Mandela International Magnet School offers an opportunity for students to experience the rich academic setting of the International Baccalaureate Programme. Both our mission as a Santa Fe Public School, and as an IB school, is to develop multilingual, inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners who will help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

In addition to being intellectually rigorous and highly academic, IB learners strive to be open-minded, caring, reflective, balanced, principled, knowledgeable, and hard-working.  Our students are known as enthusiastic inquirers, creative and ethical thinkers, resilient risk-takers, and collaborative communicators.

Is Mandela International Magnet School a good fit for your child and your family? Prospective students looking to join the MIMS community should:

  • Be prepared to cope with multiple demanding classes simultaneously

  • Be ready to think critically and creatively

  • Have a desire to acquire some fluency in a second language

  • Engage in an international mindset

  • Be compassionate and have a genuine concern for others

  • Desire to develop self-discipline, self-motivation, and time management by establishing personal study habits

  • Seek to support the local community through volunteer work and mentorship

By providing comprehensive and balanced curricula, in tandem with challenging assessments, Mandela’s aim is to develop the individual talents of our students while encouraging independent, critical thinking and engagement with the world as global citizens.

This year SFPS Data & Analytics department will manage Mandela's lottery and the Student Transfer Lottery application. Please click here to apply for the Mandela admissions lottery.