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Santa Fe Prep Arts

With this short video, we are so excited to throw open this window into our vibrant Performing and Visual Arts programs at Santa Fe Preparatory School. We are incredibly  ...

Visiting Prep

One of the best ways to discover if Prep is the right school for you is to come visit. We invite you to visit our beautiful 33 acre campus  ...

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  ...

Step Inside Prep

STEP INSIDE PREP and discover how life at Prep is full of movement and positive action. In this short video, you’ll hear the excitement in their voices  ...

Student Life

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Changing Households, Changing Communities

This past spring, Eliza Harrison '15 launched a climate protection project with support from the Kindle Project, a Santa Fe-based non-profit. Her project, Changing Households, Changing Communities (CHCC), is an energy conservation initiative that tests whether people’s behavior and decisions regarding energy use and energy saving can be measurably affected  ...

Summer Life At Prep

By Jim Leonard, Head of School The sign at the front of school has the beginning of one of my favorite lines from E.B. White's enduring memoir "Once More to the Lake." It's an evocative reflection about returning to a Maine lake with his young son--the same  ...

Davis Breakthrough Scholarship

Six Breakthrough graduates will be heading to college next year without the specter of financial burden. Thanks to a generous gift that will reach $1 million/year in several years, these Davis Breakthrough Scholars have a full cost of attendance college scholarship. The award is designed to help  ...

Breakthrough Graduation

On Thursday, May 8th, Breakthrough Santa Fe officially graduated the Breakthrough Class of 2014, sending 23 seniors off to colleges around the region. The night, highlighted by the program's inaugural Davis Breakthrough Scholars, featured speeches by students, administrators, and Andrew Davis. In his speech, Saúl Dominguez, a senior at Monte  ...

Terry Fox Run

This year's Terry Fox Run was an extraordinary success as Santa Fe Prep Middle Schoolers joined forces with Santa Fe Waldorf School 7th and 8th graders in the 34th Annual Run to assist families in the Santa Fe area with expenses associated with a child fighting cancer.  We were also  ...

Author George Saunders Visits Prep

Award-winning writer and MacArthur Fellow George Saunders visited Prep recently courtesy of the Lannan Foundation. Saunders met with the entire junior class and Jim Leonard's senior English class in the auditorium for an hour-long student-directed Q&A. The juniors had been studying Saunders' first book, "CivilWarland in Bad Decline," and  ...

Barcelona Exchange

By Olga Herrera, Spanish Teacher Over spring break, eight Prep freshmen and sophomores will participate in Prep’s fourth annual Barcelona Student Exchange with Sant Lluís School. Thanks to the ambassadorial efforts of Spanish teacher and Barcelona native Olga Herrera Aragón, Prep has established a relationship with the  ...

A Mindful Education

By Drew Nucci, Math Teacher, Director of EE Ford Summer Teachers' Colloquium The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. said, "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Thinking intensively and critically  ...

Kindle Solutions Lab Project

Dear Santa Fe Prep Community, I wanted to share some exciting news with you. I applied to the Kindle Solutions Laboratory Project that Mark Bixby announced earlier this fall. They were looking for projects that addressed climate change challenges in northern New Mexico. The project I proposed is  ...

Middle School Letterboxing Quest

By Jim Heidenberger, Earth Science, Pre-Algebra and Letterbox Club Letterboxing is a 150-year-old hobby that began in Dartmoor, England, and in its modern-day form involves artistry through hand-carved stamps, learning while solving clues, and finding hidden treasures in the form of unique stamps and stories. During  ...

Congratulations, Speech and Debate!

By Thomas Cork, Speech and Debate Coach I would like to offer congratulations to the ten members who attended the Los Alamos tournament this past weekend: Harsh Bhundiya, Jeff Fullerton, Amanda Jacobs, Isabelle Koolpe, Gina Maran, Isabelle Ruesch, Aaron Stevens, Conor Sullivan, Jules Wheaton, and Colin Wilburn. For  ...

Middle School Exchange Program 2014

Be part of Prep’s first-ever Middle School Exchange Program with University Prep in Seattle! The Upper School offers annual cultural exchanges to far-away places, like China and Nepal, and now the Middle School Team has created a domestic cultural exchange to give our students experience in school travel and  ...

Breakthrough Receives Piñon Award

  Breakthrough Santa Fe wins Piñon Award for “Courageous Innovation.”  The tuition-free non-profit was just recognized by the Santa Fe Community Foundation for its “bold and innovative approach to solving a persistent problem in Santa Fe,” one of four non-profits honored this year at a ceremony on October 8th  ...

Prep in Nepal 2014

Faculty members Coco Rae and Aiyana Pendleton will lead a group of Upper School students to Nepal for two weeks in June 2014. Students will visit Kathmandu, volunteer at schools in Dhulikel, hike between villages in the foothills of the Annapurna range and volunteer in those mountain communities, enjoy an jungle safari  ...

8th Grade Orientation

By Chris Chakeres, Global Studies The 8th Graders kicked off the school year with a new-and-improved three full days of fun-filled orientation activities designed to set the tone for an inclusive, supportive 8th grade class and school community. Students stayed on campus one day, rotating through workshops  ...