Bosque School

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Bosque School, founded in 1994, is a challenging college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12. The campus sits on 45-acres adjacent to the Rio Grande bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Bosque School, founded in 1994, is a challenging college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12. The campus sits on 45-acres adjacent to the Rio Grande bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The best educational environment is one that encourages and supports a lifelong love of learning, self-esteem, and respect for the community and the world in which we live. Students need a rich variety of academic and experiential activities to channel their energies in the most positive and constructive ways. The curriculum at Bosque School fosters this philosophy.
Experiential learning engages the student in hands-on opportunities to explore the subject matter in a direct and comprehensive way. Winterim is experiential learning at its BEST! Explore the Sonoran Desert, tour New York art galleries, swim with the manatees, canoe the Big Bend, learn to ride a horse, or surf in the Pacific.
The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) is long-term ecological research using volunteers (mainly K-12 teachers and their students) to monitor key indicators of structural and functional change in the Middle Rio Grande riparian forest. Started with fewer than 200 students in 1997, BEMP now has over 7,000 students participating in field data collection, lab processing, and follow-up.
Although Bosque School's academic curriculum is the backbone of the Bosque education, we feel strongly that education is more than just the exchange of knowledge and ideas within the classroom. Understanding is gained by the actual experiences that take place on the stage, in the bosque, on the playing fields, in the hallways, and through service learning opportunities.
At Bosque, we strive for honor and excellence on and off the playing fields. With nine upper school athletic programs and seven middle school athletic programs, students can continue a sport at a competitive level or join a team at a more recreational level.  Students are allowed to participate in multiple sports throughout the year.
Service Learning is an educational experience that takes students from the classroom into community settings, applying academic and real-world concepts while meeting a real community need.  At Bosque School, we believe strongly that integrating meaningful service with instruction and reflection will enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and engage students in issues affecting the larger community  locally, nationally, and globally.
Bosque Summer is an exciting summer full of creative, flexible, and engaging programming for students in grades 1-12. Most Bosque Summer programs are 1-week, full-day schedules (8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.) multiple class options throughout the day. In addition, before and after care programs are available.  Bosque Summer is flexible and individualized per family and student.
Those who know us best would point to our mission to understand our school and our students: "To prepare young men and women to become lifelong learners with the highest character values and academic goals in a natural and cultural New Mexico setting with strong family and community involvement.".

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 550 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade Bosque School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Advanced Biology, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Middle School Math, Advanced Physics, Advanced Spanish Seminario, Advanced Writing Seminar, Calculus II
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / Jan. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,980
Tuition Notes 34% of the student body is supported with need-based financial aid
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,127
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jan Garrett
Admissions Associate Suzie Castilleja

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Amnesty International, Band, Book Club, Cantate, Cantate Choir, Chess Club, Choir, Drama, Jazz Band, Key Club International, Literary Magazine, Mayor's Office of Volunteer Engagement (M.O.V.E.), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Model UN, National Latin Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Operation Smile, Outdoor Club, Pep Club, Startup Teen, Strings, Student Diversity Leadership, Student Government, Supercomputing Challenege, Tech Club, Yearbook Band, Book Club, Cantate, Cantate Choir, Chess Club, Choir, Drama, Jazz Band, Model UN, Outdoor Club, Pep Club, Startup Teen, Strings, Tech Club, Yearbook, Amnesty International,
Key Club International,
Literary Magazine,
Mayor's Office of Volunteer Engagement (M.O.V.E.),
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC),
National Latin Honor Society,
National Spanish Honor Society,
Operation Smile,
Student Diversity Leadership,
Student Government,
Supercomputing Challenege,

School Notes

Bosque School is a co-educational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12.

  • Low student/teacher ratio
  • Small class sizes
  • Bosque School provides a balanced education based on the school's core values of Scholarship, Community, & Integrity. Bosque School emphasises a core curriculum of challenging academics in the sciences, math, English, and history, along with a strong language curriculum in Spanish and Latin, endless leadership opportunities, exciting electives, competitive athletics, award winning programs in fine and performing arts, engaged service learning, and an emphasis on innovative and experiential learning.

Profile last updated: 06/01/2015

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