The Sage School family comprised of teachers, parents, and students will partner together in the education of the whole child.

Our goal is to assist our students in reaching their true potential. It is only together that we can meet this goal successfully.

Language instruction forms the core of the education of a Sage School student. At Sage, Orton-Gillingham remediation, simply the best education a student with language learning differences including dyslexia can receive, remains pure and unaltered. Yet it is only one of many facets in a student’s education here.

Multi-sensory approachOur classroom teachers, also trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, apply its tenets in every facet of their teaching. The instruction is multi-sensory, direct, and explicit. The teachers, with an enormous fund of knowledge and experience, know how best to approach the instruction of each child in the school community.

The faculty of Sage School does not limit their teaching to academics, however. The physical, social, emotional and spiritual growth of each child affects his or her success in our school community and in the world at large.

Though the rules in the handbook pages that follow may sometimes seem overly specific or structured, we know our students well: they thrive in an environment where the rules are explicitly stated, where the boundaries are clearly set, and where discipline is consistent and fair. However, it is important to note that each situation is handled on an individual basis because our students are, indeed, individuals with personalities, backgrounds and learning styles unique to them.

Please familiarize yourself with this handbook and support us in the daily education of your child.


Sherry Cannon, M Ed
Head of School

Parent/Student Handbook 2018-2019