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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    C+
Address
20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Telephone
(949) 219-0100

Applying

Application Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$40,680
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid
From Sage Hill School

Sage Hill School offers a dynamic, college-preparatory curriculum for grades 9-12 designed to inspire independent, creative and critical thinking. An average class size of 16 enables our students to challenge themselves and nurture relationships with motivated peers and our world-class, dedicated faculty. Outside the classroom, students participate in athletics, explore artistic abilities, and engage in the world beyond campus through service to the community, internships and educational travel.

Sage Hill is committed to giving students the support they need to succeed in high school, college and beyond. Our Ninth Grade Experience helps ensure a successful transition from middle school, and our advisory program facilitates open communication among students, families and teachers. A student-to-college-counselor-ratio of 35:1 ensures every Sage Hill student has the tools to find the right college fit.

Sage Hill School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1360
145 responses
Average ACT
31
131 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Town meeting
    22%
  • X-Block
    19%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Sports games
    11%
  • Dances
    7%
  • Homecoming Game
    7%
  • Lunch
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    545
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
    45%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Dense Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $198,844
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,380
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $1,597,658
    National
    $184,700

    Sage Hill School Reviews

    66 reviews
    All Categories
    I love the sense of community and small class sizes! Town meetings every Monday morning are really fun. There's lots of time to do work, like during conference and X-Block. Advisories are a great way to make friends and talk to the same group of people for all four years. Freshman retreat is very fun. The academics are challenging, but if you're a motivated student it's very valuable.
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    My favorite thing is probably the education. Especially in the humanities, there are teachers who go the extra mile. However, faculty retention in the science department has been questionable recently. Additionally, many students care more about getting a 5 on their APs than learning. I've often found myself interested in topics teachers mention during classes, but end up having no time to find out more due to the stress of grades and tests etc. Students get a lot of free time during school, which they can either take advantage of or waste (x block, conference).

    Despite a high percentage of Asian students, the dominating culture is rich and white. Parents can become over-involved. Many students come from private middle schools and already have established social circles. This doesn't mean that people are mean. However, a sense of community does not extend to every student. Freshman year can be especially socially difficult for students less accustomed to this kind of environment.
    Sage offers an incredible education to students who really work hard and aim to achieve success. Classes are easy to get into and the teachers are very kind and supportive. Additionally, the wide variety of clubs gives everyone an opportunity to get involved. My absolute favorite thing about Sage is its Spring at Sage program, where, after second semester finals, students are treated to cool seminars or international/domestic trips. Sage does falter in its student culture, as peer pressure is very high, and people tend to focus more on the grade rather than the learning material. All in all, this is an excellent high school you should definitely consider!