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Senior Trip Online Auction

The Senior Trip: The Slow Goodbye and Two Beautiful Vacation Retreats in Taos, New Mexico The Santa Fe Prep Senior Trip is a chance to unplug from electronics, the internet, media, parties and slowly, sweetly say goodbye to each other. The seniors travel to an unbelievably beautiful place, the camp  ...

Model United Nations 2016

Twenty students attended the 55th annual New Mexico Model United Nations Session on November 16-18 at the Round House. This year, Santa Fe Prep represented the countries of Japan, Cameroon, and Honduras. Prep competed against high schools from around the state, and our students did an outstanding job! They worked  ...

Art History at Prep

Art History is a new course offered to students grades 10-12 from the History Department.  Prep had a long, successful history of offering the course for many years with retired teacher, Anita Ginocchio, at the helm, teaching various levels and variations including an Honors “Studio” Art History.  It has been  ...

Presidential Elections at Prep

This month our 8th grade Global Studies students are examining some of the issues around the 2016 Presidential elections. They are examining the candidates’ stances on key issues including immigration, the second amendment, and national security. The students are also learning about the current platforms, the histories of the two  ...

Prep Outdoor Leadership Program

“Even after years of intimate contact and search, this quality of strangeness in the desert remains undiminished. Transparent and intangible as sunlight, yet always and everywhere present, it lures a man on and on, from the red-walled canyons to the smoke-blue ranges beyond, in a futile but fascinating quest for  ...

Our Parents’ Association Did it Again!

Our Parents' Association (PA) distributed $93,000 to Santa Fe Prep this May, representing the hard work and tireless effort and talents of our parent community during this past school year, including record-breaking Rummage Sale and Dancing with the Santa Fe Stars events. Led by PA President Aline Harris-Ellis and  ...

We’ve Been Challenged—Let’s Rally!

Dear Prep Community, A generous parent, recognizing the importance of our annual Sustaining Fund, has challenged us to join together for Santa Fe’s students. When we raise a total of an additional $70,000, this parent will give $50,000. We only need to raise $34,000 more to meet this match  ...

Santa Fe Prep’s Capital Campaign—Generating Impact: Prep Beyond 50—Victory!

In 2013, we began a $10,000,000 capital campaign to celebrate Prep’s 50th Anniversary as a school.  This past week, Campaign Chair Carol Romero-Wirth, announced victory with close to $15,000,000 raised for our community. We made it Santa Fe! Eighty percent of the money raised as part of the  ...

A Year In TAP

It is worth pausing on the fact that as a school we make a considerable contribution to this community and beyond. As a school we exceed 15,000 hours of dedicated service each year; we worked with nearly 100 different organizations and agencies this school year alone. Prep is an  ...

Opportunity Knocks!

Santa Fe Prep is a leader in New Mexico for its commitment to tuition assistance—very few schools in our state come close to the access we provide to an exceptional education for bright and motivated students, regardless of their ability to pay tuition.  Of this we should all be extremely  ...

Nepal Update 2016

Over Spring Break, Ms. Rae and her husband returned to Nepal, to reconnect with friends made on the 2014 Prep student trip; they trekked in the Himalaya and visited some of the villages affected by last year’s devastating earthquake. In the two weeks immediately following the earthquake, Prep students  ...

Santa Fe Prep Junior Days 2016

On Monday and Tuesday March 7-8, Santa Fe Prep juniors left the classroom to immerse themselves in real-world learning opportunities. They attended workshops or took trips were intended to engage their heads, hearts, and hands in ways that are sometimes overlooked in the focus on preparing for college. Each year,  ...

Anna Swanson ’21 Speeds to a Spot at the U14 Championships

The Taos Winter Sports Team went to Crested Butte, CO for the Annual Rocky Mountain Division U14 Championships last month. The Prater Cup acts as a qualifier for the Rocky/Central Division Championships, which brings together all the best U14 ski racers from the Rockies and from the Central US states.  ...

Santa Fe Prep Speech & Debate

Prep took nine talented orators to the State Speech and Debate Tournament in Las Cruces. Of these nine, seven made it to finals; and placed in the top four or better. Gina Maran '16 placed fourth in Humorous Interpretation, Ashley Thomas '17 took third in Lincoln Douglas, and Giacomo Coppola  ...

Prep Performing Arts Students Compete State-Wide

Shannon Kossmann '16, Cole Agard '19, Vineet Narayanan '19, and Logan Luiz '16 represented Santa Fe Prep in the New Mexico All-State Symphony Orchestra earlier this month. This was Shannon's third time in the festival, Logan sang in the mixed choir for the second time, and this was a first-time  ...

Annual Alumni Party Honors Lisa Fisher

On Saturday, December 26 more than 200 alumni braved the snow storm to gather in Santa Fe Prep's library and honor English teacher Lisa Fisher who retired from Prep this fall after guiding students in their literary pursuits for more than 20 years.  Well into the night graduates from all  ...

Santa Fe Prep Model UN

Twenty-two Santa Fe Prep students attended the 54th annual New Mexico Model United Nations Session in November, where Prep delegates represented the countries of Lebanon, Malaysia, and Finland. This event is held at the Round House every year, and Prep competed against high schools from around the state. Our students did  ...

Parent Education: Stress Management and Mindful Parenting

Now that first quarter grades are posted and classes are in full gear, families may be experiencing the normal stressors of life with an adolescent. Whether it be grades, peer relationships or extracurriculars, students have high expectations for themselves and are busy fulfilling them. Parents are often concerned that  ...

Alum in the Performing Arts

Our very own Molly Montgomery '15, Zoe Unverferth '15, and Jeremiah O’Mahony '15 already landed parts in productions their first semester in college. All members of the class of 2015, each of these recent alums felt that their time at Prep prepared them to dive deeply into their characters under  ...

Native American Heritage Month

The month of November is Native American Heritage Month, and Santa Fe Prep will be celebrating and recognizing Native American art, history, and culture at various points across November. Front Office Manager Anna Mirabal Le-Jeune, and Fine Arts Teacher Alex Peña, are thankfully taking the lead. They have put together an  ...