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:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Pollinator Garden
  • Taste of History
  • Ecology of Lake Tahoe
  • Roman Theatre Revival

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:

  • 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.