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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
141 responses
Average ACT
31
119 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%
  • Trischool
    9%
  • Tennis Team winning state
    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
$48,127
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$816
National
$949
Median Home Value
$185,400
National
$184,700

Albuquerque Academy 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.
Albuquerque Academy is a challenging school that aims at preparing students for the real world. The methods of teaching at academy are very wholesome and effective. Students are encouraged to be independent thinkers and to pursue their academic interests. Although the academics are superb, the social atmosphere is lacking for teen students. There are very few social events for underclassmen; I would say around 3 to 4 dances for the whole year and only two large camping trips (8th grade retreat, and senior year retreat). At the academy, academics are always at the center of many students lives so they have very little time to gain important social skills needed for college.