Sage Hill School

20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA 92657-0926
     Tel: (949)219-0100
Grades: 9 - 12 | 509 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 States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 509 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 54%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Sage Hill School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 55%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 32 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 Spanish III, Accelerated Trigonometry/Calculus AB, 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 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 1991
Average ACT score 29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $33,310
Tuition Notes Estimated additional $1,600 - $3,000 for books, supplies and activities.
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $28,663
Admissions Director Elaine J. Mijalis-Kahn
Admissions Associate Christine Ramadan


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,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 63 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Animal Awareness Club, Archery Club, Auto Appreciation Club, Beads of Courage, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Christian Club, Clothes for Kids, Club Med, Colby's Double Play, Computer Gaming Club, Debate Team, Doodle Wall, Dye for Cancer, Environmental Club, Envision at Sage, FC Sage, Fashion Club, Flash Mob Club, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Gay Straight Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Harry Potter Club, Helping Paws, High Voltage, Investment Club, Jam Club, Japan Club, Jazz Club, Jazz Club, Junior Pearls, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Krochet Kids, Law Club, Math Club, Model United Nations, Multicultural Club, Music Production Club, Never Give Up, Nintendo Club, One World One Ocean, One for All Club, Operation Smile, Pink Ribbon Club, Raise Awareness of the Deaf, Reachout Foundation, Red Cross Blood Drive, Red Cross Club, Rotary Club, Sage Hill Strings, Sage Hill Surf Program, Serve, She's the First, Skateboarding Club, Ski Club, Society of Bookworms, Suit Up Club, Table Tennis Club, Tech Crew, Tetris Club, Trebuchet Club, World Domination Club Archery Club, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Christian Club, Club Med, Debate Team, Doodle Wall, Dye for Cancer, FC Sage, Fashion Club, Flash Mob Club, French Club, Helping Paws, High Voltage, Jam Club, Japan Club, Jazz Club, Jazz Club, Junior Pearls, Krochet Kids, Law Club, Math Club, Never Give Up, Nintendo Club, Red Cross Club, Rotary Club, Serve, Ski Club, Suit Up Club, Tech Crew, Tetris Club, Trebuchet Club, Animal Awareness Club,
Auto Appreciation Club,
Beads of Courage,
Clothes for Kids,
Colby's Double Play,
Computer Gaming Club,
Environmental Club,
Envision at Sage,
Future Business Leaders of America,
Gay Straight Alliance,
Habitat for Humanity,
Harry Potter Club,
Investment Club,
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,
Model United Nations,
Multicultural Club,
Music Production Club,
One World One Ocean,
One for All Club,
Operation Smile,
Pink Ribbon Club,
Raise Awareness of the Deaf,
Reachout Foundation,
Red Cross Blood Drive,
Sage Hill Strings,
Sage Hill Surf Program,
She's the First,
Skateboarding Club,
Society of Bookworms,
Table Tennis Club,
World Domination Club,

School Notes:

Sage Hill School’s commitment to academic excellence, outstanding college preparation, and unwavering dedication to a public purpose 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 32 accelerated/AP courses in every discipline, advanced elective offerings and opportunities for independent research.
  • Our average class size of 16 facilitates close relationships with our world-class faculty.
  • Our 39:1 student-to-college-counselor ratio ensures that each student receives highly personalized guidance to find the best college fit.
  • 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 Experiences.
  • A new 13,000 square foot science center will open in fall of 2014.

  • School accreditations:  CAIS, NAIS, WASC, CASE. 

Profile last updated: 07/31/2014

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The nearest high school is Tarbut V'torah Community Day School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Harbor Day School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Newport Coast Preschool (3.8 miles away)
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