Santa Fe Indian School
|Santa Fe Indian School|
|1501 Cerrillos Road
P.O. Box 5340
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501
|School type||Public school|
|School board||Northern Pueblos Education Line Office|
|Color(s)||Maroon & Gold|
AAA District 2
The Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS) is a secondary school (middle and high school) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. It was founded in 1890 as a boarding school for Native American children from the state's Indian pueblos. But in the course of its history, the school has also served as a major cultural catalyst for the Native American community throughout the United States. Beginning as a boarding school for students, the school expanded its offerings in the 1920s and 1930s.
The Studio School
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In 1932, Dorothy Dunn established "The Studio School" at the Santa Fe Indian School. It was a painting program for Native Americans, which encouraged students to develop a painting style that was derived from their cultural traditions. Dunn left in 1937 was replaced by Geronima Cruz Montoya of Ohkay Owingeh, who taught until the program closed in 1962, with the opening of the Institute of American Indian Arts. Notable alumni of the Studio include:
Relocation and demolition
In 2004 and 2005, SFIS underwent an extensive $40,000,000 Campus Relocation Project. The new facilities include: High School Dormitory, Middle School Dormitory, Humanities Building, Practical & Fine Arts Building, Middle School Academics Building, Student Life Center, Central Plant, Football Stadium, and a 4-field Baseball-Softball Complex. In July 2008, the All Indian Pueblo Council, which administers the school, began demolishing the old campus, raising questions about whether the National Historic Preservation Act and other federal laws were violated. Some of the oldest structures dated to the 19th century.
- "Santa Fe Indian School". National Center for Education Statistics. 2005-2006. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
- Hyer, Sally (1990). One House, One Voice, One Heart: Native American Education at the Santa Fe Indian School. Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press. ISBN 0-89013-213-5.
- Bernstein, Bruce, and W. Jackson Rushing. Modern by Tradition: American Indian Painting in the Studio Style. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995: 9 and 14. ISBN 0-89013-291-7.
- Sharpe, Tom (2008-08-10). "SFIS impacted by Indian education's harsh roots". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
- Associated Press (2008-09-10). "Santa Fe Indian School To Tear Down Historic Buildings". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
- Santa Fe Indian School Website
- The Santa Fe Review: A Special Report: The Mysterious Destruction of the Santa Fe Indian School
- Photo gallery at the Palace of the Governors state historical museum