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Sage Hill School

 20402 Newport Coast Dr
 Newport Coast, CA 92657
[P] (949) 219-0100
[F] (949) 2191399
http://www.sagehillschool.org
[email protected]
Jen Granger
FOUNDED: --
INCORPORATED: 2000
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0729698 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

We inspire in our students a love of knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge creatively, compassionately and courageously throughout their lives.

Sage Hill School offers a bright, motivated, and diverse student body a unique journey of discovery. Our academically challenging, college preparatory curriculum is enriched by ample opportunities for participation in athletics, the arts, leadership, service, and a wide variety of community activities.

Mission Statement

We inspire in our students a love of knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge creatively, compassionately and courageously throughout their lives.

Sage Hill School offers a bright, motivated, and diverse student body a unique journey of discovery. Our academically challenging, college preparatory curriculum is enriched by ample opportunities for participation in athletics, the arts, leadership, service, and a wide variety of community activities.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Expenses $15,641,228.00
Projected Revenue $17,815,140.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Financial Aid

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview


Mission Statement

We inspire in our students a love of knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge creatively, compassionately and courageously throughout their lives.

Sage Hill School offers a bright, motivated, and diverse student body a unique journey of discovery. Our academically challenging, college preparatory curriculum is enriched by ample opportunities for participation in athletics, the arts, leadership, service, and a wide variety of community activities.


Background Statement

Sage Hill is more than an institution. We are a community. We are students, parents, faculty, staff, grandparents, alumni and alumni parents. We are a diverse community from different backgrounds and cultures and with different life experiences. We believe our children can achieve anything. We are a community that celebrates our students’ accomplishments in the classroom, on the stage, in a studio, and on the athletic field. 

We are also a community that dares to be more. Our reputation as a leading high school in America sprang from the vision of a group of social entrepreneurs and enthusiastic parents. In the late 1990s, they created what seemed like an audacious plan to build a non-profit, non-denominational, independent secondary school in Orange County. Their intention was to develop a school that would inspire innovative thinking, nurture creative thought, and embrace diversity. Since we opened our doors in September 2000 with just 120 students, that vision has been fulfilled. Our first class of courageous, compassionate, and creative seniors graduated in 2003, setting a standard of excellence that has been met every year since.

From the beginning, we joined together as a community to contribute the funds to build state-of-the-art facilities that would provide our students and faculty with optimal spaces for teaching and learning. Since our initial campus buildings, two new facilities—The Studio at Sage Hill and The Lisa Argyros and Family Science Center—have had a profound and transformational impact on our programs and in inspiring our students and faculty alike.

These facilities have helped the School to better meet the demands of attracting the best students in Orange County and recruiting the most talented faculty from across the nation—both essential elements for the School’s tradition of excellence and achievement.


Impact Statement

 

Sage Hill school is a remarkable place to embark on the educational journey through high school.  In the 2014-2015 school year, more than 500 students benefitted from the transformative education we provide on our spectacular coastal hillside campus.  The journey could not be the same without financial gifts of all sizes.  Philanthropic support elevates Sage Hill from good to great and supports the forward-thinking that has given Sage Hill School  national recognition as an educational leader.  

Some of the initiatives supported through philanthropy include:  


  • Summer Institutes, in which our faculty and staff develop innovative ideas for enhancing our programs, such as the ninth grade service learning kite project, integrating art and science.  

  • The creation of our Modular Applied Design Environment (MADE) program, an online training program that has already educated more than 20 teachers in digital curriculum design and development.

  • Equipment needed to fully outfit our new Lisa Argyros and Family Science Center for both classwork and independent student research.

  • New classes and clubs, and support for clubs like robotics and Model UN to travel to competitions and events.

  • Growth in funds for financial aid, including a $500 increase per financial aid student to cover incidentals that help them fully engage at Sage Hill.



 

Needs Statement

The Annual Fund is the top-priority for Sage Hill School. The Annual Fund supports all programs that make Sage Hill exceptional. It also provides the Administration the flexibility to take advantage of new programs as they arise.

In keeping with the original vision of our Founders, Sage Hill School is committed to completing the Master Plan. This plan includes an Athletic Complex to add Tennis Courts and an Aquatics Center. The cost to complete these projects is $13 million.

 Also in keeping with our founding principles, we must raise funds for our Financial Aid program. Each year, approximately 15% of the student body receives financial assistance. These students would not otherwise be able to attend Sage Hill School. Their contributions to the diversity of though are what make Sage Hill School a unique place. To sustain and increase our ability to provide financial assistance, we are raising $10 million to support a financial aid endowment.

Another opportunity to support financial aid is through our named Scholars program. Named scholars donate $140,000 and receive regular updates about the student they are supporting.
 
Sage Hill's Internship Program (SHIP) provides internship opportunities for current students and alumni. This program allows students to explore their passions in a professional setting and gives them experience as they move to college and beyond.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations can be made online at sagehillschool.org/donate, by calling the Advancement Office at 949-219-1340 or mailing to 20402 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast, CA 92657.

For in-kind donations, please contact the Advancement Office at 949-219-1340. 

