Manzano Day School

The school has a structured curriculum.  In addition to the core curriculum of math, English, social studies, science and math all students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade also have six co-currciular subject areas.
The co-curricular areas are Spanish , art, music, physical education, library studies and technology lab. We have a dedicated science lab and an environmental study program at Fenton Ranch.We also have an extended program before and after school.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1938
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1999

Student Body

Total Students468 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 52%
Students by Grade Manzano Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,185
Tuition NotesPre-k tuition 11105 Kindergarten tuition 12685 1st to 5th tuition 14185
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMadonna Prokopiak
Admissions AssociateEmily Villegas

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.
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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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The average private school tuition in Albuquerque, NM is $7,122 for elementary schools and $15,528 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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