Sage Hill School

20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA 92657-0926
Tel: (949)219-0100
Grades: 9-12 | 518 students
We inspire our students a love of knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge creatively, compassionately and courageously throughout their lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 518 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
54%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Sage Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
51%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 31 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Accelerated Alegbra II, Accelerated Biology, Accelerated Chemistry, Accelerated Chinese IV, Accelerated English III, Accelerated French IV, Accelerated Latin IV, Accelerated Precalculus, Accelerated Precalculus/Calc A, Accelerated Spanish III, Advanced Topics in Mathematics, AP American Government, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History, AP World History, Multivariable Calculus, Scientific Research
Average SAT score 1994
Average ACT score 29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $35,960
Tuition Notes Estimated additional $1,600 - $3,000 for books, supplies and activities.
% on Financial Aid
13%
Average Financial Aid Grant $31,193
Admissions Director Elaine J. Mijalis-Kahn
Admissions Associate Christine Ramadan

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
EquestrianFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 56 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Decathalon, Amnesty International, Animal Rights Club, Car Enthusiasts of Sage Hill, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Christian Club, Dance Team, Debate, Do Something, Food, Film, Culture and Conversation, Freshman Investing 101, Future Business Leaders of America, Gay Straight Alliance, Go Ocean, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Classical League (JCL), Junior State of America, Leap of Faith: Opportunity to Dance, Lightning Literature, Math Club, McDonald McBake Program, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Modern Media in Me, Molecular Gastronemy Club, Muslim Student Association, National History Club, Over 50 clubs offered each year., Photography, Physics Club, Poetry Club, Publications, Reachout Foundation, SAME IDEA, Sage Hill Robotics, Sage Hill Scholar Society, Sage Hill Software Development Club, Sage Hill Student Store, Science Investigation, Science Olympiad, Shock Media, Ski Club, Smash at Sage, Solstice, Solving the Summer Learning Gap, Spirit Club, Star Wars, Struck Magazine, Surf Club, Technical Theatre Club, TedX Sage Hill, The Perspective, Theatre Club, Voting Involvement Association, Wings for Crossover Chess Club, Chinese Club, Christian Club, Dance Team, Debate, Do Something, Go Ocean, Math Club, Mock Trial, Photography, Physics Club, Poetry Club, Publications, SAME IDEA, Shock Media, Ski Club, Smash at Sage, Solstice, Spirit Club, Star Wars, Surf Club, TedX Sage Hill, Theatre Club, Academic Decathalon,
Amnesty International,
Animal Rights Club,
Car Enthusiasts of Sage Hill,
Food, Film, Culture and Conversation,
Freshman Investing 101,
Future Business Leaders of America,
Gay Straight Alliance,
Habitat for Humanity,
Junior Classical League (JCL),
Junior State of America,
Leap of Faith: Opportunity to Dance,
Lightning Literature,
McDonald McBake Program,
Model United Nations,
Modern Media in Me,
Molecular Gastronemy Club,
Muslim Student Association,
National History Club,
Over 50 clubs offered each year.,
Reachout Foundation,
Sage Hill Robotics,
Sage Hill Scholar Society,
Sage Hill Software Development Club,
Sage Hill Student Store,
Science Investigation,
Science Olympiad,
Solving the Summer Learning Gap,
Struck Magazine,
Technical Theatre Club,
The Perspective,
Voting Involvement Association,
Wings for Crossover,

School Notes

Sage Hill School`s commitment to academic excellence, outstanding college preparation, and a personal focus provides a transformative experience for our students.  We inspire a love of learning in our students and the ability to use that knowledge creatively, compassionately, and courageously throughout their lives. 

Situated on a beautiful thirty-acre, ocean-view campus in Newport Coast, California, Sage Hill School is Orange County`s premier non-profit, non-sectarian, independent college preparatory high school.  Our small classes, rigorous academic program, and extensive educational opportunities beyond the traditional classroom engage our students` passions and teach them to be lifelong learners and innovative leaders.    

  • Our broad curriculum also includes more than 30 accelerated/AP courses in every discipline, advanced elective offerings and opportunities for independent research.
  • Our average class size of 16 facilitates close relationships between students and our world-class faculty.
  • Our 40:1 student-to-college-counselor ratio ensures that each student receives highly personalized guidance to find the best college fit.
  • The 13,000 square foot Lisa Argyros and Family Science Center, opened in 2014, is designed to promote innovative teaching and learning in science.
  • Our state-of-the-art Studio at Sage Hill allows students to hone their crafts within seven different arts disciplines and offers exceptional space for student and professional performances.
  • Our nationally-recognized Service Learning Program is fully integrated within our curriculum and allows students to leverage their classroom experience to benefit the community beyond Sage Hill.
  • Our unique, year-end Spring at Sage program allows students to pursue their passions in intensive seminars, independent projects or through global travel.
  • School accreditations:  CAIS, NAIS, WASC, CASE. 
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