After School Programs

Sage Ridge recognizes the need for meaningful and enriching activities after school.

Sage Ridge School is thrilled to offer two programs to our students after school: the Navigators Club and the Trailblazer Program. The programs are designed to support the academic mission of Sage Ridge, as well as enrich the lives of our Sage Ridge Scorpions. The after-school program has a schedule that allows students to complete homework, study for tests, catch up on missing work, and participate in an enrichment class. 

Our shared philosophy is that students who engage in these programs are more likely to develop positive attitudes towards school, achieve full academic potential, and become productive citizens. Students are encouraged to maintain a balance between their instructional studies, after-school activities, and other outside interests. Throughout the course of this school year, your child will have an opportunity to get involved in an array of clubs, volunteer opportunities, and recreational activities.

A peer mentorship component is another part of our after-school program. At Sage Ridge, we want to foster the friendships and relationships our students have with one another, across grade levels. Peer mentors will be used for homework, studying, and helping students stay organized.

The after-school program runs from 3:15PM until 6:00PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 2:15PM until 6:00PM on Wednesday. Students will have structured times for snacks, breaks, homework, and enrichment. The schedule allows ample time for our students to work on academic responsibilities as well as have fun exploring an enrichment class.

THE ROUNDUP
gathering with our Community.

Sage Ridge School offers a complimentary safe space for students to gather while waiting for after school pick up. The Roundup takes place in Room 114. Parents must pick up their children from Room 114 after 3:30 PM. Please use the side gate to the right of the main entrance. Students who remain unsupervised on campus after 3:30 PM will be directed to The Roundup. Students who remain unsupervised after 4:00 PM will be directed to the Navigators Club and parents will be billed $20. 

Navigators club

SAILING THE SEAS OF SCHOLARSHIP.

Sage Ridge School offers the Navigators Program for students and begins at 4:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 3:00 PM on Wednesdays and ends at 6 PM in Room 114. The cost is $20 a day. Please note that parents will be charged a fee of $15 for every 15 minute increment they are still at Navigators club after 6 PM. Students in Grades 3-8 must be in a supervised after-school activity or waiting in the Roundup by 3:30 p.m. each day. Students not in an after-school activity after 3:30 will be directed to the Roundup. Students not in activity who still have not been picked up by 4:00 PM will be directed to the Navigators Program at 4:00 PM and parents will be billed $20.

No registration needed. You can pay with a check to the front office (please put Navigators Club in the memo line) or you can call the Business Office to pay by credit card. You will receive an invoice at the end of the month for the days your child attended. If your child is participating in one of our activities through the Trailblazer Program, your child may also attend the Navigators Club for that day at no additional charge. Children grades 3-8 who are also participating in extracurricular activities outside of the After School Program will be directed to the Navigators Club if they are not picked up prior to 6:00 PM and parents will be billed $20. 

Upper School students have two choices after school. They may report to their supervised after-school activity by 3:30 p.m., or they may report to the Loft for studying.

the trailblazer program

COURAGE TO BLAZE NEW TRAILS.

Sage Ridge offers enrichment programs for a variety of grades including...

Sage Ridge School offers The Trailblazer Program, a variety of enrichment programs, for students in Grades 3-8 Monday through Friday. The Trailblazer Program includes the Navigators Club before and after their enrichment program. Enrichment programs must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the programming. Total prices per program are listed below. These programs are non-refundable. Please note that parents will be charged a fee for late pick-ups.

Students in Grades 3-8 must be in a supervised after-school activity or waiting in the Roundup by 3:30 PM. each day. Students not in an after-school activity after 3:30 PM will be directed to the Roundup. Students not in activity who still have not been picked up by 4:00 PM will be directed to the Navigators Program at 4:00 PM and parents will be billed $20. Enrichment programs are offered on a rotating basis quarterly and may include the same or different activities from the previous quarter. 

HOW TO PAY:

To pay for activities, please bring a check to the Front Office at Sage Ridge School or call the Business Office to pay by credit card the Thursday before your program starts. Please make the check out to Sage Ridge School with the program name(s) in the memo.

* Please note that these programs are nonrefundable.

Upper School students have two choices after school. They may report to their supervised after-school activity by 3:30 p.m., or they may report to the Loft for studying.

Weekly Schedule

Daily Schedule M, T, TH, F

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trailblazer programs

Programs offered for 2022 Fall Semester

The cost is $30 a day and includes The Trailblazer Program as well as Navigators Club before and after their enrichment program.

