Top 5 Best Santa Fe County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 27 private schools serving 2,789 students in Santa Fe County, NM (there are 49 public schools, serving 18,785 public students). 13% of all K-12 students in Santa Fe County, NM are educated in private schools (compared to the NM state average of 7%).
The top ranked private schools in Santa Fe County, NM include Camino De Paz School, Rio Grande School and St. Michaels High School.
The average acceptance rate is 85%, which is lower than the New Mexico private school average acceptance rate of 87%.
22% of private schools in Santa Fe County, NM are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Santa Fe County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Camino De Paz School
Camino De Paz School Photo - Using unit ratio to calculate number of quarts of milk needed to make yogurt.
Montessori School
(5)
03A Camino De Paz
Santa Cruz, NM 87567
(505) 747-9717
Grades: 7-10
| 36 students
Holy Cross Catholic School
(Catholic)
1331 State Road 76
Santa Cruz, NM 87567
(505) 753-4644
Grades: PK-7
| 98 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
| 405 students
Santa Fe Prep School
1101 Camino De Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 982-1829
Grades: 7-12
| 318 students
1101 Camino Cruz De Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 982-3181
Grades: 7-12
| 325 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
| 217 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: PK-6
| 195 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
| 50 students
The Childrens School
Daycare / Preschool
1060 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-8924
Grades: NS
| 18 students
Desert Academy
Desert Academy Photo - Students headed to Europe for 12 days of Spring break 2016! Itinerary includes London, Paris and Barcelona.
Special Program Emphasis
7300 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 992-8284
Grades: 6-12
| 123 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
| 77 students
Dragonfly School
Daycare / Preschool
935 Alto St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 995-9869
Grades: NS
| 48 students
Edgewood Christian School
(Christian)
87 St. Road 344
Edgewood, NM 87015
(505) 281-5091
Grades: PK-6
| 29 students
Fayette St. Academy
(9)
830 Fayette St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 982-3396
Grades: Inquire with school
| 33 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
La Mariposa Montessori Photo
Montessori School
(1)
18 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 995-9659
Grades: PK-6
| 98 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-3
| 38 students
May Center For Learning
Special Education School
1200 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-7407
Grades: K-8
| 62 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
| 39 students
Santa Fe School For The Arts & Sciences
Santa Fe School For The Arts & Sciences Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(6)
5912 Jaguar Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 438-8585
Grades: NS-8
| 138 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: Inquire with school
| 17 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Santa Fe County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Santa Fe County, NM?
The top ranked private schools in Santa Fe County, NM include Camino De Paz School, Rio Grande School and St. Michaels High School.
How many private schools are located in Santa Fe County, NM?
27 private schools are located in Santa Fe County, NM.
How diverse are private schools in Santa Fe County, NM?
Santa Fe County, NM private schools are approximately 37% minority students, which is lower than the New Mexico private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in Santa Fe County, NM go to private school?
13% of all K-12 students in Santa Fe County, NM are educated in private schools (compared to the NM state average of 7%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Santa Fe County, NM?
22% of private schools in Santa Fe County, NM are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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