Santa Fe School For The Arts & Sciences
5.00 (6 reviews)
- 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.
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Students with learning differences accepted on a case by case basis, to ensure we can serve each student's specific needs|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Weekly Summer Camps vary ~ $280 per week.|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||136 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 51%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||16 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||20 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Nov. 15 / Feb. 15|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition varies: $9900 for Preschool through 6th Grade, $11,800 for Middle School|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Satara Bixby|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||9 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Architechure, Dungeons & Dragons, Guitar, Homework Club, Magic the Gathering, Moving Images, Piano, Soccer, Voice
- 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".
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Santa Fe Grades: NS-6 | 158 students
715 Camino Cabra
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505)983-1621 7.7 NS-6
- Santa Fe Grades: K-12 | 20 students
702 Bishops Lodge Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505)954-1845 7.7 K-12
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 - Me212
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 - herre
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 - inter
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 - lisas
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 - perli
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 - avela
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