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Betting Against The Odds

Our chances of holding US Commencement outdoors this very wet spring, in the US quad as is our custom, were maybe . . . 50-50. We’ve had two hailstorms in the last week and many showers. But the skies cleared on Friday morning as 47 seniors in the Class of  ...

Mamma Mia! Competing For Top Honors At Enchantment Awards

Santa Fe Prep is proud to celebrate the talents and accomplishments of the Performing Arts Department: This year’s Upper School Musical, Mamma Mia!, has been nominated for Best Musical, Best Direction, and Best Ensemble by the New Mexico High School Theatre Awards (also known as the Enchantment Awards). In addition,  ...

Head of School Search

Jim Leonard, who has served as Head of School since 1999, has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Under his leadership,  ...

Peyton Ellis ’20 Nominated For Mayor’s Arts Awards

Congratulations to Peyton Ellis '20, who has been nominated for the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards. From artists to educators, philanthropists, supporters, nonprofits and businesses, the annual Mayor’s Arts Awards truly represent the best of Santa Fe, and the selection process is very competitive and difficult. The award recognizes individuals, organizations  ...

Dancing With The Santa Fe Stars!

What a fabulous gala Saturday evening! Seven amazing Prep parents, coupled with terrific instructors, showed how they could shake, rattle, and roll at Dancing with the Santa Fe Stars! These brave and talented dancers performed to hits from Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Singin’ in the Rain, and other  ...

Santa Fe Prep Tanzania Project Update

Teachers and student leaders from all four schools involved in the Tanzania Penpal Project met over Skype for the first time last week: Santa Fe Prep, the Irkisongo School in Arusha, theMajani ya Chai School, and Azania School in Dar es Salaam. 8th grade global studies teacher Dan Murray, 9th grade biology teachers Lindsey  ...

Mamma Mia: The Musical!

It's not the movie. It's not the sequel. It's MAMMA MIA: THE MUSICAL! It came first (well, after Abba) and is, by far, the best iteration of this timeless classic  ...

Raul Midón ’84 Earns Grammy Nomination

Raul Midón '84 has earned a GRAMMY nomination for his album "If You Really Want." This fabulous tome of original music was conducted and arranged for the Metropole Orkest. The New York Times has called Raul Midón “a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his  ...

December Traditions At Prep

We celebrate two traditions at Santa Fe Prep this time of year: Hot Chocolate Grams and Candy Cane Bingo. During lunches, Student Council members have been selling Hot Chocolate Grams, and they will make and deliver them (sometimes with a holiday song!) during the last two review days before final  ...

Winter Arts Night

Please join us for our Winter Arts Night on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The event will begin with an art opening at the Meem from 5:00 - 5:45 pm, followed by performances in the Driscoll Auditorium from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. We hope you are able to join us as we celebrate our students'  ...

Breakthrough Profile

Meet Viviana Ornelas! Viviana applied to Breakthrough Santa Fe  because of the resources it could offer on her path to college. After her second summer with the program, she has learned that Breakthrough is as much about academic achievement as it is about personal growth and community. This 8th grade  ...

Middle School Reading Initiative

Fall is new book season, and the Prep library has a bunch of new books in—and more on the way! We have a few favorite Young Adult (YA) authors and some new books in a YA series: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (author of The Book Thief), Lu by Jason Reynolds (Book 4 in  ...

Prep Outdoors

There was no lightning threat in any direction; swirls of mist climbed the valleys, with pools of sunshine in the distance; we were working our way up the shoulder of Santa Fe Baldy at about 12,000 feet above sea level; and I was struggling. After all of my preaching about  ...

Understanding “The Other”

Beneath bluebird skies in our upper school quad on Friday morning, 57 members of the Class of 2018 celebrated their graduation from Santa Fe Prep. (You can catch the video of the ceremony here.) Our commencement speaker, Teresa Leger, suggested that growing up amid the diversity that  ...

Prep Benefit Concert—June 5

Tickets are selling fast for Big Head Todd and The Monsters at The Lensic on June 5 at 8pm! Get your tickets today! A premium $140 ticket gets you one of the best seats at The Lensic, AND includes a pre-party with drinks and food at The Palace from 6 to 7:30pm!  ...

Santa Fe Prep Tanzania Project

Five student leaders from the Santa Fe Prep Tanzania Project met with Dr. Jane Goodall on Sunday, February 25 before her presentation at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on current threats facing the planet and her five reasons for hope in these complex times. Dr. Goodall recognized our students for their leadership in developing an eighth  ...

Day Y At The Roundhouse

DAY Y is an important day every year for youth at the state capital. Students learn directly about the political process here in New Mexico and share their voices by serving as delegates at the Roundhouse. Delegates observe legislators on the House and Senate floors, participate in a panel discussion with  ...

New At Prep: Shakespeare Club

Santa Fe Prep's Shakespeare Club will perform in the second annual Youth Shakespeare Festival, December 9, 2017, at 3:50 pm at the New Mexico School for the Arts. Ninth grade students Margaret Tambke, Thomas Tambke, Eli Witsenhausen, Emma Tsosie, Revely Rothschild, and Julian Gallini-Ivry will perform a scene of wit, comedy and  ...

By Youth For Youth: The Convergence Project

By Youth For Youth: The Convergence Project is a teen-run organization working to create opportunities and events for youth in the Santa Fe area—and a TAP project here at Prep. The events are designed, produced, promoted, and fundraised by teenage volunteers with the purpose of building community, providing creative spaces, and  ...

College Reps Introduce Students to Options Across the Country

Over the past month, close to 100 college representatives have visited our campus from all over the United States and abroad: small liberal arts colleges from Maine to Tacoma, Washington, Universities in Scotland, and flagship state schools such as UC Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin. These representatives provide  ...