Manzano Day School

Joy in Learning® Since 1938

Manzano Day School at a Glance


Manzano Day School was founded in 1938, in Albuquerque, by Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms.


Manzano Day School is dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching, and Joy in Learning® to prepare children for a life of discovery and community involvement in our diverse world.


Manzano Day School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS).


Manzano Day School is a member in good standing of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).


Manzano Day School has been awarded the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award.


Manzano Day School enrolls students in Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.


Manzano Day School enrolls approximately 470 students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade from throughout the Albuquerque Metro and surrounding areas.

Financial Aid

26% of the Manzano Day School student body receives need-based financial aid.


47% of students enrolled at Manzano Day School identify as being a student of color.


Manzano Day School employs a full time teaching faculty of 48. 46% of faculty hold advanced degrees.

Average class size

The average class size at Manzano Day School is 18 students.


The curriculum at Manzano Day School features core subjects, six co-curricular areas (library, music, physical education, Spanish, technology, and visual art), Fenton Ranch outdoor environmental program, and service learning.

Core Values

Manzano Day School holds four core values as paramount throughout a child's time at Manzano Day School: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, and Striving for Excellence.


Manzano Day School is situated on 5.25 acres located between Old Town Albuquerque and downtown.


Tuition at Manzano Day School for the 2017-18 academic year:

Pre-kindergarten $11,330
Kindergarten $12,940
First - Fifth Grade $14,470