazz
  • It's All Greek to Me! 
  • ¡Amamos el Arte! (We Love Art!)
  • History of Pirates
  • Game Theory 
  • Adapting to Climate Change 
  • Creating a Video Game 
  • Sieges of History 
  • Up, Up, and Away Aviation 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Inside Out: Meeting our Emotions Through Mindfulness
  • The Pony Express
  • Math Lab Fun
  • Creative Dance 
  • Physics of Flight
  • Nature's Playgrounds: National Parks 
  • Arts and Crafts Around the World

Upper School

In the Upper School, students enroll in two Sage Session classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, or one full-day session.

Examples of Upper School Sage Sessions include the following:

  • Stocks, Bonds, Options and Investments
  • What the Art? An Exploratory Guide to Nevada Arts and Culture 
  • Taylor Swift: Cultural Icon
  • Kitchen Novice Chronicles: From Culinary Kindergarten to Gourmet Grad! 
  • Wildflowers of Nevada 
  • Muscle & Flow 

Alternately, students in grades 8-11 have the opportunity to participate in a travel and learn abroad Sage Session, which provides participating students with an incredible opportunity to see the world, learn through travel and develop a global perspective. Sage Session is mandatory for all students and is an Upper School graduation requirement.