Sandia Preparatory School

Tel: (505)338-3000
Grades: 6-12 | 615 students
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The joy of learning and living is at the center of all we do.
Sandia Preparatory School provides remarkable opportunities for intellectual and personal growth within a challenging and balanced program.
As an extension of our families, Sandia Prep's diverse community inspires students to find their academic focus, talents and creativity.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1932

Student Body

Total Students 615 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade Sandia Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 15 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1759
Average ACT score 26

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,420
Tuition Notes for 2013-2014
% on Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,319
Admissions Director Laura Fitzpatrick
Admissions Associate Kristi Johnson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
DanceGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chorus, Greendevils Environmental Club, Instrumental Ensemble, International Thespian Club, Jazz Band, La Chispa literary magazine, Middle School Helping Hands community service club, Mock Trial, Model U.N., National Honor Society, Native American Sandia Prep Alliance, Outdoor Leadership Program, Sandglass yearbook, Sandia Prep Radio International, Sandia Prep Times student newspaper, Student Government Association, Supercomputing Challenge, Theater, Upper School One Direction community service club, World Language Alliance Chorus, Jazz Band, Mock Trial, Model U.N., Theater, Greendevils Environmental Club,
Instrumental Ensemble,
International Thespian Club,
La Chispa literary magazine,
Middle School Helping Hands community service club,
National Honor Society,
Native American Sandia Prep Alliance,
Outdoor Leadership Program,
Sandglass yearbook,
Sandia Prep Radio International,
Sandia Prep Times student newspaper,
Student Government Association,
Supercomputing Challenge,
Upper School One Direction community service club,
World Language Alliance,

School Notes

  • At Sandia Prep –
  • We offer extraordinary academics within an exceptional college prep program.
  • Our advanced curriculum offers higher level classes than AP.
  • We offer small classes, with a 7.5 to 1 student-teacher ratio.
  • We offer outstanding college counseling, with a 28 to 1 student-counselor ratio; many schools strive for a 45 to 1 ratio.
  • We help your child develop as a whole person and an individual.
  • 10 Things We Believe
  • 1.   Educating is not a job; it is a calling. 
  • 2.   Education is about the students. Their needs always come first. 
  • 3.   The measure of our successis how we treat our most challenged student on his or her worst day.  
  • 4.   We must approach our work with confidence, not arrogance. We offer no apologies and make no comparisons. 
  • 5.   Independence defines us as a school. 
  • 6.   The great challengeof teaching at Sandia Prep is to meet each student where he or she is as a learner. 
  • 7.   Teaching is not about us as faculty; we are senior partners — part of a teamthat includes students and parents. 
  • 8.   Sandia Prep faculty members teach young people; the subject matter is simply a tool. 
  • 9.   We must find ways to nurture and supportseemingly difficult students, colleagues and parents. 
  • 10. Our goal is to teach students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners.
  • Sandia Prep's Vision:
  • We will inspire our students to discover their purposes in the world by:Developing essential skills and intellectual potential through challenging academics;Cultivating a socially responsible environment of innovation and creativity; andEngaging as a vibrant community for the betterment of society.

Profile last updated: 03/26/2016

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