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Albuquerque, NM
Students enrolled: 95
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No Street Address
Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 433-3250
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March 14, 2015
I'm not so sure why this school ranks a 10. My children attended this school for two years and it was a horrible experience for them. We experienced bullying and the administration/teachers did nothing to stop it. They responded negatively to any request we made. Because we complained, my children experienced unkindness from their teachers. It is a bad environment for your children when the worst bullies at the school are the faculty.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2015
Horrible abuse of power. The teachers run a muck and so does the director. The extras are only taught for at best 30-60 minutes per week and with 22 kids in class they learn very little. Many children are suffering because of the the spanish and when children struggle they will suggest your child has ADHD, vision problems, dyslexia, hearing problems or Autism. When something seems to good to be true it usually is. Enroll your child with lost of caution. Many parents have pulled their children out because of all of these issues. Listen to your gut and be ready to pull your child out when things get rocky because they will not hear your concerns.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2015
I have first grader and will have our second child in kinder there next year. We chose this school because of our desire for a bilingual program. Our kids are both very bright and well socialized from pre-school and for our older, our hope was that the challenge of another language would keep him stimulated. He has done well and can read, write, and speak in English and Spanish and has many friends and enjoys his time in school. This is probably true for him at any school he might attend, because of the kind of kid he his, but we have been very happy with the balance of his education so far. The music and art programs are amazing and they have physical ed every day and then unstructured play time outside three times a day. There is not much of a playground which is definitely a downside, but the kids make up their own creative games and sports. The teachers we have had experience with have been responsive and nurturing and we have not experienced any classroom behavior issues either directly or peripherally. Overall, it has been a 5-star experience for us and we are daily grateful we got in on the lottery!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2015
The NMIS curriculum includes Suzuki Violin, Spanish immersion, and Aikido. Unfortunately, we found the school's execution to be problematic. NMIS experiences high teacher turnover. Time for free play is so limited that our child never learned classmates' names. The children's need for play was so great that many did not eat lunch, getting through the day on granola bars the teacher doled out. Drills and reward and punishment are a regular part of the teaching toolkit. The student culture includes name-calling, aggressive chasing, and belittling. Kinders are subjected to standardized testing. We expected excellent pedagogy and school leadership to go along with the stellar curriculum. Did not find it here.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2014
My kids love this school and so do we as parents! It feels like a private school without the huge expense. Staff and director are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2013
We have been going to this school for two years, and the school has some growing pains being new. Being a full immersion school has been a change for our child, however is thriving at it now. The first year was the best with our kids teacher from Spain. After two years, he is speaking, writing, and reading in Spanish and English. He is writing in cursive and enjoying the school. Our only complain is the growing problems. They will be moving into a new building this year and not on the west side of town where they were originally going to be. They are providing a high level of education along with music, and physical educaitons (Fencing, LaCrose, Akido). I wish this school would go to through middle school, and they are still working on IB for PYP. Principal interacts wells with the kids.

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New Mexico International School
No Street Address, Albuquerque, NM  87109
(505) 433-3250
Last modified New Mexico International School is a Charter school that serves grade 3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
New Mexico International School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 6 reviews. Top