Manzano Day School

Joy in Learning® Since 1938

First - Fifth

First - Fifth Grade Admission Process

Step 1: Campus Tour

A tour is not required and can be done at any time, but it is often the first step in the admission process. If you have not already visited our campus, please contact us via email or phone (505-243-6659) to schedule a tour and see for yourself what Manzano Day School has to offer your family.

Step 2: Apply

Sumbit the Application, Parent Questionnaire, and $80 non-refundable application fee. Please apply online or click here for a printable version.

Step 3: Visit Day and Assessment

Applicants for first through fifth grade have the opportunity to experience a typical school day. They will spend a full day (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) visiting in a classroom at their current grade level. During this visit, applicants will be assessed in reading and math. Visit days are scheduled after the application is submitted.

Step 4: Complete the Admission Process

Please submit the following information in order to complete the admission process:

  • Teacher Evaluation Form: To be completed by your child’s current teacher: 1st - 5th grade form.
  • Authority to Release Records form : Deliver to your child’s current school to request school records. Please click here for a printable version.
  • Scanned copy of child’s birth certificate

Admission Checklist:

Tour the campus

Fill out an Application

Playdate for pre-k and kindergarten applicants or
Visit Day for first through fifth grade applicants

Individual Assessment

Submit required Paperwork

  • Teacher evaluation form
  • Authority to Release Records form
  • Birth certificate photocopy


Admission Documents



of Records

Teacher Evaluation   
(Pre-k and K)

(1st - 5th grade)