For the 2023-24 school year, there are 188 private schools serving 23,060 students in New Mexico (there are 934 public schools, serving 323,300 students). 7% of all K-12 students in New Mexico are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $8,931 for elementary schools and $10,233 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The average acceptance rate is 87% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 51% and the student:teacher ratio is 10:1.
Albuquerque Academy Photo - Albuquerque Academy's 6-7 Division has a unique structure in which teachers plan together, teach cooperatively, model teamwork, and get to know students well. Sixth-grade students are placed in small "families" of a teacher and about 10 classmates. These families stay together all year, meet every morning, and eat lunch together every day.
Sandia Preparatory School Photo - Sandia Preparatory School provides a rigorous college prep education in a small class setting for grades 6 - 12.
Axiom Christian Classical School Photo - Nestled behind Presbyterian Hospital with easy highway access is Axiom's long term home. Previously housing a charter school, the remodeled 3 story building has an indoor basketball court, outdoor play area, weight room, indoor/outdoor eating areas, and industrial kitchen. There is also plenty of room to garden on the completely fenced and secure campus.
Desert Academy Photo - Students headed to Europe for 12 days of Spring break 2016! Itinerary includes London, Paris and Barcelona.
Camino De Paz School Photo - Using unit ratio to calculate number of quarts of milk needed to make yogurt.
Bosque School Photo - Service Learning is an educational experience that takes students from the classroom into community settings, applying academic and real-world concepts while meeting a real community need. At Bosque School, we believe strongly that integrating meaningful service with instruction and reflection will enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and engage students in issues affecting the larger community locally, nationally, and globally.
Acton Academy Albuquerque Photo - Even the K-1 Studio has their own student contract designed by the kids!
Santa Fe Waldorf School Photo - Students learn best through their own observations and discoveries. The Waldorf approach encourages students to observe carefully and think clearly about the world before them. Instead of presenting answers, the teacher poses questions that lead the student to insight and knowledge founded in experience.
New Mexico Military Institute Photo - The Corps of Cadets, led by the Cadet Regimental Commander, is a "leadership lab" where cadets hone their leadership skills and character through education, training, and experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the top ranked private schools in New Mexico?
How many private schools are located in New Mexico?
188 private schools are located in New Mexico.
How much do private schools cost in New Mexico?
The average private school tuition in New Mexico is $8,931 for elementary schools and $10,233 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in New Mexico?
New Mexico private schools are approximately 51% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in New Mexico go to private school?
7% of all K-12 students in New Mexico are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
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