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Zia Elementary School Hours

First bell: 8:48

Class begins: 8:53

Dismissal: 3:44 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wednesday: Early release at 12:30


Office Hours are 8:00 am through 4:30 pm


Contact Info

440 Jefferson St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone: (505) 260-2020

Fax: (505) 255-1014

About Zia Elementary School

Our vision and our mission

Our Vision: To foster the development of the whole child.

Our Mission: To achieve this vision through

  • A culturally relevant curriculum
  • Experiential learning
  • An educationally inclusive environment
  • Teachers, students and parents working together

Who we are at Zia

Zia Elementary is committed to fostering the development of the whole child. Our teachers focus on an educational style that is sensitive to individual learning needs, and is adaptive to each child's unique learning style. We value diversity and inclusion, teamwork and collaboration, and seek out multiple opportunities for each child to learn and succeed. 

In addition to general education at each grade level, you will find students participating in the following programs:

  • Programs for Visually Impaired students
  • Special Education and Related Services
  • Learning Lab for students who qualify for Gifted Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Dual Language classes (based on space available and parent choice)

In addition to the core curriculum of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, all students participate in music or art, physical education, and library studies. We partner with organizations in the community to bring exciting, real-world learning opportunities to children at Zia. These organizations have included:

  • National Dance Institute
  • River Exchange
  • Starbase (DoD)
  • Explora!
  • New Mexico Fish and Wildlife
  • Popejoy Schooltime Series
  • Santa Fe Opera
  • New Mexico Humane Society

Our families and community members are a very important part of Zia Elementary and we pride ourselves on partnering with the PTA to offer opportunities outside the regular school day where family and community members can support their child's learning by being involved in various academic and social events.

These activities include:

  • Zia's Ice Cream Social
  • Back to School curriculum night
  • Family Fitness events
  • PTA meetings
  • Science Night
  • Campus Clean-Up & Gardening opportunities
  • Spring Sock Hop
  • Science Fair

Please check the calendar on our homepage or on the PTA's page for dates and times for these events!