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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
6400 Wyoming Blv. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telephone
(505) 828-3201
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
February 2
Application Fee
$65
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,870
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Albuquerque Academy

We are a private, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving middle school and high school students in grades 6 through 12, located in Albuquerque, NM.

We believe that children's lives change when their natural passion for learning is nurtured and transformed into habits of life-long learning and reflection. We believe that the world changes as these children learn to serve country and community with wisdom, conviction, and compassion.

Albuquerque Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1390
143 responses
Average ACT
31
122 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Homecoming
    26%
  • All the great privileges seniors get!
    16%
  • Graduation speaker - always past Academy Graduate
    9%
  • Tennis Team winning state
    9%
  • Trischool
    9%
  • President Keller Speaking
    9%
  • Munch Pudding
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,130
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    95%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
    Poll
    95%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    92%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
    62%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
    Living in the Area
    B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $49,878
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $833
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $188,500
    National
    $184,700

    Albuquerque Academy Reviews

    138 reviews
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    Parent of multiple AA alums. It is an excellent school for college readiness, particularly considering it's located in a state rated 49th in Education in the nation. Biggest disappointment is the real lack of interest in equity, inclusion and diversity issues by head of school, trustees, some parents and some faculty--very elitist. A tour of campus clearly shows their statistic of 51% students of color claim is disingenuous. Sad, considering the geographic proximity to such rich cultural heritage in the American Southwest!
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    I have attended Albuquerque Academy for four years. I have made many valuable connections with the school faculty and my peers. I enjoyed the countless number of opportunities to grow as a person and a student; there were many resources to help me if I was ever struggling emotionally and academically.
    The academics are rigorous, but they have prepared me for college. Like many other schools, Albuquerque Academy also has many clubs, sports, and extra curricular activities that can balance the year.
    However, Albuquerque Academy comes at a price. Although the school has been high-achieving, I strongly believe that amazing teachers, resources, and opportunities could be found for no cost with enough effort.
    First and foremost, there is no doubting the level of academic quality and rigor of this institution. Both students and teachers alike take learning quite seriously. And while this can often cause some stress and substantial workload, overall, I've learned a lot over the years, and for that I'm truly grateful.

    There are some things that could be improved. The high-stress, competitive, culture of the school is my main objection. Teachers and administrators should structure the curriculum and our classes in a way that better fosters our natural curiosity and incentive to learn rather than our currently more grades and rating-oriented system. More diversity in the student body would be a refreshing change, and... better food couldn't hurt. :)

    Taking this into account as well as the good quality of education and college prep, I'd rate it around 4/5 stars.