The application deadline for Fall 2021 is January 29, 2021.
Albuquerque Academy also has an early decision option designed to benefit families for whom the Academy is their top educational choice. Click here to learn more about this option.
The application process consists of an online application form, which includes completing an authority to release records form and a test date registration form; uploading a photo of the student; and paying the $65 application fee. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please call the Admission Office at (505) 828-3208.
Recommendation Forms: Follow the instructions in your child’s online application to send the Recommendation Forms to your child’s current English and mathematics instructors. These are accepted in the admission office directly from teachers electronically after October 1 and no later than January 31, 2021.
Once you have sent us your child’s application, you will be asked to schedule a group activity interview. They are conducted by our faculty and admission staff, and are scheduled during the school day. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Group activity interviews last approximately 25 minutes; only students are interviewed. This activity can be part of a student’s Buddy Day visit or can be scheduled separately.
Shortly after the first semester grades have been recorded, we will ask you to send the completed authority to release records form to your child’s current school, giving the school permission to send your child’s grades and any standardized test scores to the Academy.
For parents who homeschool their child, please complete the homeschool supplement form in your child’s online application.
To help prepare your child for the application process, encourage them to read, write, and excel in their classroom behavior. Since motivation is characteristic of Academy students, it is important your child to be engaged in their current classroom activities. Your child is encouraged to work on grade-level, or above grade-level, math skills in order to be well-prepared to take the Academy’s math entrance exam. Click here to view material covered on the math entrance exam.
Admission decision emails will be sent on March 26, 2021.
The admission and financial assistance teams are always happy to answer questions. Call (505) 828-3208 for the Admission Office or (505) 828-3232 for the Tuition Assistance Office.
Albuquerque Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6 through 12. Albuquerque Academy does not discriminate against otherwise qualified students on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or sexual orientation and makes reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students with disabilities.