Holy Ghost Catholic School

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Holy Ghost Catholic School is a Catholic elementary and middle school in South East Albuquerque, NM conviniently located near Kirtland Airforce Base, and Sandia National Labratory.
We are a faith community that prepares students for the 21 century by providing opportunities for creating, communicating, and collaborating.
Holy Ghost Catholic School was made a Blue Ribbion School of Excellence by the U.S Department of Education in 2009.
Holy Ghost Catholic School is the first school in New Mexico and the first Catholic school in the country to Nationally Certified for STEM Excellence.
Our students are the center of academic, religious, service and extracurricular life at Holy Ghost Catholic School.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 216 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,300
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Holy Ghost Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for:

School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students
216 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Holy Ghost Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Navy Blue Pants, Plaid Jumpers and Skirts, White Shirts, or Red and Gray Polos

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Holly Filener



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Girl Scouts, Service in the Spirit Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Guitar Club, Orchestra
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Holy Ghost Catholic School cost?
Holy Ghost Catholic School's tuition is approximately $5,300 for private students.
What sports does Holy Ghost Catholic School offer?
Holy Ghost Catholic School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Holy Ghost Catholic School's ranking?
Holy Ghost Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Holy Ghost Catholic School?
The application deadline for Holy Ghost Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Holy Ghost Catholic School located?
Holy Ghost Catholic School is located in the Elder Homstead neighborhood of Albuquerque, NM.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
Holy Ghost is an amazing school! The teachers and administration truly care for my children and it shows! Through the years we have become a big family! Administration helped guid us through COVID-19 policies, procedures, and safety measures while providing the highest education standards for my children. When my son was struggling with reading the school helped me every step of the way providing guidance and extra one on one instruction to improve his reading skills! He is now reading at a successful level for his grade. My children have received quality religious education at Holy Ghost where they strive to teach my children how to live daily in Gods image. My 3rd grader received his sacraments of reconciliation and holy communion this year. His teacher was amazing in teaching him these sacraments and their meaning. Holy Ghost provides quality education and quality care!!
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My husband and I are very happy with Holy Ghost School. I toured the school during an open house and immediately knew I wanted our kids to attend. The class size is perfect for teachers to give individual attention to each student. This school offers spanish, art, music and the kids spend time outdoors planting trees on the bosque. Our school also spends time on the Air Force base research labs building rocket ships and learning about science. The school teaches the importance of serving others in the community . They collect food for the Saint Vincent De Paul food store house, they collect money and make Merry Bags for the homeless, they pack food for Kids Against Hunger. I love the fact that I do not have to look for a middle school.
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Like many parents I was unsure of where to send my only child to school. I interviewed/visited with most of the parochial schools in Albuquerque before selecting the Holy Ghost. My husband and I can not be happier with our school selection. I could elaborate on all the aspects of the school that are wonderful but no one would read this post. Bottom line, the staff is phenomenal, the families who you will come to know are equally great, and the academic standards are on par with what we wanted for our child. You will not be disappointed if you make the choice to send your child to the Holy Ghost.
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What a wonderful school! I am a 2011 Alumni and I wouldn't trade a day of it for anything. Dear friends I would like to provide you with four reasons why I think you should send your child to Holy Ghost Catholic School. 1) We were named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009 and are currently still the only Catholic School in New Mexico to hold this award. 2) Our principal takes the time to know her students and families. 3) We have the best teachers who CARE about the SUCCESS of their students and more than half of our teachers hold advanced degrees in the subjects that they teach. 4) Your child will receive the best education and will be challenged to do his or her very best!
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Holy Ghost helped build the foundation that made my kids successful through high school, and now in college. It's nice to see that they''ve been recognized with the Blue Ribbon Award...they truly deserve it!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 216 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,300
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Albuquerque, NM is $10,457 for elementary schools and $13,741 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Albuquerque, NM is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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