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Sandia Prep is an independent college prep school serving grades 6 - 12
The Future Goes to Sandia Prep.

At Sandia Prep, 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.

Sandia Prep Fast Facts


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

2020 - 2021 Curriculum Guide
Click on the image above or here to view the 2021 - 2022 Curriculum Guide.

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

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

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 2021 - 2022 to learn more.

Sandia Prep offers bus service from three locations -- the Westside near Corrales, the Northeast Heights, and the Ridgecrest/UNM area. All three buses offer morning pick-ups and afternoon drop-offs. Contact our Admission Office at 505.338.3007 or to learn more. 

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.

Applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year are now open! Click here to start your application.
If you are interested in applying for the current 2021-2022 school year, please contact our Admission Department at

Important Admission Dates for Families Applying for the 2022 - 2023 academic year

First Choice Applications Due
November 15, 2021
First Choice Tuition Assistance Applications Due
November 22, 2021
First Choice Notification of Admission Decision
December 7, 2021
First Choice Contracts and Deposits Due
January 31, 2022
General Pool Applications Due
January 7, 2022
General Pool Tuition Assistance Applications Due
January 14, 2022
General Pool Notification of Admission Decision
February 25, 2022
General Pool Contracts and Deposits Due
March 7, 2022

Admission Testing Dates
Multiple testing dates are offered throughout the year. Families can sign up for a test date via the Admission Portal.

Admission Office
Phone: 505.338.3007
Fax: 505.212.0109
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.