Our beloved traditional New Mexican woodcarving program provides an interdisciplinary experience for sixth-grade students who study the art and history of Islamic culture. The students practice precision in measurement and calculation as they develop their own design patterns inspired by the rich Moorish traditions brought to our region from Spain. Then, with the focus, patience, and precision necessary to the task, the girls apprentice with a master woodcarver, Miguel Chavez, who guides them as they ultimately produce a fine piece of traditional, carved furniture.
This year we are also auctioning additional furniture. Click here for details!
Drawing will be held during our 2020 online graduation ceremony, May 22 at 10am mountain time. RSVP here to attend. Need not be present to win.
Now accepting applications for 2021-2022!
Watch our sixth grade girls learn math as they hand carve a traditional New Mexican wooden chest
This School does an amazing job. I have been teaching there 15 years and seen class after class of girls change into their own womanhood and power. It is the most thoughtful staff and curriculum I have ever encountered.
Joan Logghe, Poet-in-Residence/ President, NM Literary Arts