Why Sandia Prep?

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After attending Sandia Prep since 6th grade, I made the decision to enroll at another school and take advantage of a new International Baccalaureate (IB) program being offered.  After a few months, it was clear:  the program could not begin to compare with the quality of academics, teachers, students or environment I had enjoyed at Sandia Prep.  The experience opened my eyes to those things I had taken for granted as a student at Sandia Prep, and began to miss — the same things for which I chose to return to Sandia Prep, to complete my high school education:  our gifted faculty and their inspiring teaching style; the strong relationships we have with our teachers; attending school with students who are motivated to work, learn and excel; and Sandia Prep’s caring, dedicated environment.  I am grateful to be back at Sandia Prep.  This is a very special place.            

Emily Friedman ’15

As an independent school, Sandia Prep is free to let passionate teachers create rich educational experiences that meet each student’s individual needs — and to offer the academic and co-curricular programs that best serve our students. We employ the philosophy, values, and approach to teaching that are right for our students.


Sandia Prep is:

  • Independently governed by a board of trustees
  • Fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, an accrediting agency with high standards
  • Supported by a combination of tuition payments, charitable contributions, and endowment revenue — and not by public funds.

Visit the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) resource, the Parents’ Guide to Independent Private Schools.