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.
Portrait of a Monte Graduate
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
have advanced degrees
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.
Foster awareness of the world through international trips, student exchanges, special events, and curricula.
Engage students in the arts through events, activities, and curricula.
You can support Monte when you shop at Smith’s, Office Depot through their reward programs Smith’s Inspiring Donations, Office Depot’s Give Back to Schools, and when you shop for groceries...Read More
Attention High School Parents, and especially upper-classroom parents, we are happy to have Carolina Tavarez from College and Career Plaza on campus to advise our students. Her hours are 8:15-4:15...Read More
Kudos to Monte Students:
Senior Leslie Natalia Pena Arellanes was awarded the Davis New Mexico Scholarship to attend college with a full ride. Davis supports first-generation college-going students as they earn a bachelor’s degree and strengthens pathways to higher education. The doors to this scholarship were opened with the support of Breakthrough Santa Fe: a program supporting middle school students through high school to reach their path to college. In addition, the program provides high school students with an unforgettable experience as teachers, tutors, and mentors, providing leadership opportunities. Leslie will be attending Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Congratulations Leslie!
Former long-time Monte del Sol Governing Board treasurer, Joe Butler was inducted into the NMAA Hall of Fame in March. Joe has had a 32-year distinguished career as a coach, athletic director and administrator at St. Michaels, Santa Fe High, Moriarty, and the New Mexico Activities Association. He has been a life-long athlete and sports-lover and has passed this to his children, two of whom are mentors this year at Monte del Sol: Joey and Jessica. He is beloved for his leadership and mentoring of younger athletic directors and coaches. Congrats Joe and thank you for all you have given to Monte on the Governing Board! Read more here.
Mica Chavez, our very own culinary and history teacher, was featured on Sunday, December 18 on CBS Sunday Morning. Click to watch the episode: (Mica is at the 2 minute mark) “Serving up red and green chiles in New Mexico.”
Monte del Sol was one of 47 schools across New Mexico chosen for a Schools in Innovation Zones award. Schools in Innovation Zones reimagine the student experience of learning by...
(January 30, 2023) Monte team going to Washington DC for the International Future City Competition! Congratulations to Ahmed Nour Maaz, Isaac A. Aragon, Weslee Rose Nixon, and our very own...
Students from Monte del Sol’s Computer Science CTE Pathway were selected as winners of NASA’s Techrise Student Challenge. As one of 57 winning TechRise teams, NASA will support these students...
MDS STEM team won a showcase award from Urenco at the Governor’s STEM Challenge for their research and engineering with algae biofuel! Congrats to our STEM team!