Kindergarten-Grade 5

Sunset Mesa School Overview

Sunset Mesa, an independent school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides instruction and learning opportunities for children entering preschool, Pre-K, kindergarten, and elementary grades 1st-5th. Established in 1948, we have been educating young children in academic excellence, strong character, and foundational learning for more than 65 years. We know these are precious and formative years for children and are committed to each child’s development by providing strong role models and consistent partnering with parents. The results are high caliber students who are prepared for the next steps in their future. We invite you to visit our campus and experience for yourselves the extraordinary faculty, staff, students, and parents that make up our Sunset Mesa community. We hope that you will begin the admission process now, and let us be a part of your future!

Applying to Sunset Mesa

Applications for 2018-2019 school year will be available October 20, 2017.  Limited openings for the 2017-2018 academic year may be available. Please contact the Admission Office at 505-298-7626, prior to submitting an application, to inquire about openings for your respective grade level(s) of interest.

Age Requirements

Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by September 1st.

Step 1: Inquire and Schedule a Tour

To begin the admission process, complete the Request Information to schedule a parent tour of our campus. Once you have toured our school, you will be invited to schedule a student visit for your child.

Step 2: Complete Online Application and Submit Payment

Click Admissions Online to begin the online application process. Once you have completed the application forms, a Submit Application and Make Payment option will appear. Please follow the instructions provided to submit your application, along with the non-refundable $100 application fee.

Step 3: Submit to Sunset Mesa

Please download and submit the following forms to Sunset Mesa School:
Permission to Release School Records
Classroom Visit Form

Step 4: Teacher Recommendation

At the conclusion of the first grading period, please download the Teacher Recommendation form and deliver the form to your child’s current teacher, along with a stamped envelope, addressed to:

Director of Admission
Sunset Mesa School
3020 Morris St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Step 5: Supplemental Information

Please download and review the following supplemental documents. These documents provide additional information about Sunset Mesa School that is important for you to understand as you proceed through the admission process.

Questions to Ask
Lunch Menu
After School Activities
National School Norms
Standardized Student Test Results
School Calendar

Admission Checklist (K-5)

Refer to the Admission Checklist (K-5) to make sure you have completed all requirements of the admission process.

Admission Decision and Enrollment

A completed admission file consists of an application, application fee, school records, student assessment, and teacher recommendations. Completed files are reviewed and families are notified of our admission decision once re-enrollment of our current students has been completed. Procedures for enrollment will be discussed once an admission decision is made.

Midyear and Summer Admission

Once a school year has commenced, applications will be accepted throughout the year, depending on available space. Openings for the following year may also be possible during the summer. Please contact the Admission Office to inquire about K-5 openings prior to submitting an application.

Contact Us

At any time during the admission process, if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our Admission Office at 505-298-7626.

Sunset Mesa Schools, Inc. is accredited by the National Independent Private Schools Association, the National Council for Private School Accreditation, and the New Mexico Public Education Department and welcomes applicants regardless of their race, creed, color, or national origin.