Welcome to our school

Sage Vista School is a progressive independent private school serving elementary age children and growing into middle school by 2015-16. SVS was founded to provide a dynamic, innovative experience for young children in the Silicon Valley. Our educational program is based on extensive research about how children learn best. The inquiry-based approach underlies all that we do, providing a solid foundation upon which a lifetime of learning begins.

We firmly believe children learn best through experience and should be challenged at their ability level. Learning should be meaningful and interactive, and the learning process prioritized. In this regard, we provide a variety of opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.

The school delivers a well-balanced curriculum, emphasizing a challenging academic program and promoting emotional intelligence, which is critical to the development of 21st century leaders.
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Our academic program provides students with opportunities to question, investigate, evaluate, apply and reflect in such meaningful and fun ways that they love to come to school every day.

School Events
Join us for the Annual 2014 Benefit Dinner and Auction for Sage Vista School - Click here for more info

Open Houses
Tour the school and meet our faculty.

Open Houses

  1. Saturday, February 22, 10am-Noon
  2. Saturday, March 15, 10am-Noon
  3. RSVP Required

Informational Coffee
Staff and parents are available to answer your questions in an informal setting.

  1. Wednesday, January 15, 9-11am
  2. Wednesday, February 5, 9-11am
  3. RSVP Required

Speakers and Seminars

Sage Vista offers the South Bay community information and resources relevant to our faculty, staff and parent community in the areas of education and child development through the Sage Vista School Speaker Series. View events »


Giving

Our Annual Giving Campaign is underway! Help us meet our fundraising goals by making a donation or pledge today.

  1. Make a pledge by sending an email to pledge@sagevista.org with your pledge amount.
  2. Donate with PayPal

Other ways to support Sage Vista

  1. Earn money for Sage Vista everytime you shop at Amazon through this link.
  2. Sign up for eScrip and earn money for SVS when you shop at Safeway and more!
Academics Educational Neuroscience

Memorizing facts and information is not the most important skill in today's world. Facts change, and information is readily available—what's needed is an understanding of how to get and make sense of the mass of data.

Unfortunately, our traditional educational system has worked in a way that discourages the natural process of inquiry. Students become less prone to ask questions as they move through the grade levels. In traditional schools, students learn not to ask too many questions, instead to listen and repeat the expected answers.

At SVS, through the process of inquiry, individuals construct much of their understanding of the natural and human-designed worlds. Inquiry implies a "need or want to know" premise. Inquiry is not so much seeking the right answer—because often there is none—but rather seeking appropriate resolutions to questions and issues. For educators, inquiry implies emphasis on the development of inquiry skills and the nurturing of inquiring attitudes or habits of mind that will enable individuals to continue the quest for knowledge throughout life.

As such, when considering a school for your child and family, ask yourself is your child a Sage Vista student?

The Sage Vista Student:

  1. Is naturally curious
  2. Asks why? and how?
  3. Is eager to explore
  4. Is involved in learning for deeper understanding
  5. Makes intuitive leaps when solving problems
  6. Seeks to apply knowledge to the real world
  7. Makes connections and easily identifies patterns
  8. Is an independent thinker who questions, investigates and experiments
  9. Is persistent in inquiry and investigation
  10. Has clear passions and strong interests
  11. Is a creative and sensitive child
  12. Needs to be actively engaged in learning
  13. Will benefit from a small classroom environment
  14. Needs to feel safe to learn
  15. Will benefit from a learning environment that fosters collaborative work
Inquiry-based Learning