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Academics is our top priority. Balance is our core value. Community makes us who we are.
At Sandia Prep, we offer a college prep education and so much more. Schedule a Tour or Request more information about Sandia Prep.
We can't wait to meet you! Come visit our community and feel the Sandia Prep difference.

Why Sandia Prep?

We are an independent, college preparatory school serving grades 6-12 in the Albuquerque area.
  • 100% graduation rate with all grads accepted to college
  • 7:1 student - teacher ratio
  • Earned an A+ rating and recognized as a top private school in New Mexico
  • Truly small class sizes with an average of 15 students per class
  • Engineering & coding program
  • Vast middle school arts and sports
  • Recognized as one of the safest campuses in Albuquerque
  • Comprehensive visual and performing arts at all grade levels
  • No-cut athletics produce state champions
  • Bus service to and from NE Heights & Westside
  • More than a campus. We're a community.

Tips for Interested Families

1. Assume that sending your child to Sandia Preparatory School is financially possible.
Sandia Prep offers tuition assistance for most income levels. In fact, 39% of our current students receive tuition assistance. Investment in elementary, middle, and high school prepares students for a lifetime of academic and career success. Moreover, independent and private schools can provide expertise in securing funding for college when the time comes. Learn more about Tuition Assistance.

2. Start early.
It is often hard for parents to believe that the application process starts around September for enrollment the following school year. The admission process has a few steps, and you will position your child better if you allow plenty of time for your family to complete the application. Learn more about our Application Process.

3. Do your research ahead of time by talking to families who have students at the school.
Ask them about their children's learning, and just as importantly, their overall happiness. Are their children engaged, challenged, and supported? What is the stress-level like? What kind of athletic and extracurricular activities will be available to your child? How are parents included in the school community? Ask families to explain how the school supports academic and personal growth at all grade levels.

4. Don't sweat the test.
Most schools care more about school engagement and performance than just test scores. Putting pressure on your child can create undue anxiety and hinder test performance.

Important Admission Dates

Admission Dates for 2018 - 2019 School Year
Monday, October 1, 2018 Student Visits Begin
Sunday, October 21, 2018 Open House
Friday, November 16, 2018 First Choice Applications Due
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Testing at Sandia Preparatory School
Monday, November 19, 2018 First Choice Tuition Assistance Applications Due
Saturday, December 1, 2018 Testing (Off-campus)
Monday, December 10, 2018 First Choice Notification of Admission Decision
Friday, January 11, 2019 First Choice Contracts & Deposits Due
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Testing at Sandia Prep
Saturday, February 2, 2019 Testing (Off-campus)
Saturday, February 9, 2019 Testing at Sandia Prep
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Applications Due
Friday, February 22, 2019 Tuition Assistance Applications Deadline
Thursday, March 22, 2019 Notification of Admission Decision
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Sundevil Sneak Peek
Friday, April 5, 2019 Contracts & Deposits Due

Admission Information Packet

Click here to download additional 2018-2019 Admission information. For a complete Admission packet, please contact our Admission Team at or 505.338.3007.

The 2017-2018 (current academic year) Admission information packet is available here.

What is First Choice?

First Choice is an early decision privilege for any family who knows that Sandia Prep is their first choice.
Learn how your child can be considered for an early decision.

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance is available for most income levels.

PLEASE NOTE: We are still accepting applications for the 2018 - 19 school year, but please note that all tuition assistance packages have been allocated for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Feel free to contact us with questions.

View Sandia Prep's tuition for 2017-2018.

Bus Service

Sandia Prep offers bus service to and from Albuquerque's Northeast Heights, Westside, and the University of New Mexico/Ridgecrest area.

Bus registration for the 2018 - 2019 school year will open in Summer 2018.

The 6th Grade Experience

What can your 6th grader look forward to at Sandia Prep?

Non-discriminatory Admission Policy

Sandia Preparatory School shall admit students of any race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

Sandia Prep Admission Office
phone: 505.338.3007
fax: 505.212.0109