Bear Canyon

Albuquerque Academy’s campus includes Bear Canyon, located in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Part of the original Elena Gallegos Land Grant gifted to the school by the Simms family, historically Bear Canyon has been used for sheep herding, by the Simms family for cattle grazing, and by the Bear Canyon Project, a program which pre-dated the Academy's experiential education department.

Encompassing 270 acres of wilderness quality lands, the Bear Canyon campus also includes the Simms Cabin, a facility used for alumni and school events, Academy club gatherings, and educational class outings. The experiential education department uses the Bear Canyon property for its sixth and seventh grade programming. Students are also actively involved in Bear Canyon through the community service program.
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