- Desert Academy at Santa Fe is a college preparatory school dedicated to academic and personal excellence.
- We are an International Baccalaureate World School offering both the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, for grades 6 through 12.
- We support and encourage the development of individual abilities in a community characterized by educational, ethnic, and cultural diversity.
- Students are involved, challenged, and empowered by a fully accredited college preparatory curriculum, a creative slate of electives, and comprehensive arts and athletic programs.
- Recently awarded places in Best of Santa Fe 2019 in Best High School and Best Middle School categories
- Rated #1 Private School in Santa Fe by niche.com 2019
|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)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
|Grades Offered||Grades 6-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Please inquire|
|Total Students||135 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 51%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||27 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Advanced Courses||International Baccalaureate classes|
|Average ACT score||27|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 1 / Feb. 14 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$19,500|
|Tuition Notes||Generous need-based financial aid available.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$7,500|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Lucy Barna|
|Total Sports Offered||13 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Golf,
Martial Arts, Mountain Biking,
Rock Climbing, Snowboarding,
Tennis, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||20 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Assistance Dogs of the West, NHS, NJHS, Student Government, Theater|
Club or Organization:
chess club, Desert Ambassadors, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Leos Service Club, Ministry of Silly Walks fun club, OASIS magazine, Shakespeare Club, speech & debate, Yearbook Club
Arts and Music Programs:
48-Hour Film Festival, choir, Future Voices Film and Photography
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mountain Biking Club, rock climbing club, Skateboarding Club
- Desert Academy is dedicated to academic and personal excellence. We provide a quality college prepatory education in a diverse school community, which values individuality, builds character, promotes self-confidence and fosters global understanding.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Santa Fe Grades: K-12 | 20 students
702 Bishops Lodge Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505)954-1845 4.8 K-12
- Santa Fe Grades: 7-12 | 318 students
1101 Camino De Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505)982-1829 2.9 7-12
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