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
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Organization Categories

  1. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools
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Programs


Financial Aid

Sage Hill offers a bright, motivated and diverse student body a unique journey of discovery. Our academically rigorous, college preparatory curriculum is enriched through our commitment to service learning and enhanced by ample opportunities for participation in athletics, the arts and community activities.

 

We strive for personal excellence in an atmosphere of collaboration, trust, mutual respect and integrity, so that our graduates become lifelong learners and inventive leaders, passionate to bring about positive change.

Budget  $16,000,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  By the end of a student's senior year, they will have been accepted into a four-year college or university.
Program Long-Term Success 

For students graduating from Sage Hill School, a 100% acceptance rate into a four-year university and the ability to provide financial assistance to all accepted students in need.

Program Success Monitored By   Through the College Counseling office, Sage Hill tracks the college acceptances, matriculation and graduation rates. The Office of Financial Aid tracks the number of accepted students requesting financial assistance.
Examples of Program Success  Since the School's founding in 200, we have given more than $20 million in financial assistance to over 340 students. The average financial grant has increased each year. in recent years, an additional stipend is given to students receiving financial aid to allow them to fully engage in the entire life of the School.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Gordon McNeill
CEO Term Start 2001
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Gordon McNeill, President, has been instrumental in shaping the culture of Sage Hill School since he first joined the administration as Dean of School Life in 2001. After seven years as Dean, he was appointed Head of School in 2008 and named President in 2014.

Under Mr. McNeill’s leadership, Sage Hill School has established a reputation as a pioneer in innovative teaching and learning. His goal as President is to continue to build awareness of Sage Hill as the premier independent high school in Orange County and to keep the School on the leading edge of education. Having joined Sage Hill just one year after its founding, Mr. McNeill has played key roles in numerous aspects of its growth, development, and success.

Prior to his tenure at Sage Hill, Mr. McNeill taught social sciences and coached basketball at Corona del Mar High School. Before beginning his career in education he played professional basketball in Australia and was the general manager of Pacific Business Systems in Irvine.

Mr. McNeill holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, San Diego, and was inducted into the UCSD Ring of Honor in recognition of his outstanding college basketball career. He also holds a master’s degree in Independent School Leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. Mr. McNeill resides in Newport Beach with his wife, Anne Marie McNeill, M.D., a practicing dermatologist, and their four children.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 93
Number of Part Time Staff 21
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 97%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 10
Caucasian: 73
Hispanic/Latino: 10
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: 3
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Christy Marlin
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Chair Term July 2013 - June 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mike Bolen McCarthy Building Company, Inc. Voting
Vicki Booth Ueberroth Family Foundation Voting
Lillian Chung Newport Child Development Center Voting
Mark Danner Straub Distributing Voting
David Dull Boardcom Corp. Voting
David Fishman Strategic Decisions Group Voting
Madaline Gordon The Gordon Foundation Voting
Lorellen Green Memorial Care Medical Group Voting
Andra Green Ellingson Irell & Manella LLP Voting
Janet Hadley Denver General Hospital, Pediatric Outpatient Clinic Voting
Doug Hodge PIMCO Voting
Paul Kim LaSalle Asset Management / Aventis Asset Management Voting
Paolo Leon MVE & Partners, Inc Voting
Joel Lipman Hoag Hospital Voting
Rick Lowe Financial Consulting for Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company Voting
Christy Marlin Retired Attorney Voting
Michelle Merage-Janavs MMJ Foundation Voting
Michael Ray Sanderson J. Ray Corporation Voting
Stan Rowe Edwards Lifesciences Voting
Charles Ruck Latham & Watkins LLP Voting
Prakash Sakraney Watanmal Group Voting
Toyo Shimano Shimano, Inc. Voting
Twila True True Investments, LLC Voting
Larry Ward Laguna Canyon Capital LLC Voting
Van Wilson City of Compton Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 12
Caucasian: 72
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 4
Other: 4
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 36
Male: 64
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $17,815,140.00
Projected Expenses $15,641,228.00
Form 990s

2013 Form 990 2013

2012 Form 990 2012

2011 Form 990 2011

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials 2015

2014 Audited Financials 2014

2013 Audited Financials 2013

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $19,503,376 $24,683,961 $18,650,005
Total Expenses $18,873,807 $19,485,070 $16,054,747

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,905,850 $8,999,099 $4,169,340
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $0 $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $0 $0 $0
Earned Revenue $15,713,131 $14,690,138 $13,466,806
Investment Income, Net of Losses $440,122 $520,079 $593,999
Membership Dues $0 $0 $0
Special Events $373,967 $358,194 $348,894
Revenue In-Kind $39,035 $1,737,107 $0
Other $104,021 $120,755 $142,661

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $14,743,934 $14,660,003 $12,349,846
Administration Expense $3,185,625 $3,916,113 $3,003,253
Fundraising Expense $944,248 $908,954 $701,648
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.03 1.27 1.16
Program Expense/Total Expenses 78% 75% 77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 29% 10% 16%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $94,100,678 $89,515,122 $82,781,386
Current Assets $15,315,012 $19,875,531 $14,790,346
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $32,986,723 $30,155,224 $29,227,160
Total Net Assets $61,113,955 $59,359,898 $53,554,226

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.46 0.66 0.51

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 4%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal $13,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Mar 2015 - June 2017
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $10,200,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are shown together under Foundations and Corporation Contributions.

Documents


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