Menaul School is a faith-based, college preparatory day and boarding school for students in grades 6–12. Founded in 1896 by the Reverend James Menaul, the school was initially a boarding school for Spanish speaking boys, primarily from northern New Mexico. Since 1934, Menaul School has been a co-educational, independent school producing leaders in our community with a reputation for excellent values, ethics, and moral character.
Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city. Nestled between the Sandia Mountains to the east, ancient volcanoes to the west, and historic pueblos to the north and south, Albuquerque is truly a scenic and cultural gem. Located on 32 park-like acres in the center of Albuquerque, minutes from downtown, Menaul is convenient by car, bus, rail, or plane.
Middle School program is crafted to meet the developmental needs of early adolescents. Our goal is to build a strong foundation that will support our students well into high school and beyond. Menaul’s Upper School offers a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum comparable to honors and AP courses.
For our international students, we offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, as well as, ESL Social Studies, ESL Science, Public Speaking, Writing Composition, and ESL Religion.
Menaul School offers an extensive Fine Arts Program that includes Drama, Chorus, Band, Jazz Band, 2D Art, 3D Art, Photography, and Pottery. All students participate in Mission Week where students give back to the local and regional communities thorough volunteer activities.
Menaul School is a member of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) Division I. Sports include football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, and track and field in the Upper School. Middle School students participate in the APIAL league with flag football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, and track and field.
The admission process is selective, based on the student’s ability to complete our college preparatory curriculum. Applicants must submit a copy of their academic transcripts and teacher recommendations, as well as, complete an admission test, interview, and campus visit. International students must provide a copy of their passport and evidence of financial resources in order to obtain an F-1 visa. See the APPLY and INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS webpage for more information.
100% of Menaul School students graduate, regardless of racial, socio-economic, or ethnic background. Typically, 98% of our graduates attend a college or university, with 47% of those students the first in their families to do so.
Accreditation and Membership
Menaul School is accredited by the State of New Mexico and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS). Menaul School is a member of Boarding School Review.