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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

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. Thank you to the Prep community for its flexibility during this time. Learn More

  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 8
Application Fee
$65
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,410
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
$10,500
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.

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
1190
17 responses
Average ACT
27
62 responses

DareDevil Design Students Handle Real-World Issues

From tackling a pigeon poop problem at Kirtland Air Force Base to designing innovative Future Cities to make the world a better place, Sandia Prep’s DareDevil Design students engage in real-life, interdisciplinary lessons. In this popular full-year elective, sixth- and seventh-graders employ creative, critical, and constructive processes to learn everything from design and engineering to teamwork.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
  • Lion and Unicorn Day
    23%
  • Back to school camps
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Senior's Last Day
    13%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Back-to-School Night
    6%
  • Hug a Senior Day
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    501
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $55,657
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $956
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $192,146
    National
    $184,700

    Sandia Preparatory School Reviews

    69 reviews
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    Our family did extensive school research when moving back to New Mexico. Sandia Prep was the perfect choice for us; just the right size, rigorous academics, amazing sports programs, kind and accomplished instructors and staff, a wonderful parent community, and a long history of success supporting kids in their middle and high school years. The extracurricular and special programs like Model UN, Empower Prep and the Refuge Alliance expose kids to bigger ideas and more diversity. Our daughter is extremely happy and has continued to blossom with all that is offered to her at Sandia Prep. We are a Prep family for life!
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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!
    Sandia Prep provides a well-balanced approach to learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. The strong sense of community is what really sets the school apart from other schools. Our son has attended Prep for the last 5 years and we couldn't be happier with the academics, athletics and Outdoor Leadership Program!