We inspire our students a love of knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge creatively, compassionately and courageously throughout their lives.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 562 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $44,170
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
562 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Sage Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
33 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Accelerated Alegbra II, Accelerated Biology, Accelerated Chemistry, Accelerated Chinese IV: Contemporary Society, Accelerated English III, Accelerated French IV: Literature and Film, Accelerated Latin IV: Catullus, Accelerated Precalculus, Accelerated Spanish III, Advanced Topics in Mathematics, Advanced Topics in Spanish, AP American Government, AP Art History, 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 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History, AP World History, Calculus C, Multivariable Calculus
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Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Decathalon, Debate, Distributed Education Clubs of America (DECA), Junior Classical League (JCL), Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Publications, Sage Hill Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Team

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 28+-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 14 facilitates close relationships between students and our world-class faculty.
  • Our 34:1 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 is designed to promote innovative teaching and learning in science.
  • Our athletics program offers 21 interscholastic sports totaling 42 teams for students at all levels of competition.  Facilities include Mondo turf field, baseball diamond, gymnasium, tennis courts, aquatics center and outdoor sport court.
  • 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 or through domestic and global travel.
  • School accreditations:  CAIS, NAIS, WASC, CASE. 
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

I am currently a junior at Sage Hill School and every morning when I wake up, I feel so happy that I can go to such a great school. Sage Hill really provides me with a wonderful education and has been vital in helping me prepare for my future. Particularly, the environment of the school with its small class size, leading to a much greater opportunity for positive student-teacher relationships, and just the overall kindness and respect students receive are just some of the several factors that make it such a wonderful school.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 562 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $44,170
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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