Parents today want a well-rounded education that will also provide students with excellent academic opportunities. In addition to our public schools, Las Cruces private schools also offers excellent education. There are many aspects of providing an education for your child and for a variety of reasons, parents may want to choose a private rather than a public school. Perhaps your child has special needs or your child might be gifted and you are seeking an accelerated academic environment. You may have certain values or subscribe to a belief system that you would like to have instilled along with your child’s academic growth. In many cases, parents may simply be looking for a more structured learning atmosphere with smaller classes and more careful supervision.Selecting a school for your child is among the most critical decisions you will make and the Las Cruces area offers a number of alternatives.
Mesilla Valley Christian School
3850 Stern Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88001
The vision of MVCS is to “lead Christian School education in New Mexico.” Their mission and purpose is “to assist parents in their God-given responsibility to train their children to become disciples of Christ, serving our Savior daily in every aspect of life.” MVCS places “high priority upon academic excellence and teaching young people from a biblical worldview in all subjects.” Parental involvement in school activities is encouraged and according to Superintendent John Foreman, “We must seek to partner with our families in critical areas.”Mesilla Valley Christian School is “non-denominational in its admissions policies” and is “non-discriminatory to students, faculty and staff on the basis of sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school administered programs.” Mesilla Valley Christian School is open to students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Mission Lutheran Church & School
2752 N. Roadrunner Parkway
Las Cruces, NM 88001
The Lutheran School system is the second largest parochial school system in the country. With that foundation and history, Mission Lutheran School strives to reach the families of Las Cruces by providing a strong, traditional academic program within a Christian environment. Mission Lutheran School is the next best thing to being home.
Las Cruces Catholic Schools
1331 N. Miranda
Las Cruces, NM 88005
In addition to promoting Christian values, the mission of the Las Cruces Catholic Schools is to “develop the student’s spiritual, academic, social and physical assets.” We believe that the proclaiming of God’s message should be accomplished through word and deed. The service that we provide to our students, families, community and church represents a mirror of our true report card. Holy Cross Campus offers quality education for boys and girls from pre-school through eighth grade. The professionally qualified faculty carries on the tradition of Catholic education with its emphasis on academic excellence pursued in an atmosphere of religious commitment. Liturgical education and experience, as well as competitive sports programs for older students enrich the curriculum. Computer literacy, musical training, and club activities are also part of our program. With the special emphasis on leadership that flourishes in a family atmosphere, our graduates are more than adequately prepared to take distinguished roles in the high school of their choice. Parents are involved in shaping policy and supporting programs through membership on the School Board and in the PTO. The combination of a competent faculty, committed administration and caring families guarantees a wholesome atmosphere in which children of today mature into responsible young adults of tomorrow. Enrollment is open to all children. Please contact Dr. Karen Trujillo or Lupe Ferrales at for more information.