Santa Fe Preparatory School in New Mexico was established in 1961 by community leaders whose goal was to create a college preparatory school with a liberal arts curriculum where young people would be individually challenged and engaged. The school opened in 1963 with sixty-three students and now serves approximately 325 in grades 7-12. Prep’s 33-acre campus is set in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains on Santa Fe’s historic East side.
Our Statement of Purpose reads “Through the many dialogues that unfold on campus each day, our students exercise their minds in active inquiry. The discourse of Santa Fe Prep promotes the joy of discovery, the power of critical thinking and reflection, and the thrill of creativity. Our commitment to collaborative learning fosters an inclusive school environment grounded in trust, where students honor and respect each other and themselves.”
With a teacher-student ratio of 1:9, students benefit greatly from individualized instruction; they graduate as self-confident, socially conscious thinkers who are active and engaged citizens. Our highly qualified faculty model respect for scholarship and inspire love of learning. Through a curriculum that emphasizes discussion and critical thinking using the Harkness model, students acquire an understanding of literature, history, mathematics, science, diverse cultures, and humanity’s place in the environment. The school offers further opportunities for growth through the arts, athletics, travel and an award-winning community service program (TAP, the Teen Action Program).
Our graduates have a standard of college admissions and college success unparalleled in our area and thrive in the most competitive colleges and universities in the country.