Las Cruces Academy

Opening for a full-time teacher who will teach grades 1 and 2 as well as math up to grade 8, beginning in August, 2021. One of our cherished teachers is moving.  If you wish to be considered, please see the description of the position with the link to the teacher application form.

At play on our climbing dome, every day

Our students’ posters for Earth Day are on rotating display in the Town Hall of Mesilla.  Here are the first two.





Some of the ways our students learn: deep and sometimes flashy experiments in science, grades 6-8.

Our newest quarterly newsletter for the public is here! Students and teachers are thriving, and there’s so much news.


Poetry is for all ages: Do you think of 2nd-graders writing poetry in many forms, and even early kindergarteners – using simile, metaphor, alliteration, making couplets, cinquains, free verse, haiku? Katie Bushma, our new teacher, has brought her enthusiasm and these students are sharing it.  Here’s a page from the book they’re using.  Students are working already; we’ll share it shortly!

Some outdoor fun – celebrating Chinese New Year, February 15th, 2021.

The homepage display has been disrupted by a problem we are resolving in the next few weeks by changing our hosting and our Web engine to Squarespace.  The new site is expected to be up by 8 January 2021.  We’ll have some weeks to transition as we convert text and then migrate about 1,000 images in small batches.  The site will remain in WordPress until we finish.  Meanwhile, we’ll add recent news.

Important details on how we operate with in-person education are linked here.


We are eager to see all our students back in school.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has joined the voices for in-person teaching with all appropriate safeguards.

Letters our kindergarten students wrote to the incoming class for next year: click here to see two of these great letters.

We are grateful!

Our Annual Fund 8 runs through June 30th.  We have received generous donations from 19 families, 2 businesses, the board, and a long-time friend of the school – a heartfelt “Thank you” goes out to all of them, and to donors yet to be.  Find out about our matching fund!

In May and June we received generous grants of funds and equipment from 9 families, past, present, and future, from board members and school friends, from the Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation, the Chevron Employees Matching Fund, and the El Paso Electric Company‘s Community Partners Program, plus many valued costumes from the Confucius Institute.  These grants strengthen our programs, enable us to give more scholarships, and help us toward purchasing our school building.  Thanks!

We run well and keep tuition moderate because of the many volunteer services provided by our LCA parents, grandparents, students, teachers, board members, and friends of the school.

We’re revising our donor acknowledgment webpage.  See the first results, for the current year, here.



The parents appreciated how we kept learning alive and well during the COVID-19 lockdown:

Thank you and all the wonderful teachers for keeping kids engaged in learning! – Yumiko Isoyama

I just want to say that you and your staff have done a wonderful job with the remote learning. There have been plenty of activities to keep them engaged and Emily has enjoyed all her zoom meetings. – Bridget Mitchell

I hope I’ve said this before, but, thank you, and all the teachers for everything you do for our children. You’ve always done a lot, but now more than ever, you and your peers have stepped up beyond all reasonable expectations to provide for our kids and we’re forever thankful for that. – Doug Petranoff

Thanks for a great school year, the upheaval notwithstanding! – Audrey Ezeh

 It’s good to know how hard it is to teach young children and keep them focused. Teachers are doing amazing work at school! – Yumiko Isoyama

We are so grateful for all that you do and the wonderful education you provide for our children- Carolyn Bowman





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