Featured Stories

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  ...

Nia Moquino ’19 Recipient of David Ginocchio Endowed Scholarship Fund

The David Ginocchio Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 by Anita and Joseph Ginocchio in memory of their son David, who attended Prep in 1982-1983. Its primary purpose is to provide financial aid for Native American students and, secondarily, for students from other underrepresented groups. This year, we were honored  ...

Santa Fe Prep Girl up

Curious to know more about Girl Up, with whom we have worked, and what we have accomplished? Visit the Girl Up Advocate App, a resource that provides information about our focus countries, how to take action and advocate, and how to tweet to our congressional representatives. In addition, the app offers  ...

Five Prep Seniors Named 2016 National Merit Semifinalists

Santa Fe Prep is proud to announce that seniors Harsh Bhundiya, Shannon Kossmann, Drake Merians, Alan Rohrbach, and Stevie Shukman have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Over 1.5 million students in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by  ...

Griffin Summer Classic 2015

Towards the end of our junior year, class sponsor Nick Wirth explained how fundraising during our senior year could help offset costs for our class trip. We wanted to get a head start on our senior class fundraising efforts before the school year started because senior year is full of  ...

Prep Students Attend White House Tribal Youth Gathering

On July 9, 2015 First Lady Michelle Obama addressed more than 1,000 Native American youth at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, DC as part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative and his commitment to improve the lives of Native youth across the country. Prep  ...

Congratulations Class of 2015

The Class of 2015 and their friends and relatives packed the upper school quad for Commencement on Friday, May 29th. The largest graduating class in school history at 67, they fulfilled the measure of one of their classmate's insights: "The perfect story prepares the soul for mystery." Across their  ...

Senior Internship Program 2015

The Class of 2015 recently completed their four-week senior internships in amazing fashion. The largest senior class in Prep’s history – sixty-seven young men and women – sought out incredibly diverse opportunities. We had students travel to three continents: Asia, Africa, and South America (above: Katie Broyles '15 with her Quechua  ...

Lacrosse Matriarch Story Leonard Names Successor

Story Leonard, who has coached Girls Lacrosse since 2001, retires as Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Santa Fe Prep after bringing home a fourth consecutive state championship. Coach Leonard started the program from scratch a decade ago and built the program into a dominant force in the Southwest. Leonard was  ...

Dancing With The Santa Fe Stars 2015!

Another record breaker from the Parents’ Association! We had more people attend Dancing with the Santa Fe Stars at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavilion than any spring fundraiser, and guests never have had so much fun supporting Breakthrough and Tuition Assistance. Standing ovations, exclamations of excitement, rousing rounds of  ...

Middle School Musical: Seussical Jr.

Please join our Middle School Musical Class  as they tell Seuss stories with songs and sass. A small boy discovers a tall striped hat, that truly belongs to that infamous Cat. The journey extends to the Jungle of Nool, with shenanigans from Horton and the sour Kangarool. And don't forget  ...

Celebrating the Art of Creating

Forty-six Santa Fe Prep arts students were invited to represent our school at the 2015 ISAS (Independent Schools Association of the Southwest) Arts Festival that was hosted by Ft. Worth Country Day School in Ft. Worth, Texas, this spring. Approximately 3,000 students from independent high schools were in attendance exhibiting their  ...

College Counseling Case Studies

18 college reps visited Prep last month for our 2nd Annual Case Studies Event. Prep juniors worked in small groups with these admissions officers to evaluate real applications and to pull back the curtain on this mysterious process. Later, reps revealed the identity of their schools and explained what parts  ...

Prep2Prep Seattle Exchange

Ten Prep 7th graders spent the first week of Spring Break in moist, scenic, and culturally diverse Seattle, WA as members of the second annual Prep2Prep Middle School Exchange. Our Griffins were hosted by University Prep, an Independent Middle and Secondary School. In addition to building lasting bonds with their  ...

Robotics Fieldtrip

Rob Madril's Robotics class (5 seniors, 2 juniors, 7 freshmen) spent the day at the Intel Campus in Rio Rancho yesterday where they took a two-hour tour and learned about Intel (the Intel pitch!), the physical plant, and the products they produce.  Rob shares, "We learned that half of all  ...

Professional Day

Our Academic Department Chairs organized thoughtful and innovative retreats for their respective departments during our recent Professional Day. The idea behind this new format was in response to the needs and interests of our teachers to collaborate and learn from each other. This took the form of departments self-generating and  ...

Junior Days

Prep juniors spent the last two days outside the classroom immersed in various real-world learning opportunities during our annual Junior Days. The workshops and trips planned for this program are intended to engage the juniors' heads, hearts, and hands in ways that are sometimes overlooked in the focus on preparing  ...

Student Support at Prep

On a recent Saturday morning, among a group of 30+ parents whose children were taking the math placement test, one of our seniors—at Prep for six years—responded to a prospective parent's question about how we care for our students. “There’s really nowhere to hide at Prep,” said this senior, a  ...

Marissa Sanchez ’16 and The Convergence Project TAP

Members of the Convergence Project TAP met with city officials and local architects recently to discuss plans to construct a dedicated Graffiti Art Wall at the downtown De Vargas Skatepark. The goal of the art wall, spearheaded by Marissa Sanchez '16, is to provide a designated space for creative collaboration  ...

Mayor Gonzales Recognizes Eliza Harrison ’15

On February 3rd, Mayor Javier Gonzales delivered his first State of the City address at the Santa Fe Convention Center to an audience of more than 700 community members. In his remarks, Mayor Gonzales highlighted the energy conservation efforts of Santa Fe Prep senior, Eliza Harrison. Eliza’s climate mitigation  ...