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SAGE Center for Gifted

  • (720) 438-9620
  • 957 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria, California 93013


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SAGE Center for Gifted is a premier resource, consulting, assessment, and educational services center to support parents of gifted children who are seeking guidance for their children.

SAGE Center was founded in 2012 by Renu B. Rose, with educational degrees from Harvard University, and over 25 years of experience working with gifted and twice-exceptional children and their families.

Located in Carpenteria, we serve families in the Santa Barbara area. Our Los Angeles office is at 10845 Lindbrook Drive, Suite 206, five minutes from UCLA in Westwood Village. We are opening an office in La Jolla in June 2018. In addition, SAGE Center has four locations in Colorado: Denver, Boulder, Louisville, and Lakewood.

Our range of services includes Parent Consultations, Identification and Assessment of Giftedness, Identification and Assessment of Learning Differences and Psychological Needs, Educational Services for Gifted Students, Psychotherapy Services for Gifted Students, School Placement Guidance, SAT/ACT College Prep and Coaching Support, and more. Visit to see our full description.

SAGE Center for Gifted is a member of National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the California Association for the Gifted (CAG), and the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT).

We are available for phone support with one central phone number for all national locations by calling 720-438-9620. Skype consultations are also recommended.

Parents are welcome to contact Renu Rose, Executive Director at and we can schedule assessment reservations. Thank you!


“Renu’s charismatic personality in working with children and parents is the spark that ignites understanding, acceptance and success at school and home. Her knowledge, understanding, and expertise regarding the gifted child is amazing. She is the consummate educator. Renu is well known for her ability to communicate effectively with teachers and parents about a child’s strengths and challenges. As the Head of School and Executive Director at (a private school in Boulder) for many years, she warmly welcomed gifted children and worked tirelessly to help them love who they were, and supported them to become well rounded individuals. Her goal for the children she works with is to help them become happy and successful not only academically but socially and emotionally as well. Her outstanding training and knowledge of the multiple intelligence model of giftedness has been critical in the development of her holistic honoring of these children and the unique vision she has created in the schools she has led. Working with Renu is an uplifting and life changing experience.”

- Suzanne M. Hamm, Ph.D

“Renu Rose is a visionary when it comes to creating a fertile environment to help children who are gifted succeed and excel in school and life. While compassionately honoring each child’s individual gifts, needs, and feelings, Ms. Rose also creates the structure and systems that allow for accountability and progress, in an environment of peace and positivity. It often seems that one must choose between a supportive and compassionate environment, or one of achievement and accountability. Renu Rose has the unusual ability to find the right balance time and again. Her in-tune intuition, personal love of learning, expertise and extreme care for these children combine to create a powerful experience for students, families, and educators as a team. Any family working with Ms. Rose as a “guide to giftedness” will surely feel a great sense of relief, knowing they are in the best of hands.”

- Elizabeth Karsell Horne, Director, Colorado School of Acting

“You have found a rare gem in Renu Rose and her new SAGE Center. My wife and I first met Renu in 2010 when we came to her for help because of our frustration with schools that were not able to take care of our gifted son properly. She allowed for two hours in her schedule to address our concerns. I was touched deeply by her unique combination of compassion, Harvard-intellect, and intuitive ability to lead her school and her teachers. She completely understood how to guide our son and how to serve his best and highest good. I am happy for your child that you have found this website.”

- Sherif Sakr

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