Grounds Department

Hours: Monday-Friday,  6 a.m.-3:20 p.m.

The Grounds Department provides a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing environment by maintaining all landscape, hardscape, and parking lots. Maintaining healthy trees, turf, and gardens through the use of effective, cost-efficient methods is the primary goal. 

The Grounds Department maintains more than 50 acres of athletic and campus turf, trees, and bushes. The campus features 12 athletic venues and dozens of green and colorful gardens, incorporating many native plant species using xeriscape methods and design. We also maintain an irrigation system that inlcudes more than 350 valves and thousands of sprinkler heads and drip methods. Our electronic irrigation system is programmed to manage our irrigation needs using reclaimed water that is diverted to the Rio Grande. The water is pumped up to higher elevation city storage tanks during the day and then gravity fed to users like us below the tanks to use when the sun’s evaporative powers will be least effective.
Broken or Malfunctioning Sprinklers
Irrigation waste through breaks or broken sprinkler heads should be reported to:

  • Athletic Fields: (505) 975-0978
  • Non-Athletic Fields: (505) 975-4487

The Grounds crew is also responsible for the collection and proper disposal or recycling of trash. Albuquerque Academy operates a recycling program, led by Mark Mellott, that accepts various paper, aluminum, plastic,  cardboard, scrap metal, and electronic components.  We also compost campus leaves, plant debris, and food waste from our kitchens and dining halls. Click here to read more about Albuquerque Academy's Sustainability program.

Requests or questions about recycling or composting can be directed to Brian Holck.
Albuquerque Academy is a private, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving middle school and high school students in grades 6 through 12, located in Albuquerque, NM.


6400 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109-3899
ph: 505-828-3200