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:
- Rock Climbing
- Pollinator Garden
- Taste of History
- Ecology of Lake Tahoe
- Roman Theatre Revival
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:
- Special Effects in Photo and Video
- Finance: Adulting Skills for Life
- The "Art" of Public Art
- 15-Second Film
- Scuba Diving
- California Coast Biking - class and trip
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.