Yoga

This class helps our kids build skills they are expected to use yet are never taught. For example, children are supposed to know how to pay attention, when they’ve never been taught how to focus. They are expected to power down or power up their bodies and their minds when they’ve never been taught how to relax or build energy. They are expected to look inside and understand what matters most to them or how they’re feeling even though they’ve never been taught to connect to themselves to figure out what they most need in the moment. This class weaves the practice of mindfulness through all five elements to teach kids how to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives. Mindfulness is the practice of being present to our experience through the lens of kindness and curiosity.

Mountain Biking

The mountain biking program is run by Skiing is Believing. Students will learn and practice various riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also review important communication skills and trail etiquette to keep multi-use trails safe for every user.

At Skiing is Believing, we believe that sport and physical fitness have the capacity to change lives for the better, and more fundamentally, that movement is empowering in many ways. 

At first glance, our programs offer opportunities in physical activity and community service. Beyond the scheduled activities, we provide opportunities to engage in new activities and unique learning environments. Through the combination of play and positive community impact, campers are empowered to be confident, strong, humble, persevering, and uplifting individuals - and team members. The value of winning, perhaps more importantly, the value of losing, and other transferrable life skills can all be achieved through these means. 

​The character and personal development that sport can create is powerful. Skiing is Believing wants to ensure as many local children as possible benefit from the enduring power of a healthy, active, and engaged lifestyle. ​We will always do our best to provide local youth with the best opportunities for fun and personal growth. Double bonus if we help a child find their lifelong passion through sport and movement! 

Time: 3 PM-6 PM
Dates: 21 September - 11 November
(
9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2)
Recommended Age: 10+
Total Cost per child: $180

Fencing

Sage Ridge School will host a youth fencing program on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6p.m. The class will be taught by Sierra Blades Fencing Academy Master Benjamin Korn and will consist of group instruction, drills, fencing games, and sparring in a fun and nurturing environment. Students will learn basic safety and the rules of the game as well as the advance and retreat, lunge and more advanced footwork.  Offensive actions such as simple and compound attacks and defensive actions utilizing the most common parries will be explored. Tournament preparation, training techniques, and fencing strategy will be presented in an easy-to-understand format. Students will be able to learn either foil or epee. A limited amount of used gear will be available.

PROGRAM MEETS TWICE WEEKLY
Time: 4 PM- 6 PM
Dates: Starting 22 August - 24 October
(
8/22, 8/25, 8/29, 9/1, 9/8, 9/19, 9/22, 9/26, 9/29, 10/10, 10/13, 10/17, 10/20, 10/24, 10/27)
Recommended Age: 10+
Total Cost per child: $240

Chess Wizards

Chess Wizards offers fun, intellectual and challenging chess education and tournament experiences to children of all abilities and ages. Our chess instruction is held at participating schools, as well as park districts, churches, and chess clubs. We also offer private lessons, run scholastic tournaments, and hold chess camps in the summer. We believe learning should be fun! Kids play chess because it is fun, not because it ‘is good for their cognitive, social, and emotional development.’ Our students learn chess is fun on Day 1! In addition to lessons and traditional gameplay, we incorporate variations of chess games that build teamwork and foster a genuine enjoyment of a game over a thousand years old! 

Time: 4 PM- 5 PM
Dates: Starting 23 September - 16 December
(
9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16)
Recommended Age: 10+
Total Cost per child: $240

Challenge Island

Challenge Island is made up of an archipelago of proprietary islands with each island being built on a wholly unique, cross-curricular theme. Every island is home to a wide array of Challenge Island destinations, each featuring a set of exclusive engineering challenges based around the island’s central theme. Every week, our afterschool STEAM Teams dive into one of our 100’s of proprietary challenges using only a treasure chest full of low-tech supplies and their infinite imaginations.

Time: 4 PM- 5 PM
Dates: 24 August - 19 October
(
8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26)
Recommended Age: 8-11
Total Cost per Child: $240

Kidscape - Improv

This after-school improvisation class teaches skills that are practiced by professionals all over the world. Each session this class offers new games and skill sets. This class utilizes high-energy and professional applications that focus on the process of each student. This class includes a strong focus on a myriad of life skills which include: spontaneity, body control, playfulness, concentration, imagination, flexibility, positive thinking and increased confidence in communication. Improvisation, when taught correctly, sets up a safe and fun environment for a student to undergo self-directed learning, hone in on leadership skills and discover hidden talents.

Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00
Dates: 23 August - 18 October
(8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/20, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25)
Recommended Age: 9-11
Total Cost per Child: $240

Extracurriculars

Junior Classical League

Students start on the path towards independence in an environment emphasizing organization and self-reflection.

Speech & Debate

Sage Ridge teachers see Middle School as a rich and rewarding time of growth.

Performing Arts

Everything about our high school experience prepares students to excel in their college of choice.