School Investment

Altura Prep​

Located in Albuquerque, Altura Prep is a STEAM- (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) focused school that intentionally aims to serve a diverse population of students.

Altura Prep was founded by Lissa Hines, a Blue Ribbon Award-winning principal who started her teaching career at Albuquerque Public Schools, and Albuquerque native Meaghan Hindman, who has ten-plus years of experience teaching in and leading high-performing public schools.

Excellent Schools New Mexico provided startup capital to support the launch of Altura Prep. Altura Prep is a NMPED designated "Spotlight School", ranking among the highest-performing public schools in New Mexico.

"Altura Prep has been absolutely amazing for our son. He LOVES school and is learning so much. I can't imagine him being anywhere else. It was the best decision we've made for his education so far, and we are so grateful for what the teachers and staff do every single day. The team has poured their heart and soul into Altura Prep, and we feel it."

Altura Prep Parent


  • Co-Founders and School Leaders: Lissa Hines and Meaghan Hindman
  • Opened: 2018
  • Location: Albuquerque
  • Grades Served: K-5
  • Type of Investment: New school start-up
  • Impact: 400 new, quality school seats for New Mexico students

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