Preschool and Pre-K

Application and Enrollment Process

Age Requirements

Preschool is open to children 2 1/2 years old.
Pre-K applicants must be 4 years old by September 1st.

Learn More and Schedule a Tour

We invite you to a schedule a personal tour of our preschool and experience for yourselves the extraordinary faculty, staff, and children that make up our Sunset Mesa preschool community. You will observe first hand a preschool where:

  • play is intentional and skills are developed with fun and engaging activities;
  • early literacy is fostered in individual and group activities tailored to each child;
  • character is cultivated with children demonstrating respect for themselves, teachers, and their friends.
  • Early Childhood and Montessori classrooms instill a love of learning through discovery; and
  • children learn an appreciation for fitness with our Get Fit program and nature in our Garden of Tomorrow outdoor classroom.

If your child is not with you on your initial visit, you will be invited to schedule a second visit with your child so your child may get to know us and we may get to know them!

Complete an Online Application and Pay Application Fee

If you and your child like what you both experienced during a tour and visit, we invite you to Apply Now.  Once your online application form is complete,  the click Submit Application and Make Payment option will appear. Please follow the instructions provided to submit the application and pay the non-refundable $100 application fee.

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

Admission Decision and Enrollment

Once you have toured the preschool, submitted an application, paid the application fee, and the Preschool Director has met your child, an admission decision will be 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 preschool availability prior to submitting an application. Many classes fill quickly so please begin the admission process prior to spring for the greatest choice of available options.


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