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UWC-USA

Private | 11-12 | 200 students

Use education as a force to unite people & cultures for peace & sustaiability

 

Living in Montezuma

Situated in a rural neighborhood. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $561.

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Posted September 17, 2009

Armand Hammer United World College brings together students from all around the world and teaches them not only academics, but life. It taught me more than I could have ever imagined before and I will stay a UWCer until the end of my life!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

UWC taught me how to appreciate different cultures and backgrounds. It gave me a solid education and an honorable name that I will always be proud of, that is: UWC alumna.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

It's in a castle and was named after the baking soda! Gosh, what is there not to love!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

The best thing is the great diversity among its own community. Having met people from all over the world, about 85 nations, makes the life there a unique experience. The curriculum is marvelous. They teach the International Baccalaureate which builds each student a strong academically talent. With the mission statement, UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations, cultures for a sustainable future, students who graduate from this school tend to be very supportive and enthusiastic to whichever communities they are in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

This school changes people's lives. For me - everything started there, and hopefully will never end. UWC-USA, gives power to believe that we can change the world.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Two or more races 79% 1%
White 14% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 59%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school public schools
independent schools
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Russian
Spanish
Hindi
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Spanish, Mother Tongue Mentoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Boarding school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Experiential education
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Global
  • Social justice
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Spanish, Mother Tongue Mentoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • regular buses to local town
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

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  • Parent Ambassadors
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What are your chances?


1 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
25
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
600
Students typically come from these schools
public schools
independent schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$35000 - $40000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
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Po Box 248 Highway 65
Montezuma, NM 87731
Phone: (505) 454-4200

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