Desert Academy

7300 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505-0875
Tel: (505)992-8284
Grades: 6-12 | 190 students
Desert Academy at Santa Fe is a college preparatory school dedicated to academic and personal excellence.
We are an International Baccalaureate World School offering both the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, for grades 6 through 12.
We support and encourage the development of individual abilities in a community characterized by educational, ethnic, and cultural diversity.
Students are involved, challenged, and empowered by a fully accredited college preparatory curriculum, a creative slate of electives, and a comprehensive athletic program.

School News

  • Best of SF Award - 03/01/2016 - In winter 2016, Desert Academy was named one of the best schools in the SF area!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning specialist on staff
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 190 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade Desert Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Advanced Courses International Baccalaureate classes
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,100
Tuition Notes Generous need-based financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $11,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jennifer Warren
Admissions Associate Linda Armer


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Assistance Dogs of the West, NHS, NJHS, Outdoor Club, Rock Band, Student Government, Theater, chess club, choir, speech & debate NHS, NJHS, Outdoor Club, Rock Band, Theater, chess club, choir, Assistance Dogs of the West,
Student Government,
speech & debate,

School Notes

  • Desert Academy is dedicated to academic and personal excellence. We provide a quality college prepatory education in a diverse school community, which values individuality, builds character, promotes self-confidence and fosters global understanding.
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