• Summer of Research for SPS Junior

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Sandia Prep junior Juhee Patel '16 participated in the University of New Mexico’s Research Experience for High School Students (REHSS) program this summer. The program gives students the opportunity to learn about and experience scientific research. Read more and view photos.

  • 2014 Alumni Weekend Brings SPS Community Together

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Our 2014 Alumni Weekend was the best yet! On July 12, over 400 community members joined us on campus for a evening of reminiscing and fun with former students and their families and faculty and staff. Read more and view photos.

  • Sandia Prep Garden in the News

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Students enrolled in SummerPrep's Organic Gardening: From Seed to Market class were featured in the Metro / New Mexico section of July 9's Albuquerque Journal. Course instructor Karen Lyall was also interviewed about her 15 years tending the garden. Read the full story.

  • Life Changing: Border Studies Move Beyond the Classroom

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Students in Sandia Prep's Spanish 5A: Border Studies class traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to participate in an immigration education program, where they met with individuals living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Read the full story.

  • Students Plant Crops in Sandia Prep's School Garden

    Posted May 15, 2014

    The 6th graders planted sweet potatoes and a “Three Sisters” plot (corn, beans, and squash) in the garden on May 14. They will harvest these crops during the annual 7th grade Harvest Festival in the fall. If you would like to volunteer in the garden this summer, please contact Karen Lyall at 974-1799 or

  • China!

    Posted May 13, 2014

    From helping fourth-graders with their English vocabulary to hiking the Great Wall, the students, parents, and faculty members who traveled to China over spring break 2014 returned with warm memories and a broader understanding of the country’s rich culture and history.

  • Explore Bhutan and Japan

    Posted June 6, 2014

    In June 2015, Sandia Prep History Chair Tom Gentry-Funk will lead an excursion to Asia, with stops in Tokyo and Kyoto and a 10-day adventure of service and rafting in Bhutan. Learn more.

  • Sandia Prep Receives $1.2 Million Gift

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Sandia Prep has received a gift of $1.2 million from the family of the School’s founding headmaster, the late Reverend Paul G. Saunders, to establish the Saunders Family Financial Aid Fund fund. The gift was made from the estate of the late Keith Saunders, Paul's son. The fund will provide tuition assistance for Sandia Prep students. Read more.

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SPS Alumni In The News

Harvard senior and Sandia Prep alumnus Alex McCue '10 roasted Grammy Award-winning recording artist, actor and author LL Cool J during Harvard's Cultural Rhythm's festival.  Read more and see the photo. 

SPS alumnus Jordan Hanssen '00 is an adventurer, author, Guinness World Record holder, and founder of educational nonprofit, OAR Northwest.  OAR Northwest explores the world's water under human power, while performing research and delivering innovative STEM curriculum to classrooms. Read the interview with Jordan Hanssen in 532 magazine.

Sandia Prep alumna Laura Matzen '99 and her team are conducting brain research at Sandia National Laboratories.  Read more.