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1720 Llano Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505


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2017-2018 Lottery
The application deadline for admission for the 2017-2018 school year is February 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm.  The lottery will take place on March 3, 2017 at 5 pm at 610 Alta Vista. 

School Year 2016-2017
The application deadline for admission for the 2016-2017 school year has passed as of 5:00pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The lottery to determine selection took place March 4th, 2016 at 5:00pm.

You may still apply for the 2016-2017 school year but your application will not be considered until all other applications are considered first.

Lottery Results 2016-2017

The lottery results may be found by clicking the below links, one for grades 7-8 and one for grades 9-10. If you do not have your confirmation number, go back to your email and search.  The number is in the format MIMS16-_ _ _ _.  The numbers are separated into columns by the district in which you live. Or you can call the school for help. 

If your number is highlighted in green, you have been admitted to the school. The waiting list begins after the greens highlighted numbers.

Lottery Results 2016-2017
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The Mandela International Magnet School (MIMS) opened in August,  2014 and is an IB candidate school for the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program  (DP). The IB accrediting team will visit the school on October 27 - 28, 2016 for its authorization analysis and the school expects authorization as an IB World School in the spring of 2017.  The school encourages all students to achieve the IB Diploma and where possible, the IB Bilingual Diploma or receive IB subject certificates. The school provides a small, personalized learning environment for students who want to excel in their understanding of languages, world cultures, and global issues.

MIMS: We Educate the Whole Person for the Whole World.

MIMS Participates in Creativity for Peace

Creativity for Peace is the leader in preparing young Israeli and Palestinian women to pave the way for peace in their communities and across borders with compassion, courage, and an understanding of the story of the other. More>>

MIMS Receives Grant To Partner With Harvard's Project Zero

As a result of a grant from a local foundation, the Mandela International Magnet School (MIMS) partners with Harvard's Project Zero (HPZ) for the next three-years. Harvard's Project Zero is an arm of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and for the past forty years has been considered the premier group of educational researchers who have made ground-breaking contributions to educational quality in the United States and around the World.   More >>