Giving Overview


Independent education plays a distinctive role in Reno, Nevada, guiding our young people as they strive to reach their highest potential. Sage Ridge School will continue to be central to this task. We are Reno's only non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school and are fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools.

Since its founding, Sage Ridge School has operated as a not-for-profit charitable organization. Now incorporated under federal and state laws as a 501c (3) tax exempt organization, Sage Ridge School receives no federal or state government funding.

Like almost all independent schools, SRS must rely on charitable contributions from the school community in order to enhance the educational experience, fulfill our mission to provide a top-flight college preparatory program, and maintain flexibility in the operating budget. All donations to SRS are welcome, appreciated, and tax-deductible.

Please take some time to review the following pages to learn more about the unique role that philanthropy and volunteerism plays at our school.

Types of Gifts

What is Advancement?

The Advancement team is responsible for many areas of school life that are often designated as external relations. These areas include marketing, communications, enrollment, alumni relations, special events and, of course, fundraising.

Meet the Advancement Team

Stéphany Apollon

Stéphany Apollon

Director of Enrollment Management

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.