Balanced Program


A strong academic program is the heart of our college preparatory curriculum. Sandia Prep offers rigorous preparation in English, journalism, mathematics, laboratory science, history, modern languages (Spanish and French), and computer technology.

Sixth grade students at SPS enroll in extended class sessions of reading and language arts and 7th and 8th-graders may study either French or Spanish. Fine arts, journalism, photography, physical education, and computer classes are required. Middle School students may pursue advanced work in math and languages.

Upper School (High School) students at Sandia Prep follow a challenging college preparatory curriculum. Multiple years of study in English, history, mathematics, science, modern languages, and fine arts or communication are required, creating a well-rounded program. Our approach is also structured to encourage students to develop powerful and effective skills in various forms of written expression. Elective courses in art, music, history, communication, theater and other areas give students the chance to pursue a variety of topics, including new classes in radio and television broadcasting and filmmaking.

During the last month of the school year, each senior participates in a Senior Experience, completing an internship in a selected field. This program offers each graduating senior a unique opportunity to explore future career possibilities.

Individualized College Counseling

Sandia Prep’s excellent college counseling program is unique in Albuquerque.Sandia Prep’s excellent college counseling program is unique in Albuquerque. Our one-on-one process begins in the student’s Junior year, allowing our expert college counselors to work intensely with each student and family. Our goal is to help each student and family make an appropriate college placement. As a college preparatory school, one of the most important things we do is to help each of our students find and be admitted to the best colleges suited to his or her needs and goals.

As teachers and advisors, our college counselors have established personal relationships with students long before the college search begins. In Junior/Senior Seminar, students meet weekly with counselors to work on the college selection process. Faculty members assess student interests and aptitudes and meet with parents to discuss college choices. By the end of the Junior year, each SPS student has prepared a college application and essay and compiled a list of 10 suitable colleges. Our counselors then continue to work with students as they apply to colleges and choose the schools they will attend.

Our counselors place great emphasis on helping students secure financial aid and scholarships for college. We identify schools that are likely to provide aid of various kinds and review awards to ensure families receive ample financial support. After graduation, alumni can count on Sandia Prep’s assistance through college, graduate school, and beyond.

We like Prep’s emphasis on academic excellence and the well-rounded program designed to develop the individual, leader and citizen. The result is exceptional students thoroughly prepared to excel at the university level."

Jay Weingardt, Owner- The Fitness Superstore & parent of Collin '12, Kendall '10 & Karin '15