Top 5 Best Las Cruces Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 8 private schools serving 1,186 students in Las Cruces, NM (there are 47 public schools, serving 24,539 public students). 5% of all K-12 students in Las Cruces, NM are educated in private schools (compared to the NM state average of 7%).
The top ranked private schools in Las Cruces, NM include Las Cruces Academy, Las Cruces Catholic School and Cornerstone Christian Academy.
The average acceptance rate is 86%, which is lower than the New Mexico private school average acceptance rate of 87%.
75% of private schools in Las Cruces, NM are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

Top Ranked Las Cruces Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Cornerstone Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(1)
5301 Cortez Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88012
(575) 532-0902
Grades: PK-12
| 120 students
Las Cruces Academy
Las Cruces Academy Photo - Kindergarteners diving into new books at our in-house book fair
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
1755 Avenida de Mercado, Mesilla (not a mailing address)
Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 521-9384
Grades: PK-8
| 43 students
Las Cruces Catholic School
Las Cruces Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
1331 N Miranda St
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 526-2517
Grades: PK-12
| 276 students
Mesilla Valley Christian School
Mesilla Valley Christian School Photo - National Honor Society is one of many campus clubs and organizations at MVCS.Annually MVCS students score 20-25% above the state average in ACT test scores. In 2023 MVCS one of two schools in Las Cruces to have an National Merit Semi-Finalist.
(Christian)
(1)
3850 Stern Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 525-8515
Grades: K-12
| 423 students
Mission Academy
Mission Academy Photo - Lego Robotics is part of our hands on learning experience.
Special Program Emphasis
(5)
1730 Tierra de Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 449-4796
Grades: K-8
| 96 students
College Heights Kindergarten
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
1210 Wofford Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 522-6922
Grades: PK-K
| 82 students
Mission Lutheran School
Mission Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
2752 N Roadrunner Pkwy
Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 532-5489
Grades: PK-5
| 43 students
Noah's Ark Learning Center
Daycare / Preschool (Assembly of God)
1605 S Valley Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(505) 524-0827
Grades: PK-K
| 103 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, New Mexico Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Las Cruces Catholic/ihm Campus (Closed 2004)
Daycare / Preschool (Catholic)
865 East Idaho Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 524-2141
Grades: PK-K
| 98 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Las Cruces, NM?
The top ranked private schools in Las Cruces, NM include Las Cruces Academy, Las Cruces Catholic School and Cornerstone Christian Academy.
How many private schools are located in Las Cruces, NM?
8 private schools are located in Las Cruces, NM.
How diverse are private schools in Las Cruces, NM?
Las Cruces, NM private schools are approximately 61% minority students, which is higher than the New Mexico private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in Las Cruces, NM go to private school?
5% of all K-12 students in Las Cruces, NM are educated in private schools (compared to the NM state average of 7%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Las Cruces, NM?
75% of private schools in Las Cruces, NM are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

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