Sage Hill School

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

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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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1999
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students549 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
67%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSage Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
51%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses33 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAccelerated Alegbra II, Accelerated Biology, Accelerated Chemistry, Accelerated Chinese IV: Literature and Film, Accelerated English III, Accelerated French IV: Contemporary Society, Accelerated Latin IV: Vergil, Accelerated Precalculus, Accelerated Spanish III, Accelerated Trigonometry/Calc AB, 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, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History, AP World History, Multivariable Calculus
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$40,680
Tuition NotesEstimated additional $1,600 - $3,000 for books, supplies and activities.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$36,394
Admissions DirectorElaine J. Mijalis-Kahn
Admissions AssociateChristine Ramadan

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSailing,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Decathalon, Debate, Future Business Leaders of America, 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 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 36:1 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 38 teams for students at all levels of competition.  Facilities include Mondo turf field, baseball diamond, gymnasium, tennis courts and an aquatics center.
  • 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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