Menaul School is a faith-based, independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12.
Menaul is the only day and boarding school in Albuquerque, and has the most diverse student population among
independent schools in the region, with more than 84% of students self-identifying as coming from racially or
ethnically diverse backgrounds.
At Menaul, students benefit from a program of study that emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual self-awareness, and physical well-being. Because our students are immersed in a diverse international community, they are “world smart” not just “book smart.” They are prepared for success in college, but also have the confidence and skills needed to succeed in a world that, more than ever, needs workers who are comfortable teaming up with people from a variety of cultures, countries, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Senior Capstone Project is an activity of discovery, exploration, and participation. Students choose a topic of personal interest, and, with the aid of a faculty member and a mentor from outside the school, students complete a paper, a product, and a portfolio, and also give a presentation about their experience. During the Capstone course, seniors also hear from guest speakers and participate in life-skill developing activities. The project requires students to be independent learners who engage in creating personally meaningful activities.
Determined at the end of every semester. Students with a GPA of 3.25 to3.74 are placed on the Honor Roll. Students with a GPA above 3.75 are placed on the Head of School’s Honor Roll.
The Department of Religion and Philosophy aspires to develop within Menaul students a basic understanding of world religious teachings and traditions, an appreciation of the centrality of the religious and spiritual dimension of human experience, and the curiosity to struggle with the “big questions” about the purpose and meaning of life. Religious education encompasses daily chapel, religion class, Mission Week, and community service. While the chapel program and the essential philosophy of our religion is based in the Protestant, specifically Presbyterian, tradition, Menaul School educates students to understand abroad range of world religions as well as to develop a deep understanding of their own beliefs.
Nearly all Menaul School graduates enroll in a four-year institution immediately after graduation. To the right are some of the schools where graduates of the classes 2012-2018 have been admitted and matriculated.