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Menaul School’s 4th annual Passport to World-Class Education Gala

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Menaul School’s 4th annual Passport to World-Class Education Gala, Destination Casablanca, Morocco is scheduled for Friday, March 16, 2018.

Step back in time and enter the exotic world of Casablanca. Join us at Rick’s Café Americain where the colorful décor, savory smells of Morocco and songs like “As Time Goes By” permeate the air. You have arrived! Prepare yourself for an unforgettable evening of music, delectable food, exciting one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items, and a place where lasting memories are made.

Seats are going fast, so register today!

To purchase your seat(s), call Jennie Lo in the Business Office at (505) 341-7248 with your credit card information or mail the registration form and a check to:

Menaul School

Advancement Office

301 Menaul Blvd., NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Click here for the registration form and to see sponsorship levels.

Thank you to our fabulous sponsors!

Exclusive hotel sponsor:

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Global One-to-One – Host an International Student!

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World Learning, with partners from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, Experiment Argentina, Experiment Chile, Global One to One, and Global Ties ABQ, is proud to administer the 2018 Youth Ambassadors Program for Argentina & Chile March 22 – April 2. Thirteen youth from South America (ages 15-18) and two adult mentors will gain the knowledge and leadership skills to become more engaged in their communities, and get to know the United States. Youth Ambassadors addresses three primary areas for the students: civic participation, appreciation of multi-ethnic diversity, and youth leadership. In addition, for the accompanying adult participants, it addresses adult leadership and mentoring.

The goals of the program are to promote mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and South America; prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities; influence the attitudes of the leaders of a new generation; and foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups and create networks of hemispheric youth leaders, both within the participating countries and internationally.

The youth participants are selected based on academic achievement, community service, attendance at a public school and English language competency (inbound participants only). During their exchange, participants will focus on the program themes of civic education, leadership and community service and the subtheme specific to each program, through site meetings, experiential learning activities, leadership trainings, civic participation at the community level, mentoring by community, business and NGO leaders, volunteer programs, and homestays with local families (specific to each program location). Students will create project plans at the end of their community program, that each will implement in his/her own country.

If you are interested in being a part of this exciting opportunity, volunteer as a homestay host! Homestay hosts are required to provide the visiting participant a bed, breakfast, dinner, and transportation to the central meeting point (our office) each weekday. Each Sunday will be left as a free day for you to spend quality time with your guest.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Adelle Lees (Global Ties ABQ) 505-888-1867 or
Sarah Wilkinson (Global One to One) 505-255-2042 or

Here is a form to get you started.

Study Abroad Opportunities for Menaul Students in 2018!

Menaul School has always fostered and promoted the value of diversity- specifically encouraging and guiding students to grow in their appreciation of and understanding of multiple perspectives and cultures.  We are pleased to announce that our curricular program is now expanding to offer students opportunities to travel and study abroad!

Spring Trek 2018 (March 20-30) China

Spring Trek is a 10 day trip to another country in the world. The aim of the trip is for students to participate in a variety of service and cultural learning activities. This year, the trip will be to Beijing and Qingdao, China!  Activities include visiting famous landmarks (the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Lao Mountain, etc.).  Students will also participate in teambuilding and service activities with students from our sister campus in Qingdao, China.

Application forms must be completed by January 31, 2018.

Semester Study Abroad- Qingdao, China

As globalization continues to change the landscape of society and business around the world, we are constantly looking for more ways that we can help position our students for success in the future.  Starting in Spring 2018, we will be offering the opportunity for select students to take Menaul equivalent courses abroad at our sister campus in Qingdao, China.

Application forms for the Spring semester must be completed ASAP.  Applications for the Fall Semester by April 15.

Students and parents should contact Mr. Jonathan Winn ( ) for more information.

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Paws on the News – September 2017

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Sometimes getting through a regular day of school one wonders if survival is possible. For 2 days and 1 night, the middle school of Menaul headed to Camp Oro Quay and was quite literally put to the test.

Summer reading got our students in the mood for a camping adventure as each text had a survival theme. Perfect preparation for building bon fires, becoming zombie families, constructing survival shelters, and learning the ins and outs of wilderness first aid.

The purpose of camp is to help our middle schoolers get to know one another and become friends as a new year kicks off. It’s also an intentional way to connect to Menaul’s curricular goals for the year.

“Best camp ever!” said Laurie Gilbert, 6th Grade STEM Teacher and Middle School STEM Department Head. “Our theme was survival. The students learned a lot of survival skills including some first aid, emergency shelter building, and making a fire. They even cooked their own lunches on their fires! It was a beautiful setting, perfect weather, great facilities, amazing programming, super students, including responsible leadership at the campfire from our 8th graders.”

So, if you find yourself in need of a hand during the zombie apocalypse, or simply just craving a tasty s’more, look no further than one of our middle schoolers…they’ve got you covered.

Woz Delgado
Admission Assistant

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Now Offering Personal Tours for Families!

We are now offering personal tours for families who are interested in taking an in depth look at what Menaul School has to offer the 21st century child. From a vibrant international community to  flourishing music, arts, and sports programs, we are opening up our campus for families to explore, ask questions, and learn about the truly unique educational experience that awaits their child at Menaul School. Visit our classrooms. Meet our students and teachers. Sample our food. Come see for yourself what it feels like to be a part of our close-knit community that supports grades 6-12. For more information, email
or call 505-341-7250 to request your tour today.

Cafeteria Renovation – Collie Refectory

Menaul School’s cafeteria is getting a long-awaited face-lift, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Along with the renovation, the cafeteria will have a new name, Collie Refectory, in honor of a generous donation from the Collie family.

With this renovation, Menaul School is offering you a great opportunity to get involved on the ground floor while offsetting some of the costs. It is a great way to memorialize a loved one or to show how much you, or your family, care about Menaul School. You can participate by doing the following:

  • $150 donation – your name will be displayed on a plaque on a chair
  • $1,500 donation – your name will be displayed on a plaque on a table
  • $2,000 donation – your name will be prominently displayed on a plate on a donor wall in the cafeteria

Here is the form along with more information.

As always, we thank you for your support!

Presenting Indigenahora!

IndigeNOW and Menaul School present Indigenahora!, a family-friendly celebration of Indigenous cultures as interpreted by contemporary hip-hop artists. Performers are Luanko (Mapuche, Chile), N8V ACE (Dine'[Navajo], New Mexico), and local Albuquerque youth band Sonyk Vortex. Proceeds will benefit Menaul School’s Scholarship Program. Join us Saturday, September 23rd at Menaul School, 301 Menaul Blvd. NE. Gates open at 6:00 PM, concert begins at 7:00 PM.

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Attention: New Menaul School Parents!

Mr. Lindsey Gilbert, Jr., Head of School and Ms. Mary Spring, Advancement Director would like to invite you to the annual President’s New Parent Tea!

The Menaul School community thrives on strong relationships between students, parents, faculty, and staff. The President’s New Parent Tea provides an opportunity to learn how the Menaul School community functions, and how we can partner to create a great experience for your child.

Please RSVP to Nicole Soriano, Assistant to the Head of School, at 505-341-7252, or email to reserve your space. Be sure to specify your session of choice and which parent(s) will attend. (Select only one please)

We can’t wait to meet you!

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