- At Albuquerque Academy, labels and boundaries don`t apply. Like our teachers, Academy students are world-class artists and athletes, scholars and explorers.
- The Academy is one of the top schools in the country, and we set each student on their own lifelong path of learning and doing.
- Through challenging coursework, deep connections with faculty and friends, and meaningful experiential education, our students grow to understand the greater world and how they can go out and serve it with wisdom, conviction, and compassion.
- Albuquerque Academy is a non-denominational, coeducational, independent day school serving 1,149 students in grades six through 12.
- The diversity of our student body fosters mutual respect and the sharing of unique ideas, important components of learning and growing.
- Your child, too, has unique gifts and talents that can benefit from and be served by our community.
Albuquerque Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for:
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
New Mexico Association of Non Public Schools (NMANS)
|Grades Offered||Grades 6-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or other diagnosed learning differences|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Albuquerque Academy has a robust summer program. Learn more at https://www.aa.edu/thinksummer.|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||1,172 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 52%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||166 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||24 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Average SAT score||1390|
|Average ACT score||31|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Nov. 20|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$25,390|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition includes lunch|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$17,010|
|Admissions Director||Amy Eglinton Keller|
|Admissions Associate||Melissa Seligman|
|Endowment Size||$83 million|
|Total Sports Offered||14 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Diving,
Flag Football, Football,
Tennis, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||69 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Adventures of Supercomputing, Advocate (student newspaper), Bel Canto (classical singing), Best Buddies, Bible Club, Celtic Band, Chess Club, Class Officers, Classics Club, Club Shred, Computer Club, Connect (community service club), Cool Breeze (female vocal jazz), Creative Writing Club, Dance Troupe, Dean’s Council, DECA - Business Club, Economics Club, En Pointe Dance, Environmental Club, Feminism Club, Figure Drawing Club, Finnegan's Wake Club, French Club, Girls Who Code, Hispanic Student Association, Honor Guitar Quartet, Jeopardy Club, Jewish Student Association, Latin American Guitar Ensemble, Latin Club, Life Hacks, Magic: The Gathering Club, MANdance, Mariachi Band, Meditation Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Musical, Open Studio - Visual Art, Other Voices (literary magazine), Pep Band, Philosophy Club, Puzzle Society, Quiz Bowl Team, Read to Excel Tutoring Program, Relaxation Club, Roots Music Club, SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance), Scholarships Club, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, SDLC (Student Diversity Leadership Club), Shakespeare Festival, Sirens (female-only a cappella), Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Steel Drum Band, Strategy Games Club, Student Diversity Leadership Club, Student Senate, Student-Directed One Act Plays, Technical Theater, TedX Youth Day, Thespians, Ultimate Frisbee, Unaccompanied Minors (modern a capella), UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest, Yearbook
- Albuquerque Academy is a non-denominational, coeducational, independent day school for approximately 1,150 students in grades six through 12. The Academy offers students an education that is without equal in the Southwest.
- The Academy prides itself on offering an educational program based on creative, independent doing and thinking. The school motto, "scientia ad faciendum," or "knowledge for the sake of doing," reflects an underlying philosophy of achieving knowledge that is actionable.
- The Academy`s educational program emphasizes six fundamental academic disciplines: English, history, mathematics, world languages, science, and performing and visual arts. Study in all six disciplines is required each year through grade 9. A decreasing number of requirements in the upper grades allows for a wider choice of electives.
- Students are organized by grade into three divisions: grades 6-7, grades 8-9, and grades 10-12. These groupings allow for small, close-knit, and nurturing environments able to serve the needs and interests of all students. Each division provides students with a comfortable, supportive atmosphere in which to learn and thrive. The three divisions often come together for all-school assemblies and school-wide activities. The Academy`s 312-acre main campus includes the West Campus (grades 6-7), and the East Campus (grades 8-12).
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Albuquerque Grades: PK-12 | 1156 students
8005 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 821-2513 1.6 PK-12
Great school, great food, great campus, great teachers, and great response to COVID. Offers a wide range of clubs, from guitar to track. Student's will love it here, and most resources are supplied by the school. However, based on what I have seen, tuition is a tad bit high.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Ddo
I have two girls grade 6 and 8 at the Academy. Both are thriving and love their school. Academic requirements are very challenging and they encourage the kids to grow in knowledge, maturity and awareness of others. I could not have designed a better program for my girls.
- Posted by Parent - kustr
Cross country and track are amazing. I got very fit. Guitar is fun and there are many after school activities. There is also a club swim team. Ex Ed is camping and we camp on private land in bear canyon and it is great.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Darap