Sunset Mesa Schools

  • Sunset Mesa Schools, Inc is providing a quality educational foundation for children in Preschool through Grade 5 since 1948.
  • Sunset Mesa students participate in a broad range of intellectual, artistic, and physical activities.
  • They are challenged to become productive, responsible, and caring people by learning sound values, compassion, and ethical behavior.
  • Our students are encouraged to think and act independently, develop good study habits, solve problems, and think critically.
  • It is our purpose to give children a strong foundation upon which to build their future educational and life experiences--an investment which will pay interest for a lifetime.
  • At Sunset Mesa, we believe in the positive value of our students' mistakes.
  • Learning from mistakes, rather than feeling ashamed, is an important part of an education here.
  • The key is that students keep trying--the attitude and work ethic that this inspires is a necessary ingredient in the recipe for success beyond Sunset Mesa and throughout life.

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Sunset Mesa Schools places among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
National Independent Private Schools Association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students333 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade Sunset Mesa Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorMollie Krattiger
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Albuquerque
    Grades: PK-12 | 1156 students
    4.7 miles
    8005 Louisiana Blvd NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    4.7 PK-12
  • Albuquerque
    Grades: PK-8 | 152 students
    4.4 miles
    7201b Montgomery Blvd Ne
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    4.4 PK-8
  • Albuquerque
    Grades: K-5 | 69 students
    10 miles
    6104 Taylor Ranch Road Nw
    Albuquerque, NM 87120
    10 K-5
  • Albuquerque
    Grades: PK-5 | 468 students
    8.2 miles
    1801 Central Ave NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87104
    8.2 PK-5
  • Albuquerque
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    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-6 | 190 students
    4.1 miles
    9360 Holly Avenue NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87122
    4.1 NS-6

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The average private school tuition in Albuquerque, NM is $6,988 for elementary schools and $15,386 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Albuquerque, NM is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).