Desert Academy

7300 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505)992-8284
  • 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 a comprehensive athletic program.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning specialist on staff
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 190 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade Desert Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 12 students
Advanced Courses International Baccalaureate classes
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,960
Tuition Notes Generous need-based financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
49%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jennifer Warren
Admissions Associate Linda Armer

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Assistance Dogs of the West, NHS, NJHS, Outdoor Club, Student Government, Theater, chess club, choir, speech & debate NHS, NJHS, Outdoor Club, Theater, chess club, choir, Assistance Dogs of the West,
Student Government,
speech & debate,

School Notes

  • 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.
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