An Engaging Educational Landscape
With the scenic Sangre de Cristo mountains as a backdrop, Prep’s campus encompasses 13 acres in Santa Fe’s historic east side. The open atmosphere promoted by the school’s architecture and enjoyed by our students and faculty makes the campus an idyllic setting for all forms of learning. Both middle and upper schools feature an outdoor quad where students and faculty gather and where graduation ceremonies are held. The quads offer spectacular views of Santa Fe, the larger community that allows Prep’s inclusive culture to flourish. Our historic Meem Art Building, housed in the original home of noted architect John Gaw Meem, includes studios for ceramics, drawing and painting, and photography, feeding the creative energies of our students. Our athletic field, in the center of campus, is one of the finest natural grass fields in northern New Mexico. In 2007 we fully renovated the Main School Building, creating needed office space and expanding and updating our auditorium, which seats 300 people and offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.
Our library, completed in 2006 and the first ground-up construction in Santa Fe to receive LEED gold status (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), challenges us to live responsibly. Our library is nothing less than an act of faith that schools can help change the world for the better—an assertion that we can trust the future, and the younger generations who will inhabit it.
Prep is committed to teaching and acting in ways that promote sustainability. We have installed solar panels behind the library; recycle plastic, paper and cardboard on a weekly basis; support renewable energy by purchasing wind energy; have a vegetable garden at the Meem; closely monitor our energy use; and continually seek ways to minimize our environmental impact. The School’s commitment to sustainability will continue to unfold, both in the classroom and beyond, as we strive to engender values that can help us all live responsibly.