Kindergarten-Grade 5

Application and Enrollment Process

There are very limited openings for the current 2017-2018 academic year.  To inquire about possible grade level openings, please contact the Admission Office at or call 505-298-7626, prior to submitting an application.

Age Requirement for Kindergarten

Kindergarten applicants turn 5 years old by September 1st.

Learn More and Schedule a Tour 

We invite you a schedule a personal tour of our campus and experience for yourselves the extraordinary faculty,staff,students, and parents that make up our Sunset Mesa community. You will observe first hand our outstanding teachers that strive to inspire and motive students to reach their academic potential and to become individuals who respect on another, their environment and their community.

  Schedule a Classroom Visit for Your Child

Once you have toured, schedule a classroom visit for your child. 

Children applying for kindergarten will visit a kindergarten classroom.  A kindergarten visit is from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. 

Grades 1-5
For grades 1
– 5, children will visit a classroom with students in their current grade. This allows your child to feel comfortable with the current work and to meet their potential new classmates.

Once your child’s classroom visit is scheduled, please complete the Classroom Visit Form and bring it with you on the day of your child’s scheduled visit.  Detailed information on Classroom Visits can be found on our Meet Sunset Mesa webpage. (insert links for blue/underlined)

Complete an Online Application and Pay Application Fee

If you and your child like what you both experienced during your tour and classroom visit, we invite you to ApplyPlease follow the online application instructions provided to submit the application and pay the non-refundable $100 application fee. 

Teacher Recommendation

The online application will ask for your child’s current teacher’s email.  An online teacher recommendation form will be sent to the teacher. If the teacher prefers a paper form, please download the Teacher Recommendation here.  Ask your child’s current teacher to complete the recommendation form and return it directly to us via email, fax or mail.

Academic Information

To obtain copies of your child’s records, complete the Permission to Release School Records form to give to the registrar at your child’s current school.  Please give this form directly to the school registrar early in the admission process.

Admission Decision and Enrollment

Once your child has visited and we have received the application and fee, school records, and teacher recommendation, the file is ready for review. Completed files are reviewed and families are notified of our admission decision once re-enrollment of our current students has been completed in mid-February. Procedures to complete enrollment will be provided once an admission decision is made.

Midyear and Summer Admission

Summer and current school year applications will be accepted based on available space in the grade level of interest. Please contact the Admission Office to inquire about K-5 availability prior to submitting an application.

Helpful Information

The following documents provide additional information about Sunset Mesa Preschool that you will find helpful.

Questions to Ask
Preschool and Pre-K: A Personal Choice
Potty Training Guidelines
Lunch Menu

Afterschool Activities
School Calendar

Schedule and Tuition Information


At any time during the admission process, if you have additional questions, please contact the Admission Office at or 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.