Welcome to Atalaya Elementary School!
Atalaya is a mid-sized elementary school nestled in the foothills of the East Mountains with a small “friendly family” feel. The Team of teachers provides a strong academic foundation based on the belief of the growth mindset designed to instill the love of learning in each and every student. We believe in educating the whole child, and therefore offers a balanced curriculum of Math, Language Arts, Inquiry Science, and Social Studies. Each classrooms experience includes various grade level traditions such as participation in El Otro Lado, National Dance Institute (NDI), Talking Hands Talking Feet and other theatrical/movement programs. Atalaya has strong partnerships with our local neighbors at Santa Fe Prep and St. John’s College that provide support for our students through tutoring, chess and mentorships. We offers an after-school program to support family’s needs named Atalaya Cares. Atalaya Cares offers a variety of enrichment activities and homework support. Students can also take part in girls and boys basketball teams and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony programs. Atalaya has a very strong and active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that sponsors many enriching opportunities for our families. The annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day offers one of the largest 5K runs in Northern New Mexico. PTA also host the Back to School Barbecue, Fall Festival, Spring and Fall Book Fairs and family dinners out. The PTA's goal is to support all students and families here at Atalaya through sponsoring grade level traditions, supporting school wide teacher professional development and offering teacher stipends to support classroom needs. The PTA also helps our parent volunteers support a safer environment on the playground at lunch and smaller learning groups during Response to Intervention in the classrooms.