The Sage School is the answer for bright students who are going unchallenged or who are 'bored' in their current school setting. This school is specifically for gifted students who are ready for greater academic challenge and eager to engage in exciting curriculum with dedicated teachers. Sage should be on parents' short list of schools to consider for exceptionally bright children in Greater Boston.
The Sage School is a private middle school in Town of Foxborough. The principal of The Sage School is Dr. Nan Wodarz and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160 students go to The Sage School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at The Sage School is 6:1. Ahern Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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If the students have to take an IQ test for admission shouldn't all the educators at the school do the same before getting hired? If the teachers' intelligence are below that of the students then how can anyone expect the pupils to receive a "fair" quality education? College degrees do not reflect one's cerebral capacity. Not all holders of Masters or PhD degrees are "gifted." It's naive for anyone to think otherwise. It's a shame that most public schools do not offer advanced placement programs for anyone who qualifies. If enough people officially demand it then the government just might have to listen.
***Invaluable investment in your child's future.***Extremely happy with our decision to send our daughter to this outstanding school---worth every penny! Curriculum is advanced and challenging for gifted children. Warm nurturing intimate environment. The director teachers and staff members are highly educated genuinely caring and passionate about their work. The children are encouraged to express themselves . They feel loved and are treated like individuals--not a random number. The emphasis of this school is on academics not athletics. But here you will find academically bright and creative students who are independent thinkers with a sense of humor. Applicants must undergo intelligence testing and obtain a high score to qualify for admission so everyone has high expectations for all students who are expected to inspire influence and encourage each other to excel. Diversity encourages tolerance creativity and individualism which are very important to thrive in this world. This school has an international student body and a place where you will find cultured and culturally broadminded people. Sage has changed our lives for the positive! Highly recommended!
Phenomenal. The school went through a transition in the last year when the school's board of trustees replaced the head-of-school which then precipitated an administrative house cleaning. The new head-of-school is FABULOUS. Teaching is stellar. The kids constitute the most amazing peer group I've ever seen. Sage is a unique place cozy and supportive with extraordinarily strong academics. The environment is highly competitive but never cut-throat. It is quite simply the best.
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.
Best school for gifted children in our area hands down. Teachers are incredibly dedicated you just can't find this anywhere else. The children are unique and of substance encouraging and valuing each other for their gifts. If yours can get in GO. By the time they graduate the children are prepared to attend any school - any school - in the U.S. There is no perfect school but SAGE is awfully close and you will not regret it.
This is a very good school. Teachers care and love to teach. It is a lot of work for the kids but the screening process on admissions is pretty through and can determine which kids are likely to make it is the academic environment. The kids mostly get along and despite coming from other schools where each of these kids was the smartest kid in the class the competitiveness is kept to a minimum. Having a gifted child is sometimes trying but Sage helps kids fit in both socially and academically. Many of the Kids at Sage have intellectual peers that are much older than they are but these kids are kept grounded so that they fit in with their age peers for extra-curricular activities.
I love this school because it is very interconnected even though the kids are very different. Sage kids go on to great schools like Milton Academy and Roxbury Latin. It has an intense program but prepares the children for the difficult projects they will come across in high school when they leave Sage. The teachers are very supportive with this workload and once the kids have left a certain grade that will still visit their old teachers.
This school is a gem. A treasure. If you're coming in late (eg grade seven) from public school be prepared for serious expectations whiplash as the standards and workload here are high. But the faculty and administration couldn't be more supportive of such transitions. And it's well-worth the effort. If you can get into Sage just GO.
I love this school! My daughter has thrived here. Great teachers. Great students. Great community!
We feel very lucky that our son was accepted here. The teachers are focused on teaching the administration sincerely likes the kids and the entire place is tuned into the needs of gifted kids. After suffering through make shift solutions at other schools we finally feel we have found a home.
I have two children who have graduated from Sage and one still there. My two older children are absolutely thriving in high school thanks to the rigorous education they received at Sage. My younger child who is still a student is always reaching and although he complains about the homework Sage is truly home to him.
I like this school because it is very diverse and you see people with all different heratiges from Russia to India Pakistan to Germany from Ireland to the U.S. It is a rigorous and a great school; I love it!
I've been at sage for 8 years and it is my home.
This is an awesome school! The kids are great and for the most part nobody feels excluded. Nobody is left out because of how smart they are. We do get a lot of homework something some parents don't like. The teachers are all really understanding and thier lessons are interesting and engaging the middle school teaching team is awesome. Small class sizes really help students bond.There aren't as many of afterschool activities but the activities that do exist are of high quality. However this may be because there are so few students. I really recomend this school to anybody with a gifted child that they want to see challanged and included. I cannot thank Sage enough.
That said my son loves the school. He's distractable but the teachers keep him engaged. He's never bored. The teachers and administration are caring and involved. On the minus side there could be more extracurricular activities and the level of communication between administration and parents could be more complete. Parent involvement is good but could be better. I wish that their curriculum was more like the new charter school in Marlboro - the Advanced Math and Science Academy as these kids are fully capable of learning much more advanced subjects.
Excellent school a perfect kind of school if your child is gifted/talented. Really small class size 11 to 15 kids and two teachers.Children are 100% challenge and advanced to wherever your childs itelligence will aloud him/her to go . Children are driven and excited to learn. The only negative thing of the school is that it is not cultural diverse.The school is trying to advocate to bring in minority students into sage wish is defently a need. I believe that these smart intelligent students need to be expose to a more diverse population. This is important to raise a healthier society. Sage is a loving nurturing fun enviroment for children who are highly gifted and are excited to learn. Children at sage have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and learnig.