Why Sandia Prep?
- 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
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
What is First Choice?
Learn how your child can be considered for an early decision.
Tuition & Tuition Assistance
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 registration for the 2018 - 2019 school year will open in Summer 2018.
The 6th Grade Experience
Non-discriminatory Admission Policy
Sandia Prep Admission Office