Top 1%

The Las Cruces Academy is proud to announce the excellent results from a recent administration of the Iowa Assessments, a widely used set of standardized tests for measuring academic achievement; the LCA students had composite scores in the top 1% of schools across the nation who administered the test and in the top 13% of […]

Silent auction 2019

Food for Thought, our signature community event and fundraiser is coming on Wednesday, May 29th at the school, 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla.  At each Food for Thought event we have a silent auction of items donated by businesses, LCA families, and friends of the school.  Here’s a selection of items that will go […]

Great performances by our students

11 May 2019: The end-of-term performance at our school brought out fine singing and dancing by our students from kindergarten through 8th grade.  English, Spanish, and Chinese were all featured, in classics, folk songs, and new creations.  Kudos to the students and to our teachers, who all put in so much productive work.  The main […]

Signature event

Coming up quickly, Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 6 PM onward:  Food for Thought is our signature community event and fundraiser.  We have 11 interesting people at 10 different tables, ready to share discussions on 10 different topics over dinner, with guests who buy tickets ($50 per person) in advance or at the door.  This is […]

Student performances

Coming up right away, Saturday, 11 May 2019: Students present our end-of-term performance.  They’ve been practicing songs, skits, and dances cast in English, Spanish, Chinese, and (we’ll see) maybe other languages!  Parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, and board members come to appreciate the students’ mastery of singing, speaking, dancing, and presentation, and then everyone joins in […]

Archery anew

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 and onward for a couple of weeks: Archery is back.  This skill brings discipline, development of motor skills, friendly competition, and fun.  We thank the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and Jeremy Lane for the loan of the equipment.  Head of School Dr. Lou Ellen Kay learned how to teach […]

J Paul Taylor welcomes us

Tuesday, 30 April 2019:  Beloved educator and legislator of yore, Dr. J. Paul Taylor, opened his historic house to our students in grades 1 through 8.   At 95 years of age, he’s sharp, humorous, and replete with stories about life.  His daughter, Rosie, and docent Alexandria led us through the wonderful arts, crafts, and memorabilia […]

Learning to shop and sell

Wednesday, 8 May 2019: Teacher Kelly Lin gave our first- and second-graders the opportunity to learn about shopping hands-on.  Individually or in small groups the students created a product, the product description, a commercial, and a store.  The students, joined by early kindergarten and kindergarten students, used play money to make purchases.  You can see […]