Monte del Sol Charter School educates and inspires Santa Fe’s diverse population in grades 7 through 12, by building strong relationships and creatively engaging the local and global community. 

Monte del Sol students





“As I near the end of my second year of graduate studies, I spend more time reflecting on my formative years and, more importantly, the educators with whom I frequently interacted... I realize more and more that the education I received at Monte del Sol extended far beyond the classroom... I feel very strongly that the educator-student dynamic at Monte del Sol is not one that is easy to come by and is largely responsible for the positive aspects of my growth throughout high school.”
- Monte del Sol Graduate

Portrait of a Monte Graduate

Intellectual curiosity

A joy for learning

Creativity in thinking, performing, and self-expression

Engagement in and compassion for our community and for humanity

Respect and care for self, others, and the environment


Years of learning


Enrolled students




of teachers
have advanced degrees

Our Pillars

Provide a small school so each individual is known.
Acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of its members and the community.
Connect students with adult community members through the Mentorship program.

Teach the importance of environmental sustainability in our curricula and through participation in the garden.

Global Literacy
Foster awareness of the world through international trips, student exchanges, special events, and curricula.

Arts Integration
Engage students in the arts through events, activities, and curricula.


Journey to Japan: 2024

In early June, 16 Monte students with faculty members Dayni Staddon and Margarita Blanco and our wonderful leader, Sakura Murata went to Japan. The journey began with four days in...

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Events + Announcements

Monte del Sol Charter School Algae Lab Field Trip
Monte del Sol students on Prom night
Photo: Matthew Fagan

Dragon Highlights

Kudos to Monte Students:

Kudos to Monte Alumnus, Taiyo Fukuda for his drone work in Ukraine

Taiyo Fukuda’s Drone work in Ukraine Began in a Monte del Sol Mentorship


Emlee and Gabriella STEM stars (1)Kudos to Gabriella Armijo and Emlee Taylor-Bowlin for their work on SAM (Stress Anxiety Monitor) from the Next Generation of Behavioral and Computer Scientists!


Kudos to our Seniors!

Fabian Larranaga received the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Scholarship and one from Trout Unlimited. Emiliano Alarcon Macias is a recipient of the Davis Scholarship. Emlee Taylor received the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Scholarship. Gabriella Armijo was named a 2024 Super Scholar and received a Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Scholarship. She was a Gates scholarship finalist and is traveling to Charleston, SC for a MESA Senior Incentive Field Trip. Mik Crazyhorse-Rodriguez was a Gates scholarship finalist and wrote a play for our theater class which will be performed in April.

We are so proud of all of you!

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Archived Highlights

Events + Announcements


Remembering Mike Webb • April 25, 1973 – October 26, 2023

It’s with incredible sadness that we share the passing of a beloved member of the MDS community: Michael Webb. Mike was an integral part of the Monte community for over 20 years and single-handedly created our incredible photography program. Mike impacted the lives of countless students and adults as an educator and friend, and he will be missed. Rest in Power. 

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Michael Webb, Monte del Sol