Structured curriculum that focuses on the development of the whole child.
Core academic areas of reading, writing, math, social studies, and science; co-curricular areas of art, library, music, PE, Spanish, and technology for all grade levels.
Dedicated science lab and an environmental study program at Fenton Ranch.
Extended day program before and after school.  Core values

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 468 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,670
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Manzano Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1999

Student Body

Total Students
468 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 52%
Students by Grade
Manzano Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Pre-k tuition 12270 Kindergarten tuition 14070 1st to 5th tuition 15670
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Price varies
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Emily Villegas
Admissions Associate
Kelsey Foote

School Notes

  • Manzano Day School, founded in 1938, is an independent, nonsectarian elementary school dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching and Joy in Learning to prepare children for a life of discovery and community involvement in our diverse world.
Profile last updated: 07/14/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I am both a parent of a student and alumni of Manzano Day School. This is an amazing school, with a wonderful staff and curriculum. The availability of programs like art, music and Fenton Ranch was huge for us. An excellent investment!
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Manzano Day School is by far the best PreK-5 school in Albuquerque. It's faculty is highliy qualified and devotes an incredible amount of time to each student.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 468 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,670
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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