Quick Stats (2023)
- Top Ranked NM School
- Grades: 6-12
- Enrollment: 1,183 students
- Yearly Tuition: $26,176
- Average class size: 15 students
- Application Deadline: Dec. 8 / Feb. 1
- Source: Verified school update
- Academy Wins 4th Directors Cup in a Row - 07/05/2022BY JAMES YODICE / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
La Cueva and Albuquerque Academy were among the five schools that won New Mexico Activities Association Director`s Cup titles for 2021-22.
The Bears scored 2,860 ...morepoints in Class 5A, with Rio Rancho (2,020) and Cleveland (1,800) next on the list. It is the first time atop the standings for La Cueva since 2017-18.
In 4A, Academy`s 3,080 points outdistanced Los Alamos (2,460) and Lovington (1,660). Academy is the first-place school for the fourth straight school year.
Other classification winners were St. Michael`s in 3A, Pecos in 2A and Gateway Christian from Roswell in 1A. Gateway ended a five-year run by Melrose in 1A.
Points in the Director`s Cup are assigned in both athletics and activities. On the sports side, schools earn points on an escalating scale for participating in a program, winning district, reaching at least the state semifinals, being a state runner-up and capturing a state championship. Points are assigned in activities in most of those same categories. hide
- Notah Begay III ’90 Inducted into National High School Hall of Fame - 07/05/2022Former four-time winner on the PGA Tour, current Golf Channel Analyst, and former stand-out athlete at Albuquerque Academy Notah Begay III was inducted into the NFHS National High School Hall ...moreof Fame on Friday in San Antonio, Texas. Begay joins a star-studded class in 2022 which features the late Walter Payton, who was one of the best NFL running backs, and Sanya Richards-Ross, who is a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist in track & field. hide
- Title IX: The Athlete – AD Bachis and Hart ’71 Recognized - 06/29/2022BY RICK WRIGHT / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
The year was 1972, and 10-year-old Olivia Jones was growing tall, strong and well coordinated. She`d watch the boys play basketball and think, "I ...morereally like that.
"But would she ever get the chance to play the game herself? Opportunities for girls in team sports were rare, especially in schools. hide
- Golf’s Ups and Downs Have Proved Instructive to Stanford-Bound Parasher - 06/22/2022BY STEVE VIRGEN / JOURNAL ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Neil Parasher, an 18-year-old Albuquerque Academy graduate headed to Stanford to walk on for golf, knows to adjust when an 8-foot birdie putt ...moreturns into a four-putt frustration that results in a double bogey. hide
- 17 Students-Athletes to Compete in College - 05/20/2022View news coverage at the link.
- Guitarists Perform in Austin - 05/20/2022Six students traveled to Austin, TX to perform in a guitar orchestra hosted by the Austin Classical Guitar Society. They got to share the stage with internationally acclaimed musicians Jorge ...moreCaballero and the Mir String Quartet. hide
- Ninth Grader is International Math Champ - 05/18/2022Akilan Sankaran `25 received the First Award in the Mathematics Category at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in Atlanta in May. His project, Modifying the ABCs of Number ...moreTheory, was recognized among top student scientists from around the world. hide
- Quinn Ennis ’22 Named Presidential Scholar - 05/12/2022The Class of 2022`s Quinn Ennis has been named one of 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars by the Department of Education. The 161 high school seniors are selected based on their ...moreaccomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.
