The 180 children (grades K-8) that attend Mosaic Academy are a student body of diverse backgrounds, cultures and ethnicity. They live in San Juan County, New Mexico, and are enrolled through parent application and a lottery system. There is a consistent waiting list of 65 to 100 children, depending on the time of year.
Mosaic Academy is not a special education school, but welcomes children with special needs. Approximately 26% of the students receive special education services, and nearly half of the student body is eligible for free/reduced price lunch as economically disadvantaged.
What do some of the students say about their school?
"I'm more focused than at a regular school." – Alyssa, 8th grade
"I really like school, now. Everyone is friends and there is no bullying or kids pushing me down." Davin, 5th grade
“The teachers are nice and kind and caring and I love learning about insects.” – Sophia, 1st grade
"I like the freedom, the mixed grades and different grade levels." Brianna, 6th grade