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 student council member for four years and captain of our girls’ soccer team. “Teachers will be in touch with you and with your parents—if you’re doing well or if you’re falling behind. The advisor system is great; I lean on my advisor for just about everything.”
If there’s a secret sauce at Santa Fe Prep, it is this: the capacity and eagerness to meet each student where he or she is and help him or her achieve their full potential in these critical years.