Quinn will attend Yale University where he will major in physics. During his time at the Academy, he has been involved in Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, the chess team, community service, and the student newspaper. He is also a 2022 Bryan Cameron Impact Scholar and in August 2021 started EFFECTS, a non-profit that aims to bring inquiry-based science education to underserved elementary school students in Albuquerque. EFFECTS currently serves more than 100 students at three school. hide
- Academy Picks Up Two Enchantment Awards - 05/09/2022Junior Brooke Caperton and Performing Arts faculty member Laurie Thomas took home honors from the Enchantment Awards on Saturday, May 7 at Popejoy Hall. Both were recognized for their work ...morewith Bright Star, the 2022 Academy spring musical. hide
- Mock Trial Team Finishes 7th in Nation - 05/09/2022The Albuquerque Academy mock trial team, which included only two members with national-level experience, finished seventh at nationals in May. "This is a remarkable achievement for any team," said ...moreCoach Joaquin Sanchez. hide
- Academy Team Drives New Mexico Success at DECA Nationals - 04/29/2022Jackson Paternoster `22 finished third in the Food & Restaurant Marketing event at DECA Nationals in Atlanta in April, leading a New Mexico delegation that placed five participants in the ...morefinals, including Jackson and two Academy teammates. "More than 3,500 students started out competing in Jackson`s event," said Coach Bruce Orem. hide
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Albuquerque Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for:
Academics and Faculty
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Advocate (student newspaper), Best Buddies, Bible Club, Birding Club, Black Student Association, Chess Club, Class Officers, Classics Club, Club Shred, Coding Club, Connect (community service club), CyberChargers, Dean’s Council, DECA - Business Club, Engineering Club, Environmental Club, Esports Team, Hispanic Student Association, HOSA Future Health Professionals, Jewish Student Association, Magic: The Gathering Club, Math Club, MathCounts, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, No Place for Hate, Other Voices (literary magazine), Philosophy Club, Politics Club, Puberty Club, Quiz Bowl Team, Read to Excel Tutoring Program, SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance), Science Bowl, Science Fair Club, Science Olympiad, SDLC (Student Diversity Leadership Club), Speech and Debate, Starwatching Club, Strategy Games Club, Student Diversity Leadership Club, Student Senate, Student-Directed One Act Plays, TedX Youth Day, UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Bel Canto (classical singing), Ceramics Club, Dance Troupe, En Pointe Dance, Honor Guitar Quartet, Latin American Guitar Ensemble, Mariachi Band, Musical, Open Studio - Visual Art, Opera Project, Pep Band, Roots Music Club, Shakespeare Festival, Steel Drum Band, Technical Theater, Thespians, Unaccompanied Minors (modern a capella)
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bike Park, Frisbee Golf, Mountain Biking Club, Ultimate Frisbee
- The academic program at Albuquerque Academy is at the heart of our school, and the school`s mission is lived out daily in the wide array of rich learning experiences we offer students. Whether they are participating in Model UN, coding in AP statistics, contrasting the philosophies of Zen Buddhism with those of western thinkers, or critiquing a portfolio of self-portraits, we aim to nurture children`s natural passion for learning and to instill habits of life-long curiosity and reflection.
- Our approach to teaching, to student leadership, to community service, and to the many other aspects of school life reflects our hope that we will model and instill in students our most deeply held values of kindness, empathy, creativity, inclusion, justice, life-long learning, and connection to the natural world and to the Southwest. We believe that a liberal arts education is vital to becoming a global citizen in a world where future jobs have not yet been fully imagined, and we believe our students graduate from the Academy knowing how to think; how to understand their own worldview and those of others; how to find and then evaluate information; how to construct and analyze an argument; and how to communicate clearly, authentically, and diplomatically.
- We also believe that students leave our school with an internalized sense of the Academy`s mission - that it is their privilege and responsibility to serve country and community with wisdom, conviction, and compassion.
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- James Borrego '96 - NBA coach
- Kate Gallegos '00 - Mayor of Phoenix
- Notah Begay III '90 - PGA golfer
- Mira Jacob '91 - Novelist
- Alex Bregman '12 - MLB third baseman
- David Eagleman '89 - Neuroscientist, writer
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Albuquerque Academy cost?
Albuquerque Academy's tuition is approximately $26,176 for private students.
Who are famous alumni from Albuquerque Academy?
Albuquerque Academy famous alumni include: James Borrego '96, Kate Gallegos '00, Notah Begay III '90, Mira Jacob '91, Alex Bregman '12 and David Eagleman '89.
Does Albuquerque Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Albuquerque Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Albuquerque Academy offer?
Albuquerque Academy offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Albuquerque Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for most sports offered.
What is Albuquerque Academy's ranking?
Albuquerque Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for: Highest average ACT score, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Albuquerque Academy?
The application deadline for Albuquerque Academy is Dec. 8 / Feb. 1.
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