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Our students take meaningful risks in a supportive community while learning who they are and who they want to become.


Through a blend of contemporary and traditional education, our students think creatively, critically, and without limits. They grow in confidence and resilience as they navigate the world.

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Why Sandia Prep?

  • Earned an A+ rating and recognized as a top private school in New Mexico
  • 100% graduation rate with all grads accepted to college
  • 7:1 student - teacher ratio
  • Truly small class sizes with an average of 15 students per class
  • Engineering & coding program
  • Vast middle school and upper 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, and UNM/Ridgecrest areas
  • Our Center for Learning Excellence supports students with learning differences.
  • Parental involvement is not only welcomed, it is encouraged.
  • A member of the Kindness Club and Harvard University's "Making Caring Common" campaign
  • More than a campus. We're a community.

Tips for Interested Families

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. Applying for Financial Aid? Familiarize yourself with the process. Sandia Prep offers tuition assistance for most income levels. In fact, approximately 40% 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.

Important Admission Dates

 Admission dates for families applying for the 2020 - 2021 school year. 

Sunday, October 13, 2019 Open House
Monday, November 18, 2019 First Choice Applications Due
Monday, November 25, 2019 First Choice Financial Aid Applications Due
Monday, December 9, 2019 First Choice Notification of Admission Decision
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 First Choice Contracts & Deposits Due
Monday, February 10, 2020 General Pool Applications Due
Friday, February 21, 2020 General Pool Financial Aid Applications Due
Friday, March 27, 2020 General Pool Admission Decision
Thursday, April 9, 2020 General Pool Contracts & Deposits Due
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Testing at Sandia Prep
Saturday, December 7, 2019 Testing (Off-campus)
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Testing at Sandia Prep
Saturday, February 1, 2020 Testing (Off-campus)
Saturday, February 8, 2020 Testing at Sandia Prep
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 In-session campus tour
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 In-session campus tour
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Saturday tour during admission testing
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 In-session campus tour
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 In-session campus tour
Thursday, January 9, 2020 In-session campus tour
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Saturday tour during admission testing
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 In-session campus tour
Saturday, February 8, 2020 Saturday tour during admission testing

Admission Information Packet

View the 2020-2021 Application Booklet by clicking the booklet cover above.

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What is the First Choice Program?

The First Choice Program is an early decision privilege for any family who knows that Sandia Prep is their first choice.

Contact our Admission Team at or 505.338.3007 to learn how your child can be considered for our early decision program.

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance is available for most income levels. In fact, approximately 40% of our current students receive tuition assistance. View Sandia Prep's tuition for 2019-2020. 

Online applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will open on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. If you would like to apply for the 2019-2020 academic year, please contact our Admission Office at 505.338.3007 or

Curriculum Guide

Bus Service

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

Click here to view more information and register for Sandia Prep bus service.

The 6th Grade Experience

What can your 6th grader look forward to at Sandia Prep? Find out here.

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.

Admission Office
Fax: 505.212.0109