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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students197 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
98%
State avg.: 52%
Students by Grade St. Bonaventure School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / 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 DinĂ© 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.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. Bonaventure School is Victory Christian Academy (19.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is St. Teresa Of Avila Catholic School (18.7 miles away)
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