About Santa Fe Prep
For nearly 50 years, Santa Fe Prep has dedicated itself to opening a world of possibilities for our students, in the classroom and beyond. At Santa Fe Prep, we are dedicated to active discourse among teachers who love to teach and students who love to learn. You can see it on faces all across our campus: a sense of adventure, an aliveness of spirit, an awakened interest and curiosity. These are the foundation and the fruits of the Santa Fe Prep experience.
Vitality, commitment, curiosity, engagement, exploration and discovery—when you come to Prep, you are choosing an active education.
At Prep, our two highest commitments are to academic excellence and active citizenship. Our discussion-based learning encourages and stimulates an engaging exchange of knowledge and perspectives and the cultivation of skills and attitudes necessary for success in selective colleges and universities across the country and in life. Students participate fully in the life of the school as well as decisions that affect how we live and learn together.
Prep is a culturally vibrant and diverse community of students and educators who understand that learning takes place not just in the classroom but also in the richness of interaction, in the expansion of individual boundaries, and in the exploration and introduction of new interests, ideas and abilities.
With over 1500 graduates empowered by the values and qualities inherent in our school, Prep ensures that each student will be challenged and encouraged, stretched and supported. Here on our 33-acre Santa Fe campus, surrounded by the enchanting beauty of the Southwest, we provide a vigorous and exciting education rich with social interaction, sports competition, the arts, and a long-standing commitment to service learning.
Our Statement of Purpose
Santa Fe Prep is an ambitious and diverse learning community dedicated to active discourse. We value our place in the community of Santa Fe, which enriches and defines us. We cultivate qualities of character, scholarship, and citizenship in our students that inspire them to act responsibly and compassionately at home, at school, and in the world.
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.
The world is full of possibility. Empowered with the values and qualities inherent in our School, our students can embrace lives of thoughtful purpose.
Commitment to Diversity
Diversity at Santa Fe Prep means a commitment to reflect our area’s local, national, and international mix. This pledge to reflect our community’s diversity enhances our academic quality and strengthens our mission as a college preparatory school. At Prep, diversity includes people who possess exceptionally strong talents as well as consuming and passionate interests in a wide range of areas.