Desert Academy

7300 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505-0875
Tel: (505)992-8284
Grades: 6-12 | 179 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 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
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning specialist on staff
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 179 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
98%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade Desert Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,385
Tuition Notes Merit Scholarships and financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Admissions Director Polly White

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Assistance Dogs of the West, NHS, NJHS, Outdoor Club, Rock Band, Student Government, Theater NHS, NJHS, Outdoor Club, Rock Band, Theater, Assistance Dogs of the West,
Student Government,

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.

Profile last updated: 01/11/2016

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Santa Fe Waldorf School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is La Mariposa Montessori (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is La Mariposa Montessori (0.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Santa Fe
    La Mariposa Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 97 students
    0.7 miles
    18 Puesta Del Sol
    Santa Fe, NM 87508
    (505)995-9659
    0.7PK-6
    97
  • Santa Fe
    Grades: NS-12 | 199 students
    0.7 miles
    26 Puesta Del Sol
    Santa Fe, NM 87508
    (505)983-9727
    0.7NS-12
    199
  • Santa Fe
    Santa Fe Girls' School
    All-girls  | Alternative School
    Grades: 6-8 | 45 students
    2.1 miles
    310 W Zia Road
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
    (505)820-3188
    2.16-8
    45
  • Santa Fe
    Grades: 5-12 | 29 students
    2.1 miles
    1549 S Saint Francis Dr
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
    (505)982-2240
    2.15-12
    29
  • Santa Fe
    Grades: PK-6 | 56 students
    2.2 miles
    321 W Zia Road
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
    (505)988-1968
    2.2PK-6
    56

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