Welcome from the Headmaster

Looking to the Future

Headmaster Welcome

Dear Parents,

On behalf of our staff and board of directors, welcome to the Imago Dei Academy community. As the only Christian, classical school in the Tularosa Basin, Imago Dei Academy provides a Christ-centered education that meets students’ current educational needs while preparing them for the challenges they will face after graduation. Our desire is for them to mature academically, personally, and spiritually, so we cultivate their experiences around that goal. We look forward to developing a close partnership with you as we work together to grow our children through this process.

As part of the like-minded community of Imago Dei, we look for students, parents, and faculty to encourage one another and to value who we are as part of Christ’s body, made in His very image. It is exciting to witness how God is working in the lives of our families, and we are blessed! We look forward to seeing how your family’s story unfolds as you join with us.

Blessings to you,

Laura King

Imago Dei Academy Headmaster

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What Parents Say

Imago Dei is an absolutely amazing school. My son LOVED his teachers and going to school every day. I appreciate how they gave him the joy of learning his kinder year. They laid the foundation that school is awesome, and it’s fun to learn! Not only is the school amazing, the teachers genuinely love the kids. We moved to Colorado, and we have been trying to find another school like Imago Dei, and it’s been very hard. Don’t take for granted that this gem of a school is in Alamogordo. I wish we could pack it up and move it here! Thank you Imago Dei!

Macey Robinson

We loved every minute of Kindergarten and 1st grade at IDA. The staff is caring and wonderful with the kids. My daughter looked forward to going back to school after the summer and Christmas breaks. The school provides a great environment that fosters a love for learning in the children. It was a huge blessing for our family.

Nikki McPhee

I believe Imago Dei Academy is a school set apart from the norm. Their motto is “Truth, Wisdom, and Eloquence”. Through my six year acquaintance with this school, I have watched my grandchildren and other children become students who are encouraged to work toward excellence in every area of their standard academic work and life. I see their developing deportment, courtesy and right-assurance grow (becoming humble, having a firm place to stand, knowing that they are loved by God and family and have a place in this world). I see the staff supporting each other as a team, working through issues, supportive in keeping students and each other accountable even in the hard things. I like the way the upper-grade students serve as ‘bigs” (mentors) to the K – 2 “littles” and “smalls”. I like the big challenges offered. The orchestra, choir, and drama opportunities are outstanding. The thing I most cherish about what the board, staff, parents and IDA community together are achieving is creating a place where we can ask God to fulfill our hope of enabling our children to be lifelong learners who are wise and eloquent image bearers of Christ.

Janet Tremblay