"There is no easy way to become an educated and disciplined person. It requires work, stamina, courage and vision." 

-Dr. Lucinda deleftwich Templin, Radford's Principal from 1927 to 1968.

A cornerstone in the school's traditions.


Radford School extends over two city blocks in the historic Austin Heights residential district, in El Paso, Texas.  The school's architectural style reflects the history and culture of its home on the US-Mexico border. Our gated campus features open patios and secure play areas. Radford's facilities also include an indoor junior Olympic swimming pool, outdoor playing fields, library, gymnasium, auditorium, piano lab, and computer center.

As the oldest private school in El Paso, Texas, Radford has continuously served the community since 1910.  Current enrollment is 233 students in grades Pre-K to twelve.  We also offer a Development Readiness Class for three-year-olds. 

Radford is a college-preparatory school requiring all high school students to take AP® courses.  Our vision is to graduate respectful, confident, mature, and productive young men and women who are prepared for academic and social success at the university level and beyond. 

Radford School is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (now known as COGNIA) and has been a member since 1923.

 

Colleges Attended by Graduates from the Last Eight Years

Radford students have been accepted to and attended the following colleges and universities in the past.

Amherst College

St. John’s University

Boston University

St. Mary’s University

Brandeis University

Texas A&M University

Cornell University

Texas Tech University

Duke University

University of California at Berkeley

New Mexico State University

University of Notre Dame

New York University

University of Texas at El Paso

Princeton University

University of Washington

Rice University

Vanderbilt University

St. Edward’s University

 

 

Curriculum

The academic program is organized on a traditional seven-period day with each class consisting of fifty-three minutes.

We only offer AP® and Pre-AP courses at Radford and all students are required to take them.  These AP® courses are offered:  Art History, Calculus, English Language Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, World History, United States History, Government, Economics, French, Spanish Language and Spanish Literature.  All of the remaining classes are Pre-AP.  Dual Credit Courses are also offered.

 

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to complete 26 credits in order to graduate. 

Credits

Subject

4

English

4

Math

4

Social Studies

4

Science

2

Foreign Language

1

Physical Education

.5

Speech

5.5

Electives

1

Fine Arts

26

Total Credits

 

Grading 

93-100

A

84-92

B

76-83

C

70-75

D

0-69

F

 

Awards and Distinctions

1 National Merit Semi-Finalist - 2015

Radford School is the Number One private high school in El Paso, according to Niche.com. Niche ranks more than 100,000 public and private schools and districts based on dozens of statistics and 27 million opinions from 300,000 students and parents. Radford placed higher than all other private schools in El Paso.

July 2006, Named Best Private School by the El Paso Inside & Out Magazine

April/May 2005, Named Best Private School by the El Paso Inside & Out Magazine

 

Student Organizations and Clubs

National Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society

National Hispanic Honor Society

Latin Honor Societies (Junior Classical League and the Latin Honor Society)

Student Council

Art Club

Chess Club

Film Club

 

Sports

Basketball                    (Coed)

Soccer                          (Coed)

Swimming                    (Coed)

Trap and Skeet             (Coed)

Volleyball                    (Girls-Only)

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR                           

Robert Marsh

ramarsh@radfordschool.org 

915-565-2737


SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Arturo Martinez

axmartinez@radfordschool.org

(915) 565-2737


COLLEGE COUNSELOR

Yvonne McLaughlin

ydmclaughlin@radfordschool.org

(915) 565-2737