Preschool and Pre-K


Sunset Mesa School

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!

Age Requirements
Preschool is open to children 2.5 years old and are potty trained.  Pre-K applicants must be 4 years old by September 1st.

Step 1: Inquire and Schedule a Tour

To begin the admission process, complete the Request Information form to schedule a parent tour of our campus. If your child is not with you on your initial visit, you will be invited to schedule a second visit with 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: Supplemental Information

Please review and download 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
Preschool and Pre-K: A Personal Choice
Schedule and Tuition Information
Potty Training Guidelines
Lunch Menu
Afterschool Activities for Preschool
Afterschool Activities for K-5
National School Norms
Standardized Student Test Results

A completed admission file consists of an application and the $100 application fee. After the Director of Admission and Preschool Director have met your child, an admission decision will be made. Families will be notified of our decision and may move forward with enrollment.

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 available openings in preschool 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.