Menaul School

301 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Tel: 505-341-7250
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 185 students
Park-like Campus
Park-like Campus
  • Founded in 1896, Menaul School is an International Independent day and boarding school located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The school serves grades 6 to 12 and has approximately 180 students.
  • With a combination of academic rigor, highly-personalized educational support, and a focus on college preparation, Menaul School challenges students academically and shapes them into dynamic, balanced, critical-thinking individuals. Menaul School holds an historic position in the state of New Mexico's educational foundations.
  • Situated in a park-like setting in the heart of Albuquerque, Menaul School has easy access to shopping, movies, restaurants, museums.
  • The bus line runs in front of the school, and rail and air transportation is within 5 minutes.
  • Menaul is close to such learning resources and institutions as the Sandia Laboratory, University of New Mexico, Los Alamos Lab, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and numerous high technology and biotechnology firms.
  • Close at hand are other renowned cultural and recreational resources such as the Sandia Wilderness, Rio Grande bosque, Santa Fe, Taos and millions of acres of protected national forest.
  • The joy of learning, sharing, teaching, and giving all within a supportive and unified structure, creates the perfect atmosphere for the development of exceptional citizens.
  • Our team of committed staff, administrators and faculty are not only present each day in the classroom but they are coaches, role models and advisers.
  • In an atmosphere of encouragement and support, students are given clear expectations and positive modeling that helps to instill a passion for learning and responsible living.
  • Our college preparatory curriculum is designed to build the skills necessary for the demanding program of university and post-secondary study.
  • In concert with the school's overall mission and values, the athletic department is aimed at promoting lifetime health and fitness.
  • The music, art and drama programs provide an inspiring and safe place to develop artistic expression and individual talents in first rate facilities.
  • Menaul School graduates have matriculated at such colleges and universities as M.I.T., Yale, Purdue, Rice, Stanford and Pomona as well as UNM and New Mexico Tech..

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Menaul School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 11-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1896 1910
Campus Size 35 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 185 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:9 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $1 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Includes ESL fees)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Includes fees)
Tuition international students $36,800 $47,400
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$26,300 $37,945
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $7,000 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsAmy Boldt
Aileen El-Kadi
Associate Director of AdmissionsSylvia Nolasco


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 8 14
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 15 23
ExtracurricularsChoir, Dance Club, Garden Club, Jazz Club, Jewelry, Mesa Espanola, Model UN, Native American Club, Pottery, Robotics Club, Running Club, Soccer Club, Spirit Club, Student Government, Yoga Club

School Notes

  • Park-like setting on 32 acreas in the heart of Albuquerque
  • College preparatory, faith-based, value centered
  • Menaul's diversity reflects our history of educating the sons and daughters of the early Spanish land grant families in New Mexico and the original Native American population. Forty-five percent of our students claim Hispanic heritage and sixteen percent are of Native decent.
  • School year begins with orientation and all school camping trip
  • Menaul Challenge--all school hike to top of Sandia Mountains
  • Albuquerque--Second fittest city in the U.S.; Top 10 Most Liveable Cities; "Best City to do Business In" (Forbes Magazine
  • Mission Week--Students by class volunteer in community service in Albuquerque and the southwest
  • New running track installed 2009
  • School accreditations: Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS)
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