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Our school at a glance

Our school at a glance
By Arina Pittman

Take a quick but thorough look at our school, student body, core curriculum and student performance.

  • Educating girls in grades 6, 7, and 8 in small, seminar-style classes that encourage critical thinking since 1998.
  • Mission: The school cultivates emotional growth and intellectual strength in girls, preparing them for the demands of high school, college, and young adulthood.
  • Located at 310 West Zia Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico on one acre of land.
  • Enrollment: up to 45 students
  • Staff to student ratio: 1:9
  • Five full-time teachers, three with advanced degrees
  • An average of 35% of students identify as non-Anglo.
  • An average of 20% of students receive tuition assistance.
  • On average, 86% of students enter SFGS from public elementary schools, and 77% return to public schools.
  • Core curriculum: Mathematics, History, Geography, Language Arts, Environmental Science, Spanish
  • Enrichment curriculum: Poetry, Fitness, IMPACT Personal Safety, Folk Arts, and Fine Arts
  • Elective curriculum (varies semester to semester): Dance, beading, cooking, astrology, drama, sign language, volleyball, fabric art, yoga, baking and more
  • Our 8th grade students consistently test in the top 15% of the nation’s students and enter the high schools they choose with 11-12th grade equivalencies.
  • More than 99% of our graduates attend college.
  • Field-based environmental science programming focused on 9-acre parcel of the Santa Fe River and neighborhood permaculture farm
  • Operating budget of less than $500,000
  • We raise up to 18% of operational budget through grants and donations
  • Ten-member Board of Trustees are 100% donors and participate in fundraising



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