Menaul School

Find your place in the world.  For over 100 years, Menaul School has been educating students from New Mexico and around the world. Each student admitted to Menaul School must aspire to be a part of a multi-cultural community where participation, compassion, honesty and academic achievement are a part of everyday life.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 196 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,060
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Menaul 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 6-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
196 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 52%
Students by Grade
Menaul School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP US Government and Politics
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki pants and school polo shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Individualized Tuition Program available to all Domestic Day families, staying within 10-15% of your household income. International Boarding Tuition is $40,455. International Day tuition is $22,720. Financial aid is available to international students based on need.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Panther Camp for grades 1-6 is $240/week
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Yesenia Perez Gonzalez
Admissions Associate
Laura Hille Intl. Director



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
ACT/SAT Prep, Baking Club, Chess Club, Debate Club, Environmental Club, Junior Civitan, Math Club, National Honor Society, Open Circle/Gender and Sexual Diversity Club, People to People International, Speech and Debate, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir, Drama, Jazz Band, Visual Arts

School Notes

  • Menaul is the only day and boarding school in Albuquerque, and has the most diverse student population among independent schools in the region, with more than 84% of students self-identifying as coming from racially or ethnically diverse backgrounds. At Menaul, students benefit from a program of study that emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual self-awareness, and physical well-being. Our students are immersed in a diverse international community, they are "world smart" not just "book smart." They are prepared for success in college, but also have the confidence and skills needed to succeed in a world that, more than ever, needs workers who are comfortable teaming up with people from a variety of cultures, countries, and ethnicities.

Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Menaul School cost?
Menaul School's tuition is approximately $18,060 for private students and $240 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Menaul School?
The acceptance rate of Menaul School is 85%, which is lower than the national average of 87%.
What sports does Menaul School offer?
Menaul School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Menaul School's ranking?
Menaul School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for: Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Menaul School?
The application deadline for Menaul School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
The fall of 2021 will be my daughter's first year as a student at Menaul School. The enrollment process was very easy and straightforward. The admissions team provided not only the support I needed but made us feel like we were part of the panther family from the get-go. We were first introduced to Menaul through their summer camps. My daughter attended multiple summers there during her elementary school years and fell in love with the campus, staff and curriculum. My daughter has been enrolled in public school since kindergarten and has always excelled but knew she was never challenged and pushed to her potential. I am confident Menaul will not only provide her the college preparatory I desire but encourage her to be a well-rounded individual.
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As our boys were transitioning from Catholic elementary and middle school, we were looking for a small school that would meet the various learning needs of our sons, as well as provide a wide range of extracurricular activities. Menaul School met those needs and much more. Each of them received the education they needed to prepare for college and beyond, helping them grow as leaders and contributing members of a diverse community. The instructors provided a challenging academic curriculum with opportunities for students to problem solve and perform outside of traditional lecture and respond methods. They are supportive and open to communication from students and parents at all times. Menaul's quality athletic and music programs allowed my sons to stay active throughout their educational experience and perform to the best of their abilities. The Christian values of Menaul can be seen throughout the campus and curriculum. We love Menaul School and would recommend it to any family wanting a nurturing yet rigorous academic experience.
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From Nigeria , we wanted a school that will give a holistic approach to the welfare of our son. Menaul gave us all of that, academic prowess, spiritual mentoring, pastoral care, sports and great community of teachers, house parents and students who made our son feel welcomed and loved. Living miles and miles away from him, the school made sure to keep him in safe environs and gave extra academic support to him. Menaul has proven to be an exceptional international school i would recommend to parents who wish to give to their children a great opportunity to study abroad and be outstanding!
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We are an expat family living overseas so our 2 kids are required to go to boarding school since there is no high school available for them to attend in the country we live in. We are originally from the Southwestern US and we wanted to find a small, caring Christian boarding school for our kids to attend. We found Menaul School and from the first moments of our contact with the school we knew we had found the perfect place for our kids. Meanul has both a day school and boarding school with a large and diverse international student population. Our kids love the international environment, the small class sizes, caring teachers and the wonderful community feeling that the school provides. Our children are thriving at Menaul! From the dorms, to the activities, to the coaches, to the teachers and staff to the wonderful Christian community, Menaul has exceeded expectations on every count. Our son is an alternative learner and they have even found him an awesome tutor to provide academic support for him. We love Menaul and encourage any expat family looking for a small Christian school with an international emphasis to consider this wonderful school in Albuquerque, NM.
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 196 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,060
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Albuquerque, NM is $10,575 for elementary schools and $13,951 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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