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Sage Ridge is Renomarker, Nevadamarker's only non-secular college preparatory school and is for grades 5-12. It offers a diverse academic environment through the teaching of various Mathematics, Science, English, History, Spanish and Latin. The curriculum is supplemented with an array of fine arts classes, including various music, art, and theater courses. The middle school (grades 5-8) is required to take a Physical Education course every year. The school is accredited by the PNAIS (Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools).

Campus and Facilities

Sage Ridge School sits on 40+ acres of land about a thousand feet above the valley floor of Reno, Nevada. It has a spectacular view of the city that which is directly north of the campus. Two buildings comprise the main campus, along with a milti-purpose field behind the school. The two buildings, Crossbow Hall and the Webster Building, have undergone extensive renovations over the last couple of years.

Webster Hall houses a gym with a non-regulation sized basketball court surrounded by classrooms, the main office, and the library. The Great Space (as the gym is called) is used for everything from middle school physical education, home volleyball games, and wrestling matches.

Extracurricular Activities

Athletics

Sage Ridge competes in the 1A division of the NIAA of the Northern Region. In recent years, Sage Ridge's cross country team has ranked the top in the Nevada state competition in both boys and girls. Although the school focuses more on academics than athletics, Sage Ridge offers a variety of sports, including volleyball, tennis, cycling, golf, basketball, track and wrestling.

The boys Cross Country team won the 2A state championships in 2004, 2006, and 2007. They were runner-up in 2003 and 2005.The girls Cross Country team won the 2A state championships in 2007, and 2008. They were runner-up in 2006.

Both boys and girls track teams have had many individual state titles in events such as 100, 4x100, 400, 4x400, 800, 1600, 3200, and the long jump. Three state records were set in 2007 by Nathan Chellman at the Championship meet in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meters.

The girls volleyball have qualified for regionals for two straight years.

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships

  • Cross Country (Boys) - 2004, 2006, 2007
  • Cross Country (Girls) - 2007, 2008


Theater

In recent years, drama teacher Cameron Crain and the Sage Ridge School drama department have presented a number of high-reaching productions of such plays and musicals as “The Mousetrap,” “Guys and Dolls,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Chekhov’s “The Boor” and “The Seagull,” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” "MacBeth" and "Oliver!" are planned for the current school year. Several drama students at SRS have graduated to go on to study theatre at prestigious drama schools and to work in drama and theater.

Music

  • Madrigal Choir — High School and Middle School


Clubs

School clubs are a major part of the Sage Ridge community, and it is mandatory that all students join at least one club.

Examples of Middle School Clubs

  • Art club
  • Yo Yo club
  • Jewelry making club
  • Soccer club
  • Lacrosse
  • Latin Dance

Current High School Clubs

  • Math Club
  • The Ridge
  • Literary Arts Magazine
  • Junior Classical League
  • Science Club
  • Yearbook
  • Drama Club
  • Model UN
  • Debate team


Travel

  • Every year in the fall the school has an outdoor education week for the students. Each grade goes to a different destination to spend a week usually camping and backpacking. The seniors, though, go every year to Ashland, Oregon to the Shakespeare festival to watch 10 or more plays and engage in acting workshops.


  • Every year in the spring, the school hosts an optional trip abroad for a week. The intense itineraries give the students (open to grades eight through twelve) the opportunity to watch plays, see monuments and shop in the streets of many cities and countries. The trips are based on a rotating yearly schedule so that every student has the opportunity to go on all (or none) if they wish. The trips are:
    • Prague and Vienna
    • Peru
    • Spain
    • Amsterdam, Brussels, and France
    • London, England


Student Organizations

The student organizations interact with one another to create Sage Ridge policies.

  • Prefecture
  • Honor Council — an organization consisting of a teacher-nominated, student-elected body
  • Student Government
  • Student Advisory Council (SAC)


Publications

  • The Ridge — monthly school newspaper
  • The Midwife — annual literary magazine
    • 2007 Theme: "Wisdom is Wasted on the Old"
  • Yearbook
    • 2007 Theme: "Looking Through Tinted Windows"


Mr. Ridge

Mr. Ridge is an all-male 'beauty pageant' hosted by the Student Government every year. Mr. Ridge is complete with an evening gown, question and answer, and talent sections. The champions have been:

  • 2004 - Clay Sader ('04)
  • 2005 - Mario Rosasco ('05)
  • 2006 - Jake Lindeman ('08)
  • 2007 - Brett Webster ('08)
  • 2008 - Davis Prendergast (08)
  • 2009 - Chris Capen ('11)


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