10 Things We Believe

1 Educating is not a job; it is a calling.
2 Education is about the students. Their needs always come first.
3 The measure of our success is how we treat our most challenged student on his or her most challenging day.
4 We approach our work with confidence, not arrogance. We offer no apologies and make no comparisons.
5 Independence defines us as a school.
6 The great challenge of teaching at Sandia Prep is to meet each student where he or she is as a learner.
7 Teaching is not about us as faculty; we are senior partners — part of a team that includes students and parents.
8 Sandia Prep faculty members teach young people; the subject matter is simply a tool.
9 We must find ways to nurture and support students, colleagues and parents.
10 Our goal is to teach students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners.