Testimonials

See what students, graduates, parents and our accrediting body have to say about Sage Day schools of New Jersey:

“We had 68 students out-of-district who are now down to 34 out-of-district.” Walter Curioni, Director of Special Services in Randolph, NJ

“Sage is a small, safe, therapeutic community…” Christopher Leonard, Director of School Operations

“This is a safe haven – a place to be yourself…in a judgment-free environment” Matthew Cicitta, Alumna

“If someone were to ask me about Sage, I would sum it up in one word – lifesaving.” Caryn Reiman, Parent

“When he started school this past September, I didn’t see any anxiety at all..” Gillian Baur, Parent

“I think it’s important for districts to not be afraid of the Naples Placement.” Mary Rose Scalo, Principal

“I’ve never seen a program that digs as deep as Sage” David Strauss, Therapist

“Sage was the first place that I ever felt at home” Christine Campbell, Alumna

“Thank you Sage, you have worked miracles with my life” Alyssa Jaffe, Alumna

“Kids who never could make friends, make friends when they walk out of here.” Kathy Carliner, Parent

“Seeing the student transformations make my job truly worthwhile.” Janet Bertelli, Clinical Director

“Thriving and not just surviving is a guiding principle to what we do.” John Reilly, Executive Director

“Therapy is not a bad thing, it’s actually a gift.” Christa Hughes, Parent

“Not every school can provide a level of personal relationships with our students that help them succeed.” Dan Montesano, College & Career Coordinator

“An institution like Sage should be in every town.” Alex Petronella, Parent

David E. Mullen, chair of the accreditation team, Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, closing address

Each of the Sage Day Schools is a unique and precious community, providing a uniquely safe and supportive academic and therapeutic environment for young people to regain their confidence both as students and human beings, and helping them move on to the next stage in their lives. Sage Day is more than a place, it is a culture where every student feels respected, valued, and supported.”

 

Parent of a Sage Day graduate

Two years ago my son was depressed and hopeless about school. We were desperate to get our son’s life back on track and hoped that we wouldn’t have to sacrifice academics in the process. Today, my son is graduating and has been accepted to college. We don’t think he would be where he is today without the support and care of Sage Day staff. If you are a parent who has lost hope, Sage Day will make a great difference in your life.”

 

Sage Day student

“I wanted to thank you for believing in me when I could not believe in myself. You all have changed my life in so many ways I cannot even start to tell you. Even though you gave me a hard time sometimes, I realize now that it was for my own good. I just wanted to thank you for giving me a place in life when I thought I had none.”

 

 

Parent of a Sage Day student

“Sage Day has been a blessing to our family. Our son interviewed at several schools and he immediately felt that Sage was the right environment for him, as did I. Graduation day was lovely… it was clear [the students] have all benefited and blossomed in various ways — a true testament to the dedication of Sage’s staff. We have nothing but the highest regard and recommendations for Sage Day.”