Embarking on the educational journey for your child is a significant decision, and in Albuquerque, the options for school choice are as diverse as the vibrant culture that defines the city. From traditional public schools to charter schools, magnet programs, and private institutions, Albuquerque offers a rich tapestry of educational opportunities tailored to meet the unique needs and interests of each student.

This curated list aims to be your go-to resource for navigating the landscape of school choice in Albuquerque. Whether you are a parent seeking the best fit for your child's learning style, an advocate for specialized programs, or someone interested in the various educational philosophies available in the city, this guide will provide valuable insights and information.

Discover the potential that Albuquerque's schools hold for your child's educational journey, and let this guide be your compass in navigating the exciting realm of school choice in this culturally rich and educationally diverse city.

Charter Schools

Charter schools in New Mexico are public schools and follow the same laws for finances and operations as traditional public schools. The difference is in their educational model, where a small number of exemptions to the public school code allow the schools to offer dynamic education models.

Guide to Charter Schools

Homeschool Resources

Homeschooling is a growing option for families as a choice for education. Here in Albuquerque, there are many options for classes or support groups available for families who choose to homeschool.

Guide to Homeschool Resources

Magnet Schools

Public magnet schools focus on specific themes, such as math, science, technology, or the performing arts. These schools must meet several criteria to qualify as a magnet school.

Guide to Magnet Schools in Albuquerque

Private Schools

Private schools are based in the belief that families should be able to choose their child’s learning environment. And they should have options that match their family’s worldview, religious values, or educational philosophy.

Guide to Private Schools


Choosing childcare or a preschool can be daunting. Let this guide help you to find a safe and nurturing environment for your preschooler during those formative years.

Guide to Preschools