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Middle East Studies At Prep

The Santa Fe Prep History Department and the Council on International Relations hosted a symposium on the Syrian refugee crisis this semester. Participants included the senior class, a group of 10th grade students, and a student delegation from the United World College. In preparation, students wrote detailed policy proposals  ...

Annual Fund: Why Teachers Give

What makes you proud of Santa Fe Prep? Perhaps it’s the discoveries and voices of our students from all neighborhoods of Santa Fe enriching the education for all? Maybe it’s our teachers who are among the most talented and educated in New Mexico because of our incredible professional  ...

Boys Swim Team State Champs!!

The winter season is officially over for Prep sports. We celebrated our second State Championship of the year with the Boys Swim Team bringing home the Blue Trophy! A special acknowledgement for the efforts of Riley Kinlaw '18, Reed Kellam '19, Vineet Narayanan '19, Cyprus Hayunga '18, and Jordan Kinlaw  ...

Citizen’s Climate Lobby TAP

A big thank you to prep parent Wendy Odai for her leadership in creating a Santa Fe Prep Chapter of the Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) through our TAP program. The CCL is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. The TAP's main objectives are to grow youth  ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Conference

On January 25 Prep students participated in an annual forum that honors the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and others who fought for justice and civil rights. We take this opportunity each year to bring to Prep community members who provide services and/or who have expertise in  ...

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  ...