Santa Fe School For The Arts & Sciences

5912 Jaguar Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507-0875
Tel: (505)438-8585
Grades: NS-8 | 114 students
Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences is committed to academic excellence, developed through Expeditionary Learning and a multicultural art and science enriched curriculum, in an environment of respect, inclusion and diversity.
Our goals are to develop each child's personal talents and a life-long passion for learning and exploration; to create a caring environment where each child has opportunities for self-expression and growth; and to encourage the values of friendship, leadership, world citizenship and service.
This school is unique in integrating the sciences, math, humanities and multicultural arts into all aspects of the strong academic curriculum.
We have a very diverse student body and a global educational focus.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Differences supported
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 114 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade Santa Fe School For The Arts & Sciences Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 19 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Respectful attire)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade.
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cycling, Dance, Fencing, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCycling,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. BMX, Soccer, Lacrosse,, Percussion,, Robotics, Homework Club,, Rock Band, Cello, Guitar (electric and acoustic), Voice, Piano, Violin, Jewelry Design, Digital Photography, Filmmaking Class,, Yoga & Drama, Art Club, Ceramics Club, Creative Writing, Percussion,, BMX, Soccer, Lacrosse,,
Robotics, Homework Club,,
Rock Band, Cello, Guitar (electric and acoustic), Voice, Piano, Violin, Jewelry Design, Digital Photography, Filmmaking Class,,
Yoga & Drama, Art Club, Ceramics Club, Creative Writing,,

School Notes:

  • Our school has worked to create a culture of respect where students learn to be compassionate and accepting towards themselves and others. When students are empowered to accept themselves, they then naturally begin to reach out to help others. We believe all students can be successful and find their way when they believe in themselves. Our dedication to creating a safe and respectful learning environment has led us to be known as a "sanctuary school".  

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Mission Viejo Christian Academy (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mission Viejo Christian Academy (2.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mission Viejo Christian Academy (2.4 miles away)
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  • Santa Fe
    Grades: PK-11 | 189 students
    2.4 miles
    4601 Mission Bend
    Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • Santa Fe
    Grades: K-7 | 356 students
    2.6 miles
    23 College Dr
    Santa Fe, NM 87508
  • Santa Fe
    Small World Learning
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 8 students
    3.9 miles
    2520 Cactus Ln
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Santa Fe
    Temple Baptist Christian School
    Alternative School (Baptist)
    Grades: K-12 | 38 students
    4 miles
    2103 Yucca Street
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Santa Fe
    La Casa Feliz
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K-1 | 50 students
    4.6 miles
    1519 5th St
    Santa Fe, NM 87505

School Reviews

After waiting 3 years to get in my children arrived in Pre K and 1st grade! And boy did our lives change. This school does half my parenting for me. Each day my children are returned to me more mature, more open, more self assured and wiser. I come from a very elite east coast private school background and I wish I had a school like this when I was growing up. I wish the public schools could embrace a fraction of what our school does. This school turns out kids who WANT to be the best; they are pushed to be the best and at the expense of others. As they rise they take their friends with them! I was going to move back east and the sole reason I stayed was because I wanted this school to do its magic with my kids through 8th grade! It is an honor to be a part of this school and my whole family has benefitted from it. There is a very diverse socio-economic student body too which we love! My kids know to accept any and all and see good in everyone. The school prides itself on having a well rounded student body and the shape of the student body brings together many cultures and ways of being which in itself is an education. Again, if only all these fancy private schools and our struggling public schools could embrace a fraction of what this school teaches our children about themselves and humanity daily the world boo g forward would be a better place indeed.
- Posted by Parent, 12/19/14
I feel gratitude for this special school. There is a culture of respect, inclusion and diversity. Personal expression is celebrated. I highly recommend it!
- Posted by Parent, 10/10/14
Our three years at SFSAS have been exceptional. The teachers encourage curiosity and a passion for learning. The school embraces itself as a sanctuary, where children and parents practice kindness, supportiveness, and empathy. Any issues that do arise are handled in an objective and thoughtful way. I am particularly fond of the expeditionary learning concept. It is a highly effective way for students to think globally and in a cross-disciplinary way.
- Posted by Parent, 10/10/14
All three of my children have had a wonderful educational experience at SFSAS. The teachers are excellent, very dedicated, caring and inspiring. They are constantly improving the curriculum and working with children to address their individual needs. There is a wonderful culture of respect and integrity, and my kids have always been genuinely happy about going to school every day. The academics are strong and comprehensive, and even more importantly, the children at this school are inspired to nurture a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge that will help them to excel and succeed for the rest of their lives. We are so happy to be part of this wonderful school.
- Posted by Parent, 09/18/14
Challenging curriculum, attention to students'' social and emotional learning, good culture of respect, diversity, creativity and compassion. Every teacher is a master teacher and teachers from the community observe classes, students are excited and engaged, middle school program includes mentorships, overseas trips, digital arts, moving picture; Scholastic Magazine even did a story with a headline that said "The Kindest School on Earth!"
- Posted by Parent, 02/14/13
Wonderful school in so many ways. The middle school program has strong academics, Japanese (excellent), French, Spanish, Algebra, Moving Images, Digital Arts, Humanities, Science and English. Each instructor pushes the child to go above and beyond and to thoroughly challenge themselves. I''ve seen my children transform in just a few short months to new levels of ability and self esteem. The focus is on understanding our world and being an agent of change within it. The expeditionary learning model means they study a particular subject in depth throughout the year. In science that meant studying beaver dams, trips to the SF River, chemical analysis, taxonomy, etc. GREAT school!
- Posted by Parent, 06/01/12

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