Altus Academy

Altus is a private, independent, not-for-profit,elementaryschool that provides a high-quality college preparatoryeducationfor families.
We aim to serve students from historical minoritygroups,low-income households, first-generation college graduatehouseholdsand challenging neighborhoods and communities.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 1-8
  • Students: 49 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
49 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Altus Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code
(Khaki pants, tie, and blazer)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Altus Academy does not charge tuition.
Admissions Director
John Heybach
Admissions Associate
Alfredo Villegas

School Notes

  • The missionof Altus Academy is to develop students withthestrength of character and academic preparation to succeed incollegepreparatory high schools, college, and beyond.Thevisionof AltusAcademy is to create a culture of characterbased on the developmentof virtue and fundamental moral values,that will transform thestudent, the family, and thecommunity.This is accomplished bypromoting the integralhuman development of each individual memberof our learningcommunity, fostering academic, moral, intellectual,physical, andspiritual excellence. Graduates of Altus Academy willrespect andbear witness to objective truth, transcend life`schallenges, andgrow to serve God and others.Altus Academyinaugurated its firstclass of sixteen students on August 7, 2013.Altus continues to addprograms and students as we grow.
Profile last updated: 06/11/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 1-8
  • Students: 49 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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