By the Numbers
Numbers don’t tell the whole story, but they can tell you a lot about a community. At Albuquerque Academy, our numbers illustrate the strength of our academic programs, the dedication of our faculty and staff, the determination and perseverance of our students, and the compassion of our community. The numbers on the following pages tell only one part of Albuquerque Academy’s story. We hope these numbers might inspire you to learn more about Albuquerque Academy and discover our whole story.
Albuquerque Academy opened its doors in the fall of 1955 with 12 boys in grades 7 through 9, two teachers, and founding head William B.S. Wilburn. Classes were held in rented space in the parish hall of St. Michael and All Angels Church. In 1957, enrollment had grown to 75 boys and the school moved to a 27-acre site on north Edith Boulevard. The first class of seven boys graduated in 1960. In 1966, the Academy moved to its present location, and in 1967-68 was home to 405 boys. Girls were admitted in grades 9-12 in 1973. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2005, Albuquerque Academy today serves over 1,100 young women and men in grades 6 through 12.
Have master’s (or higher) degree
For grades 8-12
Students in grades 6-12
Students of color
visual arts courses
performing arts courses
international exchange programs
world languages offered
awarded to Class of 2016
Volume collection including books, periodicals, videos, DVDs, CDs, audiovisual equipment, and a special collection
Awarded to approximately 21% of the student body. (2016-17)
Number of Alumni
living in 46 countries plus the U.S.
In 21 sports
National Merit and Advanced Placement
National Merit Scholarship Recipients (Class of 2016)
National Hispanic Scholars
Class of 2016 Matriculation
U.S., Canada, and United Arab Emirates
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) certifies that the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS), a member of the Commission on Accreditation, has voluntarily submitted to a rigorous and impartial review of its accreditation program and demonstrated its adherence to the Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices. NAIS commends ISAS and confirms its confidence in the quality of the association’s accreditation program for its independent schools.