Sandia View Academy

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Sandia View Academy
65 Sandia View Lane
Corrales, NM 87048
United States
Type Private, grades 9-12
Established 1941
Principal Gary Brown
Faculty 6
Enrollment 33 in 2015-2016
Colors Navy Blue and Gold

Sandia View Academy is a private high school in Corrales, New Mexico. It is located in panoramic view of the Sandia Mountains. Sandia View Academy is a seven Albuquerque-area constituent church-run, grades 9 to 12, accredited senior high school in the Texico Conference of the Southwestern Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The school was founded in 1941 and has students from around the ABQ Metro area. Sandia View Academy is accredited through the State of New Mexico’s Public Education Department (PED) for private schools, the Adventist Accrediting Association, and the National Association of Private Schools.[1] The Adventist school system is a world-wide network and is recognized as the second-largest parochial school system in the world.[2]


Sandia View Academy was established in 1941 as the Spanish-American Seminary and operated by the General Conference to train young men and women of Hispanic origin to serve as workers in the Spanish-speaking areas in the Canada and other countries.[3]

For a time the Spanish-American Seminary operated as a junior college. Spanish-speaking students from almost all the Latin-American countries enrolled, in addition to Hispanic-Americans from California, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, New York, and other areas of the United States.[3]

This was one of four seminaries operated at various times by the church to serve special language groups. The other schools were Clinton Theological Seminary (German); Humpinson Theological Seminary (Danish and Norwegian); and Broadview Seminary (Swedish).[3]

In 1953 the General Conference voted to turn the Spanish-American Seminary property and buildings over to the Texico Conference for adoption as the conference secondary boarding school.[3]

Religious aspects[edit]

Sandia View Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist school. All students take religion classes each year that they are enrolled. These classes cover topics in biblical history and Christian and denominational doctrines. Students often converse with staff about real life and spirituality. Staff pray with students and provide applicable advice. Students are encouraged to find their personal walk with Christ through the Bible.[4]


Sandia View Academy is a college preparatory school and seeks students who are committed to growing academically, spiritually, physically, and socially.[5] The required honors level curriculum includes classes in the following subject areas: Religion, English, Social Studies, Communication/Business, Physical Education, Health, Computer Science, Fine Arts, and Electives.[6]


The school has soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball and gymnastics for students. There are out-of-state University sports trips for Gymnastics-Acrofest and for Basketball-Hoops Classic Tournament [7]


Trips enhance and extend the education opportunities at Sandia View Academy. Current trip opportunities include local trips such as a week long Biology Outdoor Trip, Senior Survival, and field trips as well as out-of-state University trips such as Leadership Camp, University Experience, Music Festival, and Brain Games. Students must maintain grades to be eligible for trips.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parents: Why Sandia View Academy". Sandia View Academy. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  2. ^ Kido, Elissa (November 15, 2010). "For real education reform, take a cue from the Adventists". The Christian Science Monitor. But quietly in our midst, the second largest Christian school system in the world has been steadily outperforming the national average – across all demographics. 
  3. ^ a b c d Ruybalid, M. Keith (August 5, 1976). "New Mexico: Former GC School Holds Reunion" (PDF). Review and Herald. Washington D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association. 153 (2): 18. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Prospective Students". Sandia View Academy. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Sandia View Academy". Sandia View Academy. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  6. ^ "Graduation Requirements". Sandia View Academy. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  7. ^ "Staff". Sandia View Academy. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  8. ^ "Prospective Students". Sandia View Academy. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 

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Coordinates: 35°14′50.1″N 106°36′20.1″W / 35.247250°N 106.605583°W / 35.247250; -106.605583