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7300 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, 87505, NM, United States
The official Facebook page for Desert Academy. Information for students, parents and alumni. -Founded in 1994, offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years' and Diploma Programs to grades 6 through 12 - First International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in New Mexico -33% international staff and faculty -Average class size of 13 -Student-teacher ratio of 7:1 -23 sports teams including 15 at the varsity level with a no-cut policy. Our teams include: soccer, cross country, volleyball, basketball, swimming, baseball, tennis, track and field -Financial Aid awarded to 45% of students -Known for our culture of kindness, our policies of inclusion and our ability to support students' individual needs Desert Academy is an International Baccalaureate World School located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Desert Academy’s emphasis on the concurrent study of humanities, science, mathematics, physical education, and the arts provides continuity of scholarship and cultivates critical thinking skills. Through experiential learning, discussion, investigation, independent research, and writing across the curriculum, students gain competence that will sustain a lifetime of learning. Students are encouraged to acknowledge their responsibility to themselves, their classmates, and the global community. Learning at Desert is not a means to an end, but rather, a bridge to further engagement with the world at large, and as a result, a more meaningful, thoughtful life. Desert Academy at Santa Fe is a diverse community with a conviction that successful education develops basic human values such as respect and integrity. Our curriculum, advisory program, and school activities foster tolerance for differences in, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic group and sexual orientation. We affirm that varying perspectives enrich the life of our school community and the world around us.