Top 5 Best Santa Fe Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 22 private schools serving 2,349 students in Santa Fe, NM (there are 45 public schools, serving 18,243 public students). 11% of all K-12 students in Santa Fe, NM are educated in private schools compared to the NM state average of 7%.
The best top ranked private schools in Santa Fe, NM include St. Michaels High School, Santo Ninos Regional Catholic School and Santa Fe School For The Arts & Sciences.
The average acceptance rate is 82%, which is lower than the New Mexico private school average acceptance rate of 87%.
18% of private schools in Santa Fe, NM are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

Top Ranked Santa Fe Private Schools (2022-23)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Journey Montessori School
Journey Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(3)
1212 Unity Way
Santa Fe, NM 87506
(505) 652-1986
Grades: NS-8
| 50 students
Rio Grande School
Rio Grande School Photo - 1st grader with our Technology Director in the Media Lab.
715 Camino Cabra
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-1621
Grades: PK-6
| 184 students
St. Michaels High School
St. Michaels High School Photo
(Catholic)
(6)
100 Siringo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-7353
Grades: 7-12
| 480 students
Santa Fe Prep School
1101 Camino De Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 982-1829
Grades: 7-12
| 318 students
5912 Jaguar Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 438-8585
Grades: NS-8
| 138 students
Santa Fe Waldorf School
Santa Fe Waldorf School Photo - Students learn best through their own observations and discoveries. The Waldorf approach encourages students to observe carefully and think clearly about the world before them. Instead of presenting answers, the teacher poses questions that lead the student to insight and knowledge founded in experience.
(1)
26 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 983-9727
Grades: NS-12
| 224 students
Santo Ninos Regional Catholic School
Santo Ninos Regional Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
23 College Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 424-1766
Grades: NS-6
| 277 students
Adventist Academy Of Santa Fe
Adventist Academy Of Santa Fe Photo - Lower Grade Teacher, Miss Elisa Hernandez, having calendar time with the Kindergarten class.
(Seventh Day Adventist)
702 Bishops Lodge Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 954-1845
Grades: K-9
| 20 students
Childrens Garden Montessori
Childrens Garden Montessori Photo - Boy with globe
Montessori School
(1)
710 Old Las Vegas Hwy
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 466-1251
Grades: PK-K
| 62 students
The Childrens School
Daycare / Preschool
1060 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-8924
Grades: NS
| 18 students
Desert Montessori School
Desert Montessori School Photo - Welcome to DMS!
Montessori School
(1)
316 Camino Delora
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-8212
Grades: PK-6
| 88 students
Dragonfly School
Daycare / Preschool
935 Alto St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 995-9869
Grades: NS
| 48 students
Fayette St Academy
(7)
830 Fayette St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 982-3396
Grades: K-7
| 36 students
Garcia Street Club, Inc.
Daycare / Preschool
569 Garcia St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-9512
Grades: PK-K
| 75 students
The Gentle Nudge
Daycare / Preschool
1341 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-0879
Grades: NS-PK
| 33 students
La Casita Pre School And Kindergarten
Daycare / Preschool
438 Alamo Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-2803
Grades: NS-PK
| 18 students
La Mariposa Montessori
Montessori School
(1)
18 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 995-9659
Grades: PK-7
| 85 students
Little Earth School
Little Earth School Photo - Winter on the playground!
Alternative School
321 W Zia Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 988-1968
Grades: PK-2
| 41 students
May Center For Learning
Special Education School
1200 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-7407
Grades: PK-8
| 53 students
Santa Fe Girls' School
Santa Fe Girls' School Photo - STRONG Girls SMART Choice
All-girls
(1)
310 W Zia Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 820-3188
Grades: 6-8
| 46 students
Temple Beth Shalom Preschool
Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
205 E Barcelona Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 982-6888
Grades: PK-K
| 45 students
The Tutorial School
Special Program Emphasis
400 Brunn School Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 988-1859
Grades: 5-12
| 10 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
316 Camino Delora
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-8411
Grades: K-8
| 69 students
Desert Academy (Closed 2020)
Special Program Emphasis
7300 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 992-8284
Grades: 6-12
| 135 students
La Casa Feliz (Closed 2014)
Daycare / Preschool
1519 5th St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 982-4896
Grades: K-1
| 50 students
275 E Alameda Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-0331
Grades: PK-6
| 278 students

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