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Our Campus May be Closed, but the Learning Continues

Sandia Prep is known for its strong sense of community. Now, more than ever, we are here to support our students, families, and community. Though the delivery may be different, our goal remains the same: To teach students how to think creatively and critically while learning who they are and who they want to become.
Prospective and Applicant Families: Our campus is closed, but our Admission Office welcomes your inquiry and one-on-one correspondence. Click here to submit an inquiry form and a member of our Admission team will contact you to discuss Sandia Prep and our application process. 

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.


Schedule a campus tour or request more information about Sandia Prep. We can't wait to meet you!

  • 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.

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

Sneak a peek at our curriculum for the 2020-2021 school year by clicking here.

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 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 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.
Registration for transportation services is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact the Sandia Prep Front Office at 505.338.3000.

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 for families applying for the 2021 - 2022 school year are found below. Due to COVID-19, all dates are subject to change.



Applications Available
September 1, 2020
First Choice Applications Due
November 16, 2020
First Choice Financial Aid Applications Due
November 23, 2020
First Choice Notification of Admission Decision
December 7, 2020
First Choice Contracts and Deposits Due
January 17, 2021
General Pool Applications Due
February 8, 2021
General Pool Financial Aid Applications Due
February 19, 2021
General Pool Notification of Admission Decision
March 26, 2021
General Pool Contracts and Deposits Due
April 8, 2021
Testing at Sandia Prep (Saturdays)
  • November 14, 2020
  • January 9, 2021
  • February 6, 2021
Testing off-campus (Saturdays)
  • To be determined
In-Session Campus Tours
  • To be determined
Saturday Tours during Admission Testing
  • November 14, 2020
  • January 9, 2021
  • February 6, 2021

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.