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.
Why Sandia Prep?
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
|GENERAL POOL AND FIRST CHOICE ADMISSION DEADLINES|
|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|
|ADMISSION TESTING DATES|
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
What is the First Choice 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 email@example.com.
Sandia Prep offers bus service to and from Albuquerque's Northeast Heights, Westside, and the University of New Mexico/Ridgecrest area.
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.