Alumni Stories: Songbird, Luci Astorga

Alumni Stories: Songbird, Luci Astorga

Remember to Find Your van Gogh By Lucianna Astorga ’19 There’s a particularly poignant quote I read recently which says, “We get to decide who it is we allow to influence us… I chose van Gogh.” This quote illuminates the fact that we as individuals have the seemingly easy, but actually rather complex ability to…

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Our Menaul Story: Janet Stephenson

Our Menaul Story: Janet Stephenson

After driving my dyslexic son home from elementary school while he sobbed each and every day that “he was stupid and dumb,” our family decided to tour Menaul School. This was back in 2006 when the windows were broken, and weeds were growing everywhere. I listened to the tour guide, I spoke to current students,…

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How to Experience International Culture Without Leaving Your Home!

How to Experience International Culture Without Leaving Your Home!

Menaul School is the most diverse private school in Albuquerque. One of our unique aspects is the international culture brought to campus by students from over 20 countries. This year might be our all-time high thanks to the arrival of a large number of students from mostly European countries! Menaul School is thrilled to welcome…

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How to Help Your Middle School Student Thrive!

How to Help Your Middle School Student Thrive!

Author: Amy Boldt  Parenting a middle school student has it’s challenges, that is for sure. We found a helpful article that we hope you will enjoy reading. Check it out, later in this article! It’s called, “How to talk to your middle-schooler (so they might actually listen to you.”  The Menaul School community theme for 2021-22 is Thrive. Throughout…

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We are Connected, We are Rooted

We are Connected, We are Rooted

This speech was delivered at Convocation by John Sitler, on August 17, 2021 “Happy are those who trust in the LORD,     who rely on the LORD. They will be like trees planted by the streams     whose roots reach down to the water. They won’t fear drought when it comes;     their leaves will remain green. They…

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Spiritual Life: Community Chapel

Spiritual Life: Community Chapel

The chapel service at Menaul School follows the form of worship in the Presbyterian tradition… There is a reason for what we do and why we do it the way we do it. First, it is God who takes initiatives in our relationship with God. God gathers us in as a community to come into…

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Q & A with Laura Hille, International Admission Director

Q & A with Laura Hille, International Admission Director

In 1966 Menaul School was one of the few schools that was approved by the US State Department to receive international students. With your background in international admissions, tell us why that was significant and what that approval means for Menaul School today? It’s significant because it demonstrates our long history of welcoming students from…

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Menaul School Boarding Program: A Home Away from Home

Menaul School Boarding Program: A Home Away from Home

Throughout Menaul School’s 125-year history, students from over 50 countries have called Menaul School their home away from home. Yes, the boarding program has changed over time. Sometimes our alumni have a hard time recognizing the boarding program as their own. But if you look a little closer, you will see that certain elements are…

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AP Calculus Summer Work Packet

AP Calculus Summer Work Packet

This summer, students preparing for AP Calculus AB at Menaul School have a summer work packet that is due on the first day of school, just like Summer Reading. This packet constitutes a broad and in-depth review of 19 requisite skills necessary for success in AP Calculus AB, including topics covered in Algebra II/Integrated Math…

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Menaul School by the Decades: RECAP

Menaul School by the Decades: RECAP

Menaul School has a rich and relevant history that dates back to the late 19th century. What started out as a Presbyterian boarding school for Spanish speaking boys has evolved into a co-educational boarding and day school with students and graduates from all across the world. You are an important part of the amazing history…

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Summer Camp as It Should Be!

Summer Camp as It Should Be!

The perfect balance between structure and play Menaul School’s campus may look quiet and serene to passersby, but behind those gates there is a world of activity going on! Summer Camp, or “Panther Camp”, is in full swing. The delighted voices of 1st through 6th grade students bring energy and cheer to the auditorium in Donaldson Hall, as the students start…

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