The Sage School

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
Tel: (508)543-9619
  • 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)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1990

Student Body

Total Students 169 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Sage School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Danielle Fish


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. All Sport Program Afterschool, Broadway Bound, Chess, Cross Country, Engineering, Hunakai Art, MathCounts, Model UN, Piano Broadway Bound, Chess, Cross Country, Engineering, Hunakai Art, MathCounts, Model UN, Piano, All Sport Program Afterschool,
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
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.
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5  5/17/2016
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!
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5  5/17/2016
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.
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5  7/24/2015
This is our 3rd year at Sage and it keeps getting better. Sage strives to better its STEAM capabilities. It has restructured the math, science, and computer science departments. It has a new STEAM department head who has a tremendous teaching/research/academic background. My child loves the new approach this year. The (relatively) new head of school has really ramped up the marketing and visibility of the school. Secondary schools do know the name Sage and attaches high expectations to it. We have the rest of this year and then next. I have high expectations. I am confident my child is getting an amazing education and is learning the hows and whys of learning, not just cramming for tests and such. We highly recommend it. However, it does fit a certain type of child/family, thus the admissions requirements.
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5  2/14/2013
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.
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