Manzano Day School

Joy in Learning® Since 1938


Manzano Day School alumni are supported and promoted in programs so as to create a strong, loyal and active constituency of the school, keeping alumni in touch with the school and each other, enhancing school spirit and pride and fostering an appreciation of Manzano Day School’s history. We hope that alumni will continue to participate in the life of the school by attending Manzano Day School programs and fundraising events. 

Alumni Information Form

We want to stay connected with our alumni! If you or your child is a graduate of Manzano Day School and have exciting news to share (wedding, career, birth, etc.), we want to hear from you. Click here to share your information. By sharing your contact information, you will also stay in-the-loop. We will send to you important school news and announcements throughout the year and invite you to alumni events. Questions? Contact Nicole Hightower at or 505-243-6659 x 222.

Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms Alumni Recognition Award

A very progressive thinker for her time, Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms, founded Manzano Day School in 1938. Beginning in 2006, Manzano Day School began honoring her with the Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms Alumni Recognition Award. The award is presented to an alumnus/alumnae who has continued to live out the spirit and mission of Manzano Day School. Recipients receive their award at the Ringing of the Bell ceremony. The recipient is also recognized in Manzano Day School's Twigs magazine. 

To nominate someone for the 2024 Alumni Award, please click here, or contact Kayci Trevino, Director of Development, at or  505-243-6659 x 204.

Alumni Luncheon

Every spring we host a luncheon and invite alumni who are graduating from high school to return to campus. They share with our fifth-grade students memories of their time at Manzano Day School, as well as their future plans and words of wisdom. Parents of the alumni and teachers also join us at this event.

Save the Date for this year's Alumni Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024. 

2023 Alumni Luncheon


“If I had to define one factor that would make Manzano stand out to me, I think it would be the thirst to learn that they instilled in me. I think they taught me to find things that I just really had passions about and that I could explore them and see them in a way different than just sort of the things you have to learn in the classroom. They made it really a lifelong learning thing that I could do and they really instilled some passions in me in that way.”

Graduating senior at the annual Alumni Luncheon