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Santo Niño is blessed with many resources for our students. I invite you to tap into the resources here online by contacting the faculty or staff associated with the resources appropriate for your children. Just about everything a student needs to learn and grow in our environment is provided in-house. Consider bus transportation and extended hour care to accomodate your busy schedule. Consider extracurricular activities in choir, music, or athletics to discover your child's talents. It's all here for you to discover. Welcome!
Santo Niño is a unique school in Santa Fe with many hallmarks beyond the academic. You can expect your children to come home from Santo Niño demonstrating respect and courtesy. I have to remind myself daily to let students open doors because it is their opportunity to demonstrate what we encourage here. As I thank the student who demonstrates such thoughtfulness, I am reminded how my son learned and demonstrated such respect: Santo Niño.  
Another hallmark you can expect to see embodied in our students is the care for each other. Our students participate in mass weeky at the adjoining Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church. The entire student body is present, arrayed in the beautiful church by class. The short walk to and from the church is a sight to behold. 5th an 6th grade students hold the hands of the PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students helping teachers safely shepherd the little ones. We've all seen children squirm at church or forget where they are but at this mass, we see very little of that with over 300 children present.
This is Santo Niño. It is one of a few regional Catholic schools in the country. As such, it serves the eight parishes of the greater Santa Fe area, including Pecos. Santo Niño is supported by these eight parishes so we encourage our parents to support our parishes with their time, talent, and treasure. We trust that what we encourage at Santo Niño is evident at the parishes we serve.
Santo Niño is a feeder school with distinction for St. Michael's High School, an athletic and academic powerhouse in the state. St. Michael's teachers readily recognize Santo Niño graduates because of their exemplary achievement from the time they arrive as 7th grade students to the time they graduate from St. Michael's. We know the benefits of Santo Niño are evident at St. Michael's and beyond.