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Albuquerque Academy

School rating 4.6 /5 by

6400 Wyoming Boulevard NE Albuquerque NM 87109 United States
Day
6th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

Albuquerque Academy review by . Albuquerque Academy provides students with a rigorous yet socially amenable education. Students are strongly encouraged to work to their fullest potential, however, they are stressed to do so without competitive connotations. The amount of competition that exists within the student body is dependent on the students alone, and not on the staff. The general ambiance initiated from the faculty and administration is very pleasant and user-friendly. While diligence is key to success at the Albuquerque Academy, competition between colleagues is not. The strengths of Albuquerque Academy are primarily academic. Classes at the Academy are. ...

College Counseling

At the Academy, my experience with college counseling was very important. They seemed....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

To my best of knowledge, you are required to take a writing/math test....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

One major theme at Academy is diversity. In fact, an entire day at Academy is called "Diversity Day". On this day, students celebrate diversity by holding booths, presentations,....

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