"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.


SCHOOL PROFILE

CEEB # 442240
Home of the Knights
School Colors - Hunter Green and White


COMMUNITY

El Paso is an international city located on the U.S.-Mexico border with a population of more than 700,000. With a combined population of over 2.7 million people, this region is the second largest extended area along the United States–Mexico border. In addition, the El Paso–Juárez region is the largest bilingual, binational workforce in the Western Hemisphere.

SCHOOL

Radford School is the oldest private school in El Paso, Texas. It is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school that serves a diverse student body, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Founded in 1910 as the El Paso School for Girls, it was renamed Radford School for Girls in 1930 in honor of George and Julia Brown Radford, who purchased the school and established its initial endowments.  In 1976, when it became co-educational, the school was renamed Radford School.  The school is accredited by Cognia.

Radford School provides quality education by maintaining high academic standards. A caring and
experienced faculty, administration, and Board of Directors offer individual attention and opportunities for character development.  Students are encouraged to think critically and exercise their innate creativity.  The faculty and administration strive to enrich students' basic education by providing extracurricular activities, travel, and opportunities for community service relevant to academic pursuits.  Students are given opportunities to develop socially and are expected to behave appropriately and with decorum.  The faculty and administration, with the assistance of parents, help students profit from intellectual challenges they will face in the future. Students will develop as learners and productive citizens to the greatest extent possible.  Additionally, the development of self-esteem is fostered, as is respect for others, while developing social awareness.  Students are assisted in formulating short and long-range goals for self-improvement leading to a fulfilling and rewarding life after graduation.

Radford School is a microcosm of a multicultural society. Admission to Radford is based on past
academic performance and potential without regard to religious creed or national origin. The Radford
experience provides an international exchange of knowledge, ideas, and customs because of the diverse, multicultural student body.  The Radford student population includes students from many different countries of the world.

Parental input is encouraged and valued. Parents are considered to be full partners in the education of their children.  They are encouraged to visit the school and consult with teachers and administrators.  Radford School provides a positive, self-fulfilling education to meet the needs of individual students in a family atmosphere conducive to learning.

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

ACCREDITATION

Radford School is accredited by Cognia.

ENROLLMENT

Lower School (DRC-5th)

125

Middle School  (6th-8th)

  62

Upper School (9th-12th)

  66

Total

253

LIBRARY

Our library is staffed by one Librarian with a Master's Degree. With an extensive background in reading and librarianship, the Librarian/Literacy Leader knows the importance of a strong library program that promotes reading and provides a blueprint for student success.  The Radford Library program supports student achievement for all grade levels providing weekly classes focusing on information literacy skills, digitial citizenship, and research skills.  The library houses over 10,000 titles that students are welcome to select from for checkout.  Student areas and student computers are also available.  In addition, students have access to the El Paso Public Library TexShare databases and the opportunity to acquire a public library card.
 

FACULTY

Radford School faculty hold a Bachelor’s, a Master’s degree or higher. There are 28 faculty and staff
members.

ADMINISTRATION

Executive Director and Assistant Director

COUNSELING STAFF

Two counselors and a college-readiness teacher

SCHOOL YEAR

The school year is 36 weeks in length. The year is divided into 6 nine weeks grading periods and two
semesters. Students are enrolled in 7 periods per day.

GRADING SCALE

A

93-100

B

84-92

C

76-83

D

70-75

F

69 or below

CREDIT POLICY

One-half credit is granted for each semester course successfully completed.

Class Rank/GPA

A weighted GPA is used to determine class rank.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must earn 26 credits of approved Texas Foundation Program courses to graduate.

English

4.0

History

4.0

Math

4.0

Science

4.0

Foreign Language

2.0

Fine Arts

1.0

PE

1.0

Speech

0.5

Electives

5.5


Advanced Placement (AP) Exam is required for all students enrolled in AP courses.
Also, fifty (50) community service hours per year are required for graduation for 200 in grades 9th -12th
and (50) hours for 7th and 8th grades.

CURRICULUM

Freshman
Pre-AP English I
AP Human Geography
Geometry
Pre-AP Biology
Communication Applications
Elective(s):
Fine Arts
Foreign Language
(French I, II, Latin I, II, Spanish, I, II)
Physical Education
PSAT Prep

Sophomore
Pre-AP English II
AP World History
Algebra II
Chemistry
Communication Applications
Elective(s):
Dual Credit
Fine Arts
Foreign Language (AP as applicable)
(French I, II, III, Latin I, II, III, Spanish I, II, III)
PSAT Prep

Junior
AP English III
AP US History
Pre-Calculus
Physics
Elective(s):
Dual Credit
Fine Arts
Foreign Language (AP as applicable)
(French II, III, Latin II, III, Spanish II, III)
SAT Prep

Senior
AP English IV
AP U.S. Government/Economics
AP Calculus/AP Statistics
AP Environmental Science
Elective(s):
Dual Credit
Fine Arts
Foreign Language (AP as applicable)
(French III, IV, Latin III, IV, Spanish III, IV)
College Readiness

DUAL CREDIT

Radford School provides students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit while enrolled in dual credit courses.  Dual credit courses are offered in the electives area.

Community service

Students at Radford School must complete community service as a graduation requirement. 

7th and 8th Grade: 50 hours in total. 

9th through 12th Grade:  200 hours in total. 

EXTRA CURRICULAR

Radford School offers opportunities for students to participate in band, orchestra, theater, and major
sports: basketball, golf, soccer, swimming, trap and skeet, and volleyball. In addition, there are also several academic teams available:  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, and Film Club.

GRADUATES

Class of 2022: 100%

GRADUATES PURSUING HIGHER EDUCATION

Class of 2022: Four-year college/university: 100%

Scholarships

Graduating Class

Scholarships Awarded

2022

$   398,772

2021

$1,812,232

2020

$   224,000

2019

$   339,040

2018

$1,932,596

2017

$   523,600

Colleges Attended by Radford graduates

Amherst College

St. Edward’s University

Boston University

St. John’s University

Brandeis University

St. Mary’s University

Cornell University

Stanford University

Duke University

Texas A&M University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Texas Tech University

Hawai’i Pacific 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

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ASSESSMENTS

 

AP Cal AB 2021

AP World History 2021

Average Score

3.0

3.5

Percent of Exams with Scores of 3 or Higher

100

100

 

Marsh, Robert

Executive Director
ramarsh@radfordschool.org


Castruita, Manuel

Assistant Director
mxcastruita@radfordschool.org

 


Martinez, Arturo 

Counselor
axmartinez@radfordschool.org


McLaughlin, Yvonne

Counselor
ydmclaughlin@radfordschool.org

 


Solis, Elvie

Administrative Assistant
ejsolis@radfordschool.org

 


Garcia, Sandra

Administrative Assistant
slgarcia@radfordschool.org