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Santa Fe Secondary School

Private | 5-12 | 30 students

We focus on STEM courses and Liberal Arts Seminars. Best at college placement

 

Living in Santa Fe

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $245,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $920.

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5 stars

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Posted September 9, 2012

A great school for students interested in a solid individualized education. Students in multi-age classrooms work together on challenging material.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

If you are looking for a school that teaches a strong core curriculum with solid results - look no further- This is a school that delivers- with graduating seniors being accepted to colleges like Harvard,BrywnMar, Skidmore, and Rochester Institute of Tech- with SCHOLARSHIPS- My daughter is HAPPY and loves learning...Thank you Secondary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2009

Santa Fe Secondary is one of the best private schools in Santa Fe. The teachers are outstanding and the textbooks are first rate. The kids get the gold standard when it comes to a great education. The small class size paired with truly gifted and creative teachers makes it an unbeatable value as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

I am the parent of a 11th grade boy who attends 2ndary. The benefits of this school are numerous the electives include fencing twice a week which he loves as well african drumming. He is currently in caculus and will take caculus 2 next year! I don't know of any other school that does that. The math and scienc teacher stays untill at least 7pm twice weekly for Free tutoring. The teachers are dedicated and enjoy what they are doing. Leah Jenkins
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Posted September 10, 2009

Santa Fe Secondary is an easy five. I was a student as Secondary, graduated in 2007 and continued onto New Mexico Tech the following semester. Secondary was, without a doubt, the driving force that sent me to college and keeps me going when school is overwhelming. There are rumors that the school is going to close but if it continues to run and with luck maybe we will meet in a couple years and talk about entrance exams and essays and stuff. A perfect ten from me for Santa Fe Secondary School. -Josh 07
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Posted June 29, 2009

I am a parent whose son has always been in private school, we switched to Santa Fe Secondary and I couldn't be happier! The care the faculty puts into the students is wonderful. My son has an amazing passion for school now and is learning about subjects he is really interested in. I would recommend the school to anyone!!!! Sincerely. Jill Drinkwater
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 26%
Hispanic 33% 59%
Two or more races 13% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Desert Academy / SF Prep
Santa Fe Public Schools
Home Schooled
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Italian
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • All language offered online
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Antony Berzack
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NCACS
Fax number
  • (505) 982-0521

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • GED
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Teacher-run
  • Virtual school
  • students may take courses at SFCC/SFUAD
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • All language offered online
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Bus to and from Gym
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Weekly P.E. Program
Girls sports
  • Weekly P.E. Program

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Debate
  • Game club
  • Gardening
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize cultural events
  • Present special topics during curricular units
More from this school
  • Our remediation program is strong, as is our ability to graduate academically strong students early. Individual attention, tutoring and curriculum design are our strengths. Graduating early or graduating late are both accommodated.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
7
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
15
Students typically come from these schools
Desert Academy / SF Prep
Santa Fe Public Schools
Home Schooled

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$2000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Denver University
Lewis and Clark
Grinnell
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Summer college prep programs
SAT/ACT prep classes
Community college courses
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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1549 S. Saint Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Phone: (505) 982-2240

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