• About SFS

    Santa Fe South Schools is a fully accredited public charter school district serving students from Pre-K through 12th grades. Operational since 2001, SFS serves students from the Oklahoma City Public School District attendance area. Student enrollment totals approximately 2,100 with almost 800 in High School, 600 in Middle School, and 700 in Elementary School. Oklahoma City Public Schools authorizes our Middle and High School operations while the Elementary charter is sponsored by the University of Oklahoma. We are the largest comprehensive charter school in the state and one of the largest in the region. We are a tuition-free public institution, and there are no testing or other requirements for admission other than to be a student in the OKCPS district. We hold a lottery each year for open positions and admission is awarded on a randomly-chosen basis.

    Santa Fe South Schools strives to establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning and provides opportunities to prepare students from the Oklahoma City metro area to thrive in a complex, competitive, and culturally-pluralistic society.

    At SFS, students are provided with a challenging academic program through an expanded and rigorous curriculum that emphasizes college prep habits, the development of social responsibilities, lifelong skills, and self-confidence. We diligently work to meet the needs of all of our learners, offering full services for English Language Learners as well as students who are on Individualized Education Plans. Comprehensive tutoring and after-school programs offer additional opportunities for our students to be able to meet their academic goals.

    Our concurrent enrollment/early college admission model provides a tremendous opportunity for students to begin their college coursework as early as the summer following their sophomore year. Students in this program routinely complete a full year of college credit prior to their high school graduation and some may earn enough to complete their Associates Degree in this same timeframe. We also operate the very successful Alpha credit recovery program. For students who have fallen behind or are just returning in search of a high school diploma, Alpha has proven to be a powerful opportunity.


OKC's charter schools have earned funding for facilities

July 26, 2015


IN the private sector, success is rewarded and failure is penalized. But in the realm of public education, schools demonstrating the greatest success educating challenging student populations  are often given the least financial support. It’s time for that to change.

When Santa Fe South Charter School was launched in 2001 in south Oklahoma City, classes were held in a church basement. Today, the school continues to use facilities never intended as classrooms. Superintendent Chris Brewster notes one recent addition was previously a dance hall.

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sfs elementary staff surprise students with a teacher flash mob

July 24, 2015

Whoever said elementary school isn't fun obviously attended somewhere other than Santa Fe South - Click below to watch the full performance! 


"dance revolution" at sfs elementary school

July 23, 2015

Ms. Griffith, a new counselor at SFS elementary school, receives some dance instruction from Mr. W prior to Friday night's back to school dance. Click below to learn the moves! 


lighthouse comes to santa fe south campus

July 22, 2015

The Oklahoma City School Board recently approved Lighthouse Academies of Oklahoma temporarily moving into a portion of Oklahoma City-based Santa Fe South Charter School's middle school campus and using its athletic facilities.

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new 6th grade center opens on santa fe south campus

July 21, 2015

Dr. Bill Spaeth, a public school educator for over 40 years and site director of SFS's new 6th Grade Center, did the honor of 'cutting the ribbon' on the new site. Dr. Spaeth stated, "we are blessed with the most terrific staff, and I look forward to the outstanding instruction which will take place this school year." Over 200 students will fill the new SFS facility at 4701 S. Shields Blvd. Mr. Chris Brewster, superintendent of Santa Fe South, said, "Ironically, what was once the Imperial banquet/dance hall which sat idle most of the week, only to liven up on weekends, will now be bustling every day with SFS 6th graders in an innovative new-concept educational space. This will be a great use of an old building in south OKC."  


champions aren't always determined by who wins the game 

June 6, 2015

What happened after the Class 4A boys soccer championship match led to an unexpected bond between a standout from Santa Fe South and a special needs kid from Clinton. 

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Saints Soccer: Back-to-Back State Champions! 

May 16, 2015

The Santa Fe South Saints added to their growing list of soccer accomplishments on Saturday, winning a second-straight Class 4A boys state championship with a 2-0 victory over the Clinton Red Tornadoes.

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Santa Fe South named one of namm foundation's "Best communities for music education" 

march 23, 2015

NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is a national-level non-profit organization that "promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry."  Their philanthropic arm, the NAMM Foundation, identifies their Best Communities for Music Education, recognizes individual schools for their efforts in music education, and is in partnership with the National Association for Music Education.  Of the 14,000+ applicants this year alone, SFS is now one of only 388 districts which have earned this distinction.  

To receive the award, the entire district's music department is evaluated against those of every applicant district.  Points are awarded based on district funding, organizational fundraising, music staff and their accomplishments, support from school and district administration, parental participation, concert attendance, community involvement in the music program, the music department's involvement in the community, the opportunity for students to join music programs, student achievement in music, music student's academic achievements, overall performance quality, and future potential in growth and sustainability. 

The music department at Santa Fe South is now a nationally recognized organization for overall excellence in music education.


Expansion plan would add 1,000 students to Oklahoma City's Santa Fe South Charter Schools

January 31, 2015

Oklahoma City Public Schools leadership has agreed to double the size of a successful southside charter school program in an attempt to reduce overcrowding at other schools.

Santa Fe South Schools would absorb more than 1,000 students from surrounding schools under the proposal, which Oklahoma City Superintendent Rob Neu said he has asked the school board to approve.

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Two Oklahoma high schools praised for academic success

January 29, 2015

Administrators from two high schools shared the secrets to their sustained success with the Oklahoma’s Promise program Thursday during a meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Ten schools statewide were recognized as academic state champions for shepherding the most students to successful completion of all requirements for the tuition scholarship.

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    4825 S Shields Blvd
    Oklahoma City, OK 73129

    Phone: (405) 601-5440


    Santa Fe South Schools will equip students to reach their individual potential in order to be academically and socially prepared to thrive in a global society.