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Application Process

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Applying to Sandia Prep

Because admission to Sandia Prep is competitive, it's best to start the application process early. In fact, the process begins a full year before your child would start his/her first semester at Sandia Prep.
View the 2020-2021 Application Booklet by clicking the booklet cover below.


Online applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available. If you have any questions, please contact the Admission Office at 505.338.3007 or


In Sandia Prep's admission process, testing is only one of many factors used to gain a clear picture of applicants. All tests occur from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. We provide a snack for prospective students during the break. Campus tours for parents are offered while students are testing.

Admission Testing Dates for 2020-2021 Admission Season 
Date / Time Location
Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. Testing at Sandia Prep
Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. Testing (Off-campus)
Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. Testing at Sandia Prep
Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. Testing (Off-campus)
Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. Testing at Sandia Prep


We want to get to know our future students. That's why our admission process includes a student interview. Each prospective student is interviewed by a member of our faculty in a friendly conversation about the student's interests, talents, and experiences.

Student Visit

We love having prospective students join us for classes and lunch. The Student Visit Day (optional) is the best way to experience our student-centered community. Applicants spend half a day on our campus as the guest of a current student and have a chance to see what it is like to be a student at Sandia Prep.

You must complete your admission application to schedule a Student Visit Day. (Please note that a Student Visit Day is not the same as a Campus Tour.)

Campus Tours

Does your family want to visit our beautiful campus? We offer in-session tours and selected Saturday tours throughout the year. Our comprehensive in-session tours run from 8:15 - 9:30 am. and are followed by breakfast with Head of School Bill Sinfield from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday tours run from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. during admission testing. Click here to sign up for a tour.

Tuition & Financial Aid

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. In order to help you determine the cost for your student to attend Sandia Prep, we have provided the following schedule of 2019-2020 fees here.


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