Manzano Day School

Joy in Learning® Since 1938

Pre-k through 5th Grade
Albuquerque, NM

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey

Play is the highest form of research.
– Albert Einstein

Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of education. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Parenting Ideas Worth the Read

In the Fight Against Bullying, a Glimmer of Hope
By Perri Klass, M.D., The New York Times (from August 28, 2017)

In recent years, educators, pediatricians and parents have worried a great deal about bullying and the effects it can have on children, and the question of whether school programs and policies can make a difference. A new study suggest that things can indeed get better.

Click here to read the full article.

Phone Tree Contact System

Next week the school will be "testing" the e-mail and phone tree contact system. The purpose for this test is to ensure we have the correct information for all families. The e-mail and phone tree systems are used to keep everyone informed of any school closings due to weather, changes of dates and times of events and information from the Head of School.


Katie Ogawa

Trustee and Alumna
Class of 2003

Shari Stewart

Teacher and
Parent of two students

Barb Shirrod

Former Teacher and
Alumni Liaison

Manzano Day School gave me the foundation to be an engaged learner,

a curious citizen, and a compassionate community member and for that I will always be thankful.”

- Katie Ogawa, Trustee and Alumna Class of 2003

When our children are happy, learning, and engaged,

it makes everything important in life radiate!

- Shari Stewart, Teacher and Parent of 2 students

My 25 years teaching at Manzano Day School enabled me to share with so many students the "Joy in Learning" which our school embodies.

As the Alumni Liaison,reconnecting with former students gives me the opportunity to see what awesomeexperiences our students are achieving in their lives as they become young adults.

- Barb Shirrod, Former Teacher and Alumni Liaison



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