Father James B Hay Catholic School

Tel: (575)437-7821
Grades: PK-8 | 66 students
Father James B Hay Catholic School is more than an institution for learning, we make up an educational community that was established and sustained by dedicated faculty, administration, staff, and strong parental support.
Our common goal is to accomplish what is in the best interest of the students academically and spiritually; to make them the keepers of the faith and provide guidance to them to make a lasting contribution to the global community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1956

Student Body

Total Students 66 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade Father James B Hay Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform: School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $3,800
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,625
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Julia Fracker

School Notes

  • Father James B. Hay Catholic School is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, a division of AdvancED and the state of New Mexico since the inception of non-public school accreditation in 1975. We provide a strong academic program that incorporates Catholic identity in all subject areas. Our curriculum is based on the Elementary Course of Study as prescribed by the Diocese of Las Cruces. It is aligned with national standards and the regulations of the New Mexico State Department of Education for non-public schools. Our academic program includes grades Pre-K through grade 5th. Each grade level incorporates content and activities that are developmentally appropriate.
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The average private school tuition in New Mexico is $6,033 for elementary schools and $10,262 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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