St. Bonaventure School

Welcome to St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School. Located amid the beautiful red mesas of Northwestern New Mexico, St. Bonaventure Mission serves the Navajo living on the Eastern Navajo Nation.
In addition to operating a tuition-free school, St. Bonaventure Mission provides extensive human services for those living in poverty.
The Mission also operates a thrift store and is a major local employer.
St. Bonaventure Indian School is a private, Catholic school located at the southeastern edge of the Navajo Nation in Thoreau, NM. The school is one of the ministries of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission which serves the Diné of the area.
t. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School has provided love, support and hope for a better life to the Navajo through the generosity of all those who have shared their prayers, resources or time.
Together, we complete a 'Circle of Love' that bears witness to God's constant love and represents a future that offers great promise.
St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School is a private, Catholic agency providing the people of the Eastern Navajo Nation the opportunity to develop self-sufficiency through education, employment, housing and outreach services that make available food, water, clothing, and other social services.
We are motivated by the desire to mutually share the goodness of God.
develop self-sufficiency through education, employment, housing and outreach services that make available food, water, clothing, and other social services.
We are motivated by the desire to mutually share the goodness of God.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 197 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

St. Bonaventure School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students
197 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
98%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
St. Bonaventure School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Welcome to St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School. Located amid the beautiful red mesas of Northwestern New Mexico, St. Bonaventure Mission serves the Navajo living on the Eastern Navajo Nation. In addition to operating a tuition-free school, St. Bonaventure Mission provides extensive human services for those living in poverty. The Mission also operates a thrift store and is a major local employer. St. Bonaventure Indian School is a private, Catholic school located at the southeastern edge of the Navajo Nation in Thoreau, NM. The school is one of the ministries of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission which serves the Diné of the area. t. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School has provided love, support and hope for a better life to the Navajo through the generosity of all those who have shared their prayers, resources or time. Together, we complete a 'Circle of Love' that bears witness to God's constant love and represents a future that offers great promise. St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School is a private, Catholic agency providing the people of the Eastern Navajo Nation the opportunity to develop self-sufficiency through education, employment, housing and outreach services that make available food, water, clothing, and other social services. We are motivated by the desire to mutually share the goodness of God. develop self-sufficiency through education, employment, housing and outreach services that make available food, water, clothing, and other social services. We are motivated by the desire to mutually share the goodness of God.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is St. Bonaventure School's ranking?
St. Bonaventure School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for: Highest percentage of students of color and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for St. Bonaventure School?
The application deadline for St. Bonaventure School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 197 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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