Welcome to Atalaya Elementary School!

Principal Kate Diaz

Kate Diaz

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 classroom's 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 Aftercare. Atalaya After Care 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.

Interested in Atalaya Elementary School? Visit bit.ly/SFPSTransferLottery to view the Transfer Lottery page!

For the 2021/2022
Supply Lists Click Here!
(there is not PK list)


Drop off and Pick Up

  • Pick up and Drop off will be like it was at the end of last school year.  If you were not here then or need a refresher you can find the WRITTEN DIRECTIONS HERE.

Bus Routes

Returning Students: call Martha at 467-4401 for bus information

New In Zone Students:  call 467-3500 to let them you know will be taking the bus.  We will also be giving out bus passes once your child comes to school.

New or Returning Innerzone students:  You can take the HUB busses(AKA Route #31) from Aspen picking up at 7:00am and dropping off at 3:30pm or the HUB bus from 
Chaparral picking up at 6:50am and dropping off at 3:35pm


To find out if our aftercare has availability by sending an email to kdiaz@sfps.k12.nm.us.  In addition you can also fill out this form: https://forms.gle/q2U94HaVPWiEZbwm8  but make sure to follow up with Mrs. Diaz.  The fee for the aftercare is $40 per week.  Quarter 2 aftercare STEAM will begin 10/18.  

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