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Navajo Preparatory School

Navajo Preparatory School

1220 West Apache Street, Farmington, NM 87401, USA

+1 505 326 6571



Navajo Preparatory School
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1991
Status State
Head of School Shawna Becenti
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 13-18
Number of pupils 265
Day fees per annum US$1,000 (Native American) - US$3,000 (Non-Native American)
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Donna Fernandez

Navajo Preparatory School’s mission reflects the integral values of the International Baccalaureate Programme:

  • To develop inquisitive, compassionate life-long learners and leaders through a challenging curriculum of international education and assessment.
  • To promote a strong foundation of Navajo Philosophy and holistic world view that fosters intercultural understanding and respect in a global society.
  • The mission is reflected in the IB Learner Profile and the School's motto:

"Yideeskaago Naat’aanii - Leaders Now and Into the Future"

Navajo Preparatory School is an IB World School authorized to offer the Diploma Programme. We uniquely serve Native American and non-Native American students, offering a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. We develop the whole person, in a balanced educational experience of international-mindedness and Navajo Philosophy of learning.

Our school is located in the enchanting Four Corners area on 82 acres offering a small school learning environment. It steeps students in a deep appreciation of the Navajo language, culture and history.

We employ the Navajo philosophy of learning Nitsáhákees (East-White) – Thinking, Nahat’á (South-Blue) – Planning, Iiná (West-Yellow) – Action, Sihasin (North-Black) – Reflection to guide our educational curriculum and Navajo Prep mindset.

Students have opportunities to engage in STEM activities, writing and reading enjoyment, and leadership development. Armed with this impressive, balanced education, students graduate with the skills to succeed in college and an understanding of the world around them.

Students participate in numerous Gifted & Talented programs, Student Senate, clubs, and interscholastic sports such as football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, cross country and track. Students also have opportunities for community service.

Over 95% of our graduates are accepted into college. Our school is a Mac environment, students are provided with a Mac Airbook for school use. Campus has 5 modern and comfortable residential halls.