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Bosque School
Bosque School

About Bosque School

Upper school students work together on laptops

Bosque School is an independent college preparatory school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, serving students in grades 6-12.

I think the unique thing about Bosque School is that I got a rigorous, academically challenging education but in an environment where it was safe to make mistakes. I may have been able to get an equally academically challenging education somewhere else, but I wouldn’t have been supported and nurtured the way I was at Bosque School. There was plenty of room for everyone to be successful in what they wanted to be successful at, and I’ve learned that’s not true everywhere. The confidence I gained from Bosque School’s encouraging environment set me up for success as I worked toward my undergraduate and graduate degrees — and it continues to serve me well as I begin my career.

Lauren Dennis, class of 2013
Ph.D., Civil Engineering and Climate Science, Penn State University


Welcome to Bosque School, where education goes beyond the classroom, and students are empowered to thrive.

At the heart of Bosque School is a supportive, welcoming community in which our commitment to academic excellence and whole-education child education prepares our students for the challenges of college and equips them with the skills to excel in all aspects of life. Our intentionally small class sizes allow our passionate and dedicated teachers to establish meaningful, individual connections with each student and serve as mentors as they guide them throughout their years at Bosque School. 

In this supportive environment, we challenge students to step out of their comfort zones, encourage them to take risks, create, and try new things. This mindset ensures that our students are prepared for life after high school, instills in them a lifelong passion for learning, and gives them the confidence to make meaningful contributions to the world around them.


Our mission is to create transformative learning experiences that empower a diverse community of students to lead lives of intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, and compassionate contribution to a more just world.

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Core Values

Inspiring Academic Excellence
We design learning experiences that inspire students to explore challenging concepts and ideas and to be daring in their pursuit of deep understanding. Our academic program is grounded in inquiry and prizes curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Decisions of content and pedagogy reflect the diverse and changing world in which we live and offer a pathway to discovering individual passions and how to live ethically.

Cultivating Community
We strive to be an intentionally diverse community and know that people thrive when their individual voices are heard and valued as part of a caring collective. We foster and tend meaningful relationships and shared responsibility for a vibrant and healthy school culture. And because we believe learning doesn’t end at the campus edge, we proactively engage with the larger community.

Fostering Integrity
We believe that the acquisition of knowledge is incomplete without the simultaneous development of ethical principles and compassion. We expect students to act with integrity, to contribute positively to the Bosque community, and to be courageous and honest learners and leaders. In partnership with families, we guide students to grow from their experiences and develop resilience in the face of challenges.

Learning from Place
We are a community of learners rooted in the ancestral homelands of Puebloan peoples in the Rio Grande bosque. The complex cultural and ecological story of the bosque offers an extraordinary extension of our classrooms and serves as a call to action to care for the environment as a whole.

Students work with a teacher in class


The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) certifies that the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS), a member of the Commission on Accreditation, has voluntarily submitted to a rigorous and impartial review of its accreditation program and demonstrated its adherence to the Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation practices.

Bosque School is also accredited by the New Mexico Department of Education

National Association of Independent Schools
Independent Schools Association of the Southwest
New Mexico Public Education Department


NAIS – National Association of Independent Schools
New Mexico Association of Independent Schools
National Association for College Admission Counseling
Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling
Secondary Schools Admission Testing Board
NMAA – New Mexico Activities Association
NMISAL – New Mexico Independent School Athletic League
Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce