Desert Academy

313 Camino Alire,
Santa Fe, NM, 87501-0875
     Tel: (505)992-8284
Grades: 7 - 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.
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 7 - 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.: 50%
Students by Grade Desert Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
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. Theater, Rock Band, Outdoor Club, Student Government, NJHS, NHS, Assistance Dogs of the West Theater,  Rock Band,  Outdoor Club,  NJHS,  NHS,  Student Government,
Assistance Dogs of the West,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Santa Fe Baptist Preparatory Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fayette St Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tara School (0.2 miles away)
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    Santa FeNM87505
    (505)982-3396
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