Albuquerque Academy is an independent, college preparatory day school for boys and girls in grades six through twelve. The Academy prides itself on offering an educational program based on creative, independent doing and thinking. The school motto, “scientia ad faciendum,” or “knowing for the sake of doing,” reflects an underlying philosophy of achieving knowledge that is actionable.
The Academy’s primary academic goals are:
- to encourage sound scholarship, independent thinking, and discriminating judgment;
- to teach analytical skills, including how to examine and evaluate large bodies of data;
- to teach students how to deal with concepts;
- to support and foster free inquiry.
Students are taught and guided in all aspects of the Academy educational program by caring and dedicated faculty and staff. The average class size is 15. More than 80% of the faculty have advanced degrees.