Independent College Preparatory

Grades 6 -12


SPS Teacher on Research Ship in Alaska

Our very own science teacher, Ms. Helen Haskell will be aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship Fairweather as part of her NOAA Teacher at Sea experience. During the month of June, Ms. Haskell will help conduct a hydrographic survey in Southeast Alaska by using SONAR to examine the ocean floor.

Studying the ocean floor is a way to learn more about plate tectonics, natural disasters, and coastline changes. Ms. Haskell is excited to bring her studies and experience back to Prep students in the fall. Follow her travels on her blog at here.

Sandia Prep Artists Show Work at Fiber Arts Fiesta

Gorgeous silk paintings from Prep seniors, Leyla Getz '17, Lili Shelby '17, and Evan Lewis '17 were featured in last weekend's Biannual Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta. The banners were a highlight of the youth exhibit, and Evan was awarded the Viewer's Choice Award.


Register for SummerPrep 2017!

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Tech, arts, and sports camps for students in PreK-12th grade.

Returning Favorites

  • Minecraft
  • Star Wars Jedi Training
  • Rocketry
  • Hogwarts School

New classes this Year

  • Super Hero Science
  • FantasyLand: Writing from Imagination
  • Dodgeball
  • New afternoon theater class producing Alice in Wonderland JR.

Two Full Theater Productions
  • Disney's Little Mermaid JR.
  • Singin' in the Rain JR.

Sixth Graders Study Antarctic Floats and Climate Change

Sixth graders in Ms. Helen Haskell's science class had the opportunity to examine a Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) float. The float is used to study earth science and how the climate is changing. It is very similar to the two Sandia Prep-sponsored floats (named Sundevil Sam and Sundevil Lion) currently in the Southern Ocean. Students will be able to figure out the Antarctic floats' real-time locations and use online data to conduct experiments. Visit to learn about the launch of our floats, and to find out where they are now, visit

Click the photo above to see more of 6th grade students studying the floats.

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