The Sage School

171 Mechanic St,
Foxboro, MA, 02035-0203
Tel: (508)543-9619
Grades: K - 9 | 171 students
The Sage School is a private, independent school dedicated to providing an educational program that serves the needs of academically gifted girls and boys ages 4 to 14 in the greater Boston and Providence areas.
The Sage School was founded under the basic premise that students should be permitted to learn at their instructional level with pace and depth matching their abilities, regardless of age.
Since its inception, Sage has been dedicated to serving the educational needs of children who demonstrate verbal and quantitative abilities above chronological age expectations.
It is well-documented in research and practice that such students greatly benefit academically, socially, and emotionally from grouping practices that allow them to learn with their intellectual peers with appropriately challenging and engaging curriculum.
Sage offers a rigorous academic program designed to match the academic instructional level, interests, and motivation of academically gifted students who may be beyond a typical age-defined curriculum.
We seek to create a safe environment and a stimulating and engaging learning experience for our students that balances chronological, developmental, and social/emotional growth with development of the intellect to successfully educate the whole child.
We also seek to prepare our students for success in secondary schools by honing their critical and independent thinking skills and helping them develop healthy work habits and task perseverance skills.
The Sage School community strives to create a climate of excellence in all that we do.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 171 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Danielle Fish

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Victory Christian Academy (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Academy at Foxborough (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Academy at Foxborough (0.5 miles away)
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    (Christian)
    115 Mechanic Street
    Foxboro , MA , 02035
    (508)543-6500
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    0.5  mi  |  65  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
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    (781)784-0337
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    Foxboro , MA , 02035
    (508)543-6391
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    212 Main St.
    Foxboro , MA , 02035
    (508)543-7988
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2.1  mi  |  72  students  |  Gr.  K
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    (781)784-0400
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    2.2  mi  |  125  students  |  Gr.  K-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 14, 2014 - Sage is the only established school/program for gifted students in Massachusetts. A great find for families in and around Boston -- we know, we''ve looked everywhere for a suitable fit for our child. There''s busing for those from the Boston area. Nice families and student are both learning and happy. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 14, 2014 - Both of my children attend The Sage School. My son is in the 4th grade and my daughter is in the 1st. We have had the pleasure of being a "Sage" family for just about 6 years now (both children began in Pre-K which is now known as "The Little Scholars" program). Where do I begin? First of all, the Sage School really caters to the learning styles of each of my children. Academically, they are both bright and gifted in different ways. The teachers at The Sage School recognize that giftedness has many meanings/levels (i.e. each student possesses unique "gifts") and they are extremely accommodating. They are highly skilled and specialize in educating gifted students. The curriculum that is presented is always challenging and inspiring. As far as parent/teacher communication is concerned, the lines of communication are open on a regular basis. They are very responsive any time I have questions/concerns. The Music, Art, and Spanish programs are wonderful here at the Sage. My son came home asking for a guitar because he was learning to play the instrument in his music class. He has "Play" practice on Tuesdays as they will be performing the "Jungle Book" this spring! As far as Spanish goes, both of my Sage kids have been speaking/learning Spanish since Pre-K! My daughter loves to sing and is able to belt out her best notes in music class. My children are very happy at The Sage School. The confidence and solid academic foundation that The Sage School has instilled in my children is priceless. I can''t imagine sending my children anywhere else! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 12, 2013 - My child began at Sage a few years ago, after a successful academic experience in a well-established private school that lacked a cohesive marriage of philosophy and practice when it came to fostering the social and emotional needs of children. Sage is all that and a bag of chips. What we found at Sage: strong academics, committed teachers, good kids. Since we began I''ve learned the difference between accelerated programming and gifted programming - huge difference, and Sage is the only school in my area actually practicing gifted ed. MOST of the teachers here are masters in gifted ed, in teaching, and in being an positive example of a human being. They are truly talented and dedicated. There are a few teachers to avoid, ask around in the community, it won''t take long to find them (this is true everywhere, don''t hate the players). The music and arts programming is stellar, but not marketed well for prospective families and secondary school admissions to identify as an asset - which they are! The facilities will not match what other schools can offer. For us, having to choose between facilities we want vs. people we want to be around, we chose people. It turns out we chose well. We LOVE Sage. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 14, 2013 - I have had 2 children go through each division and it has changed their lives! The faculty are so engaged, caring and creative and the program is bar none! If you have a curious and bright child you need to check it out. - Posted by Parent

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