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Our Approach

We believe in foundational learning

We start with a strong foundation of reading and math in the early grades. We believe in all day Kindergarten. We believe in the science of reading. We believe that a vast majority of children can and should be strong readers before Third Grade, which will set them up for future success.

Strong foundations mean more success in school, stronger relationships with teachers and a pathway for future success. Throughout elementary, middle and high school, each child’s well rounded and rigorous education includes the arts, science, technology, a second language, literature, writing in every subject and science. At Sage, inquiry-based learning sparks our students’ curiosity, encourages them to ask questions, and prepares them to solve problems.

We support and care for each other

In addition to supporting academic development, Sage International addresses students’ social, emotional, and physical well-being. We teach our students to be caring and open-minded to the world around them. Our teachers strive to build meaningful relationships with their students and encourage them to take agency over their own learning while giving them the support they need to succeed.

Our schools offer a unique opportunity for students to begin, grow, and thrive within one community and build strong relationships with teachers and peers that will prepare them for a successful future.

The International Baccalaureate at Sage International Middleton

Sage International Middleton is an authorized ‘International Baccalaureate World School’ for IB’s Primary Years Programme (K-5) and Middle Years Programme (6-10).

Sage International School Middleton is a Candidate School* for the DP (Diploma Programme). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Sage International Middleton believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

Primary Years Programme

Grades K-5 at Boise and Middleton Campuses

Sage International School Boise obtained its IB World School authorization for the Primary Years Programme (PYP – K-5th grades) in 2012. Sage International Middleton became PYP authorized in 2021. In strengthening and implementing Sage International’s PYP curriculum, our team draws on a wealth of knowledge and experience from IB World Schools around the globe to create a relevant, challenging, 21st-century educational framework.

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Middle Years Programme

Grades 6-10 at Boise and Middleton Campuses

Sage International School Boise obtained its IB World School authorization for the MYP in 2018, and Sage International School Middleton in 2024. Sage International’s IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a holistic framework of inquiry learning that encourages students to become creative, critical & reflective thinkers.  This inclusive programme emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging all students ages 11-16 (grades 6-10) to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects & the real world.   The MYP encourages students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways, take active responsibility for their own learning and reflect on how, what and why they are learning.

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