Admission Process

Currently accepting applications for Fall 2020

Gifted learners have many different academic profiles, strengths, and passions. Our admission process is dynamic in nature so that we can get to know each applicant individually and evaluate if The Sage School is the right fit for a student.

Come and See Us!
Tours and open house events are the best way to get to know the school and have your personal questions addressed. Children are welcome at both a private tour or open house events.

Applying to The Sage School
Our application is entirely online. To begin your child’s application, simply click on the “APPLY” button. You will be asked to create an account with a username and password. By having the account, you are able to complete the application all at one time or return to complete it after gathering all the necessary information. This will also allow the Admission Office to directly communicate with you on needed items or follow up on next steps.

Student Visit Days
Once an application is submitted, the Admission Office will invite prospective students for a formal Student Visit Day. This visit is intended for applicants to experience a typical school day and meet other students and teachers. During the visit, a faculty member in the grade to which you are applying will meet with your child for an academic assessment to get a sense of where your child is academically. The assessment is informal, age-appropriate, and allows the child to share their skills in literacy, mathematics, and creative thinking. Assessments generally run about 30 minutes to one hour depending upon the child’s age. Applicants visiting in Grades 3 through 7 will enjoy a Student Ambassador who will accompany them throughout the day, making introductions and shadowing their schedule. The student visit day is a requirement for admission to The Sage School. During the summer, students have the option of attending our summer program for a day in place of the school year visit day.

Standardized Testing
All applicants for Grades 2 through 8 are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), a standardized entrance exam that is widely used by independent schools. The ISEE is offered through the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The Sage School is an ERB testing center and offers testing on several weekend dates throughout the year for groups of students, as well as individual testing appointments. You do not need to be a Sage applicant to register for group test dates. If you are applying to The Sage School and would like to test on another date, we are happy to schedule a weekday test for your child.

The Sage School does accept other standardized tests in place of the ISEE. To learn more, see the tab below or contact the admission office at admission@sageschool.org or at 508-543-9619.

For more information on ERB tests or to register for testing, visit https://www.erblearn.org.

Teacher Evaluations and School Transcripts
Teacher evaluations are a standard form from the Association of Independent Schools of New England. Teachers are asked to complete this form and send it directly to the Admissions Office at The Sage School. These forms are confidential between your child’s teachers and Sage. They help us see work habits and social behaviors, as well as academic mastery at their current grade level.

Admission Checklists

· Application and $50 Application Fee
· Student Visit Day (Monday-Thursday) – 8:00 am to 10:30 am (academic assessment is done by teacher)
· Teacher recommendation form (if currently in a program)
· Current school transcripts (if available for your child; Transcript Release Form)

· Application and $50 Application Fee
· Kindergarten Applicant Student Visit Day: 8:00 am to 11:50 am in Pre-Kindergarten, academic assessment done by Kindergarten teacher
· Grade 1 Student Visit Day: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm in Kindergarten, academic assessment done by Grade 1 teacher
· Teacher Evaluation Form (you will also be able to email this form directly to a teacher through the application process)
· Current school transcripts (Transcript Release Form)

· Application and $50 Application Fee
· Student Visit Day 8:30am to 3:00pm, visit in current grade level, assessed by grade level to which applicant is applying
· Teacher Evaluation Form (you will be able to email this form directly to a teacher through the application process)
· Current school transcripts (Transcript Release Form)
· ISEE Primary (2-4) or ISEE Lower (5-6) (you can register to take this at available testing locations or arrange to have it done at Sage)

· Application and $50 Application Fee
· Student Visit Day 8:30am to 3:00pm
· Current school transcripts (Transcript Release Form)
· ISEE Lower (6) or ISEE Middle (7-8) (you can register to take this at available testing locations or arrange to have it done at Sage)
· Math teacher evaluation (you will be able to email this form directly to a teacher through the application process)
· English teacher evaluation (you will be able to email this form directly to a teacher through the application process)