Sandia Prep Facts

Founded in 1966, Sandia Preparatory School is an independent co-ed college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12. Our rigorous, well-rounded program is designed to educate the whole person.  

Key SPS Facts
Campus 30 acres
Enrollment 580
Student-Teacher Ratio 7 to 1 
Average class size 15



More than 50% have served at SPS for 10 years or more

Nearly 60% hold advanced degrees
Endowment $6.53 million (7.31.14)
Tuition $20,885 including fees (2015-2016)
Financial Aid  Total aid awarded $2.58 million ((2015-2016)
36% of students receive financial aid
Diversity 52% identify themselves as students of color (2014-2015)
 No-Cut Athletics

75% of students participate; last year, 461 students played on 53 teams in 21 sports

Community Service 90% of students participate in this voluntary program, which is student-led and student-directed
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Non-Discriminatory Policy

Sandia Prep admits students of any sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs.

Accreditation and Membership

Sandia Prep is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the New Mexico Department of Education. Sandia Prep is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

 NAIS certifies that the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS), a member of the Commission on Accreditation, has voluntarily submitted to a rigorous and impartial review of its accreditation program and demonstrated its adherence to the Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices.  NAIS commends ISAS and confirms its confidence in the quality of the association’s accreditation program for its independent schools.