Sandia Preparatory School

  • More than just a campus, Sandia Prep is a community, bringing together innovative, advanced classes, dynamic arts and athletics, and leadership opportunities for every type of student. At Sandia Preparatory School we provide remarkable opportunities for intellectual and personal growth within a challenging and balanced program for students in grades 6 - 12.
  • Our innovative college prep curriculum prepares students for success in college and beyond, and inspires each to find and achieve his or her purpose in the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia / Individualized Education Paln
Year Founded1966
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students501 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 52%
Students by Grade Sandia Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Clean, neat and in good repair )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 16 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,410
Tuition Notesfor 2020-2021
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorLaura Fitzpatrick
Admissions AssociatePatricia Snow


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.49 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
ACT Prep, Chess, DirtDevils Gardening, Empower Prep, Greendevils Environmental Club, Helping Hands Community Service, Japanese Club, La Chispa Literary Magazine, MathCounts, Medieval Times, Middle School Helping Hands Community Service Club, Mock Trial, Model U.N., Mountain Biking Club, National Honor Society, Native American Sandia Prep Alliance, Outdoor Leadership Program, Robotics, Sandglass Yearbook, Sandia Prep Refugee Alliance, Sandia Prep Times Student Newspaper, Senior Senate, Sewing, SPACE Makerspace, Spanish Model UN, Speech and Debate, Student Government Association, Student Relations Group (SURGE), Supercomputing Challenge, Table Tennis, World Language Alliance

Arts and Music Programs:
Beautify The School, Chorus, Clay, Instrumental Ensemble, International Thespian Club, Jazz Band, Music History, Musical Tech, Tech Theater, Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Camping Associates, Gaga Ball, Hiking Club, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Weight Training, Yoga

School Notes

  • Sandia Prep mission: 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.
  • 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; and Engaging as a vibrant community for the betterment of society.
  • Named a top private high school in New Mexico
  • Truly small class sizes (7:1 student - teacher ratio)
  • Dual enrollment courses for college credit
  • Engineering and programming track
  • Heritage Language Program
  • Extensive college counseling beginning in grade 9
  • Middle school arts and athletics
  • Test scores significantly higher than state averages
  • 100% of graduates accepted to 4-year colleges
  • Secure, closed campus
  • Nurse on staff
  • No-cut athletics produce state champions
  • Our advanced curriculum offers higher-level classes than AP.
  • We offer outstanding college counseling, with a 28 to 1 student-counselor ratio; many schools strive for a 45 to 1 ratio.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
After doing public elementary school in Albuquerque, we started Gabe in public middle school and quickly learned he was just a number. There was little if any customization and even less time to get help from the already overworked teachers. We started Sandia Prep and noticed a new interest in Science, Math, and Reading IMMEDIATELY! The best investment I've ever made!
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Sandia Prep is not focused on the same track for all students. The school embraces individuality and different learning styles so that all students can succeed.
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Sandia Prep is a very welcoming community that offers innovative courses with very small class sizes. I believe this, paired with their sports, arts, and extracurricular activities, is what makes them one of the best, if not the best, middle school and high school in the state.
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