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McCurdy Charter School fosters a safe learning environment where academic excellence and achievement, character development and awareness, and community engagement and leadership are valued as critical elements in educating the whole student!


Elementary (K-6)8:15am - 2:50pm
Secondary (7-12)8:00am - 3:10pm
362 S. McCurdy Rd., PO Box 2250, Espanola, NM 87532

Our school is characterized by academic excellence based on high expectations and a pre-collegiate learning environment, a high level of accountability for administrators, teachers, students, and families.

Our school strives to ensure that each child who attends MCS can achieve their highest potential in all academic areas while fostering and developing character and community involvement.  Every school decision is determined by this belief.

We are a free public charter school in the Española Valley, serving grades K-12. MCS provides parents in our community as well as outlying communities the opportunity to choose where and how their child is educated.  McCurdy Charter School recognizes the importance of including students from all areas of our community so everyone can benefit from the school’s educational programs and environment.  MCS employees, parents, and community members work together to create an educational atmosphere conducive to high academic achievement for all students in our community.

Our goal is to have a collaborative school environment in which parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members work toward common, well-articulated goals in a situation highly supportive of challenge and innovation.  This pre-collegiate environment provides the best possible setting for our children to succeed and use their acquired knowledge to help our community.



2016-2017 Dress Code


2016-17 Dress Code Policy

Uniform Options


 Enrollment Applications are still being accepted

Please note – we currently have an active waiting list for majority of our grade levels, however we encourage you to apply.


2016-2017 Open Enrollment Application

2016-2017 Open Enrollment Application Spanish


 2016-2017 School Calendars

2016-2017 MCS Elementary Calendar

2016-2017 MCS Secondary Calendar

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 Pay for School Meals Online!

McCurdy is now part of an online system that will allow you to pay for school meals online.

Pay for Meals Online!

2016-2017 For Free and Reduced-Price Meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program

Media Release



  • Feb 22

    Dear MCS Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

    Today, at about 11:45 a.m., a bomb threat against McCurdy Charter School was called in to Santa Fe County Regional Emergency Communications Center.  The school was notified by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office.  According to our School Safety Plan, an evacuation to the football field of all students and staff occurred. Parents were informed via the school's Alert Solutions system, phone, email, and Facebook. Law enforcement conducted a search of the buildings and gave the "all clear" signal at approximately 1:15 p.m.  There was no bomb found on campus.

    Because this occurred during lunch time, our 5th and 6th graders and 17 secondary students' lunch was interrupted.  Pizza and soda were provided to these students which resulted in these students being late in returning to class.  The secondary school office was notified of the students who were late due to their altered lunch time.

    The students did well in evacuating the buildings quickly and without incident.  As always, we are very proud of our students!

    Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this incident.


     Janette Archuleta


  • Feb 16

    Schedule for Intent to Return dates:

    Letter of Intent to Return for current students                                                                                                                                                                 February 14, 2017 - Deadline on March 17, 2017                                                                                                                                                                   Intent to Return Form



  • Feb 14

    Next School Advisory Committee Meeting

    Date: Monday, February 27, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm

    Location: High School Library

    Agenda (pending)

  • Jan 26

    Now Accepting Applications – Director

    The salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting Board criteria.


    Applications for this position will be accepted from January 18, 2017 through March 1, 2017

    Screening of the applications will occur on March 3, 2017

    First round of interviews March 8th through the 17th.

    Second round of interviews with staff March 28, 2017

    Town Hall meeting March 29, 2017

    The MCS Board anticipates selecting a finalist by April 4, 2017

    Contract to begin on July 1, 2017

    MCS Director Application


  • Jan 24

    MCS Governance Board Recruitment

    MCS Governance Board is accepting applications. Interested individuals can submit an application containing background and other relevant information.  The Board Membership Application is listed below. Please consider this opportunity.

    Board Membership Application



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