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The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe

The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-Desert Academy

The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-Desert Academy

Our son, Nick, will be a Junior next year at Desert Academy.  Here is the video of the ceremony for the new 26 acre campus, which was a celebration of our success and a bring-your-shovel ground breaking for the new classroom building. The new school comes to over 5000 sq. ft per person with mountain views and space to walk and play.

The International Baccalaureate Programme at Desert Academy provides students with the opportunity to participate in a challenging, internationally recognized curriculum based in a mission and educational philosophy that mirrors Desert’s own commitment to valuing the individual, teaching the whole student, and privileging inquiry and process over absolutes and products.

As an International Baccalaureate World School, Desert delivers a challenging, internationally recognized curriculum that values inquiry and process, illuminating the woven fabric that connects all subjects.

The IB MissionThe International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

I’ll see you in the neighborhood,


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