is a private, non-denominational
and co-educational institution in Albuquerque
, New Mexico
, founded in 1994. Formerly located in a former church, it has since moved to a new location on a site by Coors Boulevard and Montaño. Surrounded by the bosque
and very close to the Rio Grande
, the school emphasizes environmental concern and community involvement. The school currently has 545 students in grades 6 through 12. With 53 teaching faculty, and a 9:1 student to faculty ratio. An average class size at Bosque School is 16 students, with student diversity at 34%.
During an expansion project early 2007, an ancient pueblo
was found on the southern end of the campus. To preserve the archeological find, tennis courts and the Klaus Weber soccer field were built around the site instead of on it.
Bosque School offers rigorous graduation requirements which differ from surrounding public and private high schools, including a mandatory as two years of Latin
, mandatory completion of Spanish
courses I though III and year-long senior and junior thesis projects.
Bosque School works with the program BEMP(Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program), in which grades 6-8 participate in collecting data throughout the Bosque and surrounding area, to submit to the scientists at UNM
. Data collections include ground water levels, stream flow
, multiple water tests, leaf litter
, small mammal counts, pitfall traps
, and rain gauges. Upper school students can apply to be in the wildlife class... Read More