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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
532 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
About Sandia Preparatory School...

Applying

Application Deadline
February 10
Application Fee
$65
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,840
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
From Sandia Preparatory School

We are an independent, college preparatory school serving students in grades 6 through 12, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

At Sandia Prep, 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.

The Future Goes to Sandia Prep.

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Sandia Preparatory School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1210
15 responses
Average ACT
28
52 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Lion and Unicorn Day
    23%
  • Back to school camps
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Senior's Last Day
    12%
  • Back-to-School Night
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Hug a Senior Day
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    520
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
    Living in the Area
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $50,372
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $765
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $181,341
    National
    $184,700

    Sandia Preparatory School Reviews

    63 reviews
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    We love Sandia Prep! Our kids are so happy here for so many reasons. The whole team at Sandia Prep is there to help the students thrive! From the Security Guards to the Front office staff to the Teachers and Coaches! Everyone wants to be part of growing the students in their academic, athletic and extra curricular goals and passions! The theater and art department is wonderful and the campus is so beautiful and well maintained! Every teacher truly cares. Everyone there does! We highly recommend Sandia Prep to all parents who want the very best for their kids and want a wonderful learning environment in Albuquerque NM area. We live in Rio Rancho and drive about 30-45 minutes each morning and afternoon to get the kids there but I would drive an hour or more if I had to in order to give my kids this amazing opportunity to be part of Sandia Prep and all they have to offer! We are proud to be part of the Sandia Prep Sundevil Family!
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    When my son started Prep in 6th grade, he had always been a great student, but he wasn't excited about school. Within a few weeks, when anyone asked him how he liked Prep, he would respond, "I love it!" And that never changed. By the time he graduated, he'd played two sports, was an editor on the school newspaper, been supported and challenged in ways we never imagined, and made lifelong friends. Several coaches became beloved friends and mentors. With the guidance of his counselors, he was accepted to all of the colleges to which he applied and offered generous academic scholarships. Prep has been a huge part of our lives, and we highly recommend it to anyone who wants a rigorous but supportive environment for their children.
    I went to Sandia Prep for 7 years, sixth through twelfth grade. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. It is a small, private school, so you really get a one on one interaction between students and teachers, and they are more than willing to help you with whatever you need. It is a close community, so everyone looks out and cares for each other, and all the faculty and teachers want to see you succeed, both in the classroom and out. The athletics are amazing, continuously winning multiple state championships per year. I highly recommend Sandia Prep for anyone looking for a high-quality education, high-quality athletics, and a great school atmosphere.