Sage International School of Boise

Boise, Idaho

Sage International School of Boise

SCHOOL TYPE:

Charter Public

LOCATION:

Boise

GRADES SERVED:

K – 12th Grade

ENROLLMENT:

950 in 2015-16; 1,100 by 2017-18

‘20 IN 10’ INVESTMENT:

$750,000 over two years

‘20 IN 10’ IMPACT:

530 new seats

Founded in 2010, Sage was created with the mission of developing internationally-minded citizens of the world, ready to compete and engage in the global marketplace. With funds from Building Hope and ‘20 in 10’, Sage consolidated two campuses and moved into a new 130,000 square foot building in August of 2016. Sage has grown rapidly. In two academic years, the school added almost 500 new students. This rapid growth, facilitated by ‘20 in 10’ financial support, has not been without challenges and some pain. In order to scale-up the quality and rigor of the International Baccalaureate program, school leaders have needed to introduce more structure for the staff, which left some wondering “How do we hold on to things that made us really special without turning into a K-12 traditional school?” Other staffers shared that what makes Sage special is a faith in the importance of a positive school culture and climate in which “teachers truly believe that not one kid is going to be allowed to fail.”

Sage International School of Boise

SCHOOL TYPE: Charter Public

LOCATION: Boise

GRADES SERVED: K – 12th Grade

ENROLLMENT: 950 in 2015-16; 1,100 by 2017-18

‘20 IN 10’ INVESTMENT: $750,000 over two years

‘20 IN 10’ IMPACT: 530 new seats

Founded in 2010, Sage was created with the mission of developing internationally-minded citizens of the world, ready to compete and engage in the global marketplace. With funds from Building Hope and ‘20 in 10’, Sage consolidated two campuses and moved into a new 130,000 square foot building in August of 2016. Sage has grown rapidly. In two academic years, the school added almost 500 new students. This rapid growth, facilitated by ‘20 in 10’ financial support, has not been without challenges and some pain. In order to scale-up the quality and rigor of the International Baccalaureate program, school leaders have needed to introduce more structure for the staff, which left some wondering “How do we hold on to things that made us really special without turning into a K-12 traditional school?” Other staffers shared that what makes Sage special is a faith in the importance of a positive school culture and climate in which “teachers truly believe that not one kid is going to be allowed to fail.”