St. Bonaventure School

Tel: (505)862-7465
Welcome to St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School.
Located amid the beautiful red mesas of Northwestern New Mexico, St. Bonaventure Mission serves the Navajo living on the Eastern Navajo Nation.
In addition to operating a tuition-free school, St. Bonaventure Mission provides extensive human services for those living in poverty.
The Mission also operates a thrift store and is a major local employer.
St. Bonaventure Indian School is a private, Catholic school located at the southeastern edge of the Navajo Nation in Thoreau, NM.
The school is one of the ministries of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission which serves the Diné of the area.
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Bonaventure Indian Mission and School has provided love, support and hope for a better life to the Navajo through the generosity of all those who have shared their prayers, resources or time.
Together, we complete a 'Circle of Love' that bears witness to God's constant love and represents a future that offers great promise.
St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School is a private, Catholic agency providing the people of the Eastern Navajo Nation the opportunity to develop self-sufficiency through education, employment, housing and outreach services that make available food, water, clothing, and other social services.
We are motivated by the desire to mutually share the goodness of God.
develop self-sufficiency through education, employment, housing and outreach services that make available food, water, clothing, and other social services.
We are motivated by the desire to mutually share the goodness of God.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 201 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 97%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bible Baptist Shepherd School (25.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Teresa Of Avila Catholic School (18.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rehoboth Christian School (33.8 miles away)
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  • Grants St. Teresa Of Avila Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Po Box 729
    Grants , NM , 87020
    (505)287-2261
    (Roman Catholic)
    18.7  mi  |  114  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Grants
    Victory Christian Academy
    (Church of God)
    224 Monroe Ave
    Grants , NM , 87020
    (505)285-6965
    (Church of God)
    19  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  3-9
  • Crownpoint Bible Baptist Shepherd School
    (Baptist)
    Po Box 1708
    Crownpoint , NM , 87313
    (505)786-7193
    (Baptist)
    25.3  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  3-10
  • Rehoboth Rehoboth Christian School
    (Calvinist)
    Po Box 41
    Rehoboth , NM , 87322
    (505)863-4412
    (Calvinist)
    33.8  mi  |  502  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Gallup Hilltop Christian
    (Christian)
    R#5 Box 40
    Gallup , NM , 87301
    (505)371-5726
    (Christian)
    37.4  mi  |  83  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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  • Recommended June 25, 2013 - The school has a friendly and welcoming faculty with honor students in junior high science fairs. - Posted by Teacher

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