The Sage School was founded in 1990 in Foxborough (originally under the name the Sage Center for Learning) by Linda and Earl Beers with the express purpose of serving the needs of academically gifted students in the Greater Boston and Providence areas. They, along with a group of parents, realized that their children needed a school that understood the specific needs of gifted students with teachers who knew how to teach and to inspire these bright minds to their potential. Believing that a strong, more enriched academic program could be created, Sage opened its doors at that time with only eleven students.
By 1996, Sage had grown significantly due to the lack of adequate programs for gifted students. As such, the school reorganized and expanded its leadership to include a larger Board of Trustees and additional administrative roles. At this time, Mr. and Mrs. Beers left Sage and the Director of Admission Jeanne Cummings was appointed Interim Head of School for the 1997-98 school year. Sage is eternally grateful to the Beers and Cummings families for their vision, leadership, and dedication during our formative years.
Since then, Sage has been directed by Heads of School and Boards of Trustees who contributed their own talents and counsel that enabled Sage to be the leader in gifted education.
Heads of School at Sage
Linda Beers 1990 to 1997
Jeanne Cummings, Interim 1997-1998
Katherine G. Windsor 1998 to 2008
Timothy S. Monroe 2008 to 2012
Dr. Nan Wodarz 2012 to January 2016
Marie P. Leary January 2016 to present
The Sage School’s physical building and campus also expanded to reflect the more comprehensive curriculum and growing enrollment. In the early years, Sage rented space from the Town of Foxborough at two different locations (Cedar Street and Mechanic Street), eventually settling at the Mechanic Street location in 1996. Through a capital campaign in 2005, Sage purchased the current 15-acre campus. A second major capital campaign in 2008 made possible a physical education and arts facility addition that included our full-size gymnasium, fine and performing arts classrooms, along with flexible meeting space.