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Applying to Prep

Santa Fe Preparatory School is committed to building an academically strong and diverse student body whose members demonstrate a variety of talents and interests. The Admissions Committee forms an overall impression of each candidate based on character, grades, test scores, teacher recommendations, special talents, and potential for personal and academic growth. Prep students must be able to handle a demanding college preparatory curriculum and are expected to maintain a positive attitude and be actively involved in the life of the school.

Admissions Process

Prep supports many different types of learners and welcomes students from a wide variety of schools in and around Santa Fe and beyond. All students who thrive at Prep would likely point to a few common denominators: curiosity, hard work, eagerness to engage with others, and an active imagination. We encourage full participation in the life of the school and find that, as with most enterprises, those who give the most also receive the most valuable returns.

Prep now uses Veracross for its Admissions Portal. Your first step towards admission to Santa Fe Prep is completing our Inquiry Form. Once you have submitted the inquiry form, you will be able to set up an account to access the Admissions Portal. For current Prep families, an account has already been created for you in Veracross. After clicking the INQUIRY link above, you will need to click on the “can’t access account” link to receive instructions to access your account. 

Visit Day & Interview

We invite prospective students to experience a full day in the life of Santa Fe Prep! Visitors will be paired with a current Prep student to attend classes and extracurriculars and have lunch on campus. The Student Interview is a required component of the admissions process. A personal interview gives prospective students a chance to tell us about themselves. Interviews take place during the Visit Day and usually last about 20 minutes.  We encourage applicants to bring their enthusiasm for Prep and any questions they have.  Visit Days are offered on most Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout the admissions season, and we request that you schedule your child’s visit at least a week in advance. You may schedule a Visit Day through the Admissions Portal. 

Admissions Assessment

All candidates will take an assessment designed to evaluate their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Results of this test may also be used for placement purposes for enrolled students. The testing lasts approximately one hour, and results are confidential. Candidates can register for an assessment date through the Admissions Portal. More information about procedures will be given to applicants as the dates approach. 

Parent Coffee (optional)

Parent Coffees are an opportunity for parents to ask questions of Prep administrators, teachers, current parents, and students. These conversations will be held during each of our Admissions Assessments. This is a great way to learn more about Prep in a smaller setting.


All candidates who have completed the admissions process (application, transcripts, English and math teacher recommendations, Visit Day and interview, and assessment) will be notified by mail about their admission status by March 8, 2024

Tuition Assistance

We are committed to making a Prep education available to all qualified students, regardless of their ability to pay. Approximately 32% of our students currently receive some form of aid. Applying for tuition assistance is a separate process, and awards are based on proven economic need and availability of funds. You can find additional information here and online at www.solutionsbysss.com/parents. Please note: Our tuition assistance application deadline is January 19, 2024.

Santa Fe Preparatory School admits qualified students irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. All students are afforded the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Prep students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, or ability in the administration of its educational program, admissions, or other school policies.

Admissions Team

Mary Little, Director of Admissions

Summar Aubrey, Associate Director of Admissions