Fast Facts about Menaul School
The School: An independent co-educational sixth through twelfth grade college-preparatory school that has been dedicated to the holistic education of children from New Mexico and all over the globe for over 100 years.
Mission: In Mind, Body, and Spirit, our mission is to prepare students to succeed. Menaul School develops excellence, confidence, and integrity and provides the foundation for life-long learning and ethical leadership.
Philosophy: Since it’s founding in 1896, Menaul School has been a leader in belief and action in support of diversity. Menaul School remains committed to being a diverse and inclusive community that promotes fairness, respect, equal treatment and opportunity for all. Menaul School believes a diversified and inclusive community is essential for a quality education. Diversity benefits the entire school community by providing a wide range of perspectives and experiences. The Menaul Board, administration, faculty, staff, parents, students and alumni are committed to a positive, pluralistic environment where the intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of all people is affirmed and assured.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Menaul School does not discriminate on the basis or race, ethnicity, color, gender, national origin, social status, political or religious beliefs or sexual orientation. Menaul School makes reasonable accommodations for students, faculty and staff with disabilities and awards financial aid based upon family need.
Application Guidelines: Menaul School makes decisions balancing a variety of criteria such as individual merit, perceived potential and the best interests of the School community including diversity. Menaul School does not establish quotas or numerical targets.
Location: Located on a spacious 30-acre campus in the heart of Albuquerque, Menaul School is easily accessible from Albuquerque International Airport, as well as the cities of Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Socorro, Los Lunas, and Grant.
History: In 1896, Rev. James A. Menaul, a Presbyterian minister, sought and received Presbyterian mission funding for a boarding school that would serve Spanish-speaking boys in New Mexico, primarily from the northern portion of the state. In 1882, the site that is now the Menaul School campus was purchased through the efforts of local Presbyterians. Menaul School is proud of its tradition of educating students in New Mexico. Today, Menaul accepts students from all cultural, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Fifty percent of our students receive financial assistance, and more than 60% are self-identified as individuals of racial or ethnic minorities.
Uniforms: Students at Menaul School wear school uniforms that may be purchased from authorized uniform vendors. Uniform polo shirts are available for purchase from the school's vendor, Graphic Connection. Uniform pants, shorts, and skirts may be purchased at the retail store of your choice in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Student-Parent Handbook.
Costs: Menaul School uses a Flex Tuition Plan for Domestic Day students. Tuition is determined at approximately 15% of a family’s adjusted gross income, up to $16,000. For International Day students, the cost of attendance is $20,200 per year. For boarding students, the cost of attendance is $32,700 for Domestic Boarding students and $36,200 for International Boarding students. Please visit the Cost of Attendance page for more details.
Financial Aid: Financial aid is granted on the basis of demonstrated family need and the school's availability of funds.
Faculty:Student Ratio: 1:9
Student Enrollment: 182 students for the 2014-2015 school year (144 domestic and 38 international)
Faculty: 65% of full-time faculty members hold advanced degrees.
2013 Graduate Statistics: 97% of graduates were college-bound. A sampling of where our 2013 graduates are attending college: University of Pittsburgh, University of St. Andrews (Scotland), University of Arizona, Seattle University, Purdue University, Indiana University, Haskell Indian Nations University, Rutgers University, Academy of Art University, the Citadel, and University of Illinois.