There are twelve academic departments at Albuquerque Academy. Faculty from the 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12 Divisions each are part of an academic department. A faculty chair oversees each department's curriculum, personnel, resources, and budgets. Chairs also communicate across departments and among the three divisions to encourage interdisciplinary connections.
The Academy's educational program emphasizes six fundamental academic disciplines: English, history, mathematics, world languages, science, and performing and visual arts. Study in all six disciplines is required each year through grade 9. A decreasing number of requirements in the upper grades allows for a wider choice of electives.
All students in grades 6 through 10 participate in experiential education, which complements other academic programs with challenges that are both physical and moral. In addition, participation in physical education (grades 6-9) or interscholastic athletics or physical education (grades 10-12) is required of all students.