Albuquerque Academy

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (505)828-3208
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Albuquerque Academy's central path connects the West Campus, home to grades 6 and 7, to the East Campus, where grades 8-12 reside. The Library and Science Center are located at the mid-point of the path.
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Albuquerque Academy's central path connects the West Campus, home to grades 6 and 7, to the East Campus, where grades 8-12 reside. The Library and Science Center are located at the mid-point of the path.
Albuquerque Academy fields over 55 athletic teams in 21 different sports. Close to two-thirds of students in grades 9-12 participate on Academy sports teams.
In a given year, Albuquerque Academy's Performing Arts Department presents approximately 15 full concerts (choral, band, orchestra, dance, and guitar), 7 student solo and group recitals, one musical (5 performances), one faculty-directed play (8 performances), and 2 student-directed plays (2 performances each).
A feature of an Albuquerque Academy education since 1975, the experiential education curriculum is mandatory in grades 6 through 9, with students completing outdoor trips of increasing challenge and duration. In grades 10-12, students may elect to participate in the outdoor leadership program --  one such group is pictured here on a San Juan River trip.
Albuquerque Academy's visual arts program teaches skills and concepts through a series of rigorous sequential courses. Students develop the ability to produce conceptually sophisticated work and the capacity to articulate their ideas. Two student art exhibitions are held each year.
Albuquerque Academy students are required to engage in community service projects in all grades. These sixth-grade students are making papier-mache toys for zoo animals, learning about the enrichment needs of animals in captivity. When the toys were completed, students delivered them to the Rio Grande Zoo and were able to observe the animals' interaction with them.
Albuquerque Academy's 6-7 Division has a unique structure in which teachers plan together, teach cooperatively, model teamwork, and get to know students well. Sixth-grade students are placed in small 'families' of a teacher and about 10 classmates. These families stay together all year, meet every morning, and eat lunch together every day.
  • Dedicated to attracting some of the finest students and teachers in the country, Albuquerque Academy is a college preparatory day school enrolling 1,120 young men and women in grades 6-12.
  • Founded in 1955, the Academy serves the greater Albuquerque area and commits its resources to a mission comprising accessibility, excellence, caring, and outreach.This mission, along with the Academy's generous financial aid program has fostered one of the strongest student bodies in the nation, with over 200 National Merit Semifinalists over the past seven years.
  • Emphasizing mastery of fundamentals and independent judgment, the Academy seeks the full academic, creative, moral, and physical development of each student, and offers a challenging curriculum with more than 20 Advanced Placement courses, as well as experiential education, global languages, and community service programs.
  • Opportunities are plentiful in the visual and performing arts, athletics, and a wide range of extracurricular activities.
  • New students are admitted at the beginning of each school year, and the admission application deadline is in early February.
  • For complete information on admission and financial assistance, please visit our web site at www.aa.edu, our interactive digital viewbook at withinreach.aa.edu, or call the Admission Office.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1955

Student Body

Total Students1121 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 48%
Students by GradeAlbuquerque Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers176 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 5
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,375
Tuition NotesFor 2015-16. Includes lunch. Range of book fees is $250 to $500 per year.
Admissions DirectorAmy Eglinton Keller

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
DivingFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

School Notes

  • Dedicated to attracting some of the finest students and teachers in the country, Albuquerque Academy is a college preparatory day school enrolling 1,120 young men and women in grades 6-12. Founded in 1955, the Academy serves the greater Albuquerque area and commits its resources to a mission comprising accessibility, excellence, caring, and outreach.This mission, along with the Academy's generous financial aid program has fostered one of the strongest student bodies in the nation, with more than 200 National Merit Semifinalists over the past seven years.
  • Emphasizing mastery of fundamentals and independent judgment, the Academy seeks the full academic, creative, moral, and physical development of each student, and offers a challenging curriculum with more than 20 Advanced Placement courses, as well as experiential education, global languages, and community service programs.
  • Opportunities are plentiful in the visual and performing arts, athletics, and a wide range of extracurricular activities. New students are admitted at the beginning of each school year, and the admission application deadline is in early February. For complete information on admission and financial aid, please visit our web site at www.aa.edu, our interactive digital viewbook at withinreach.aa.edu, or call the Admission Office.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  7/24/2015
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.
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5  10/6/2012
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.
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The average private school tuition in Albuquerque, NM is $7,049 for elementary schools and $14,856 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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