History of the Loretto Academy

Life in the Academy

academy student activity

This section of the exhibition looks at the daily life of the students who attended the Loretto Academy in Las Cruces. The names and experiences of the early students, the curriculum in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the daily routine, and extracurricular activities are explored in some detail.

Information based on the thesis The Sisters of Loretto in Las Cruces: The Education and "Americanization" of a Frontier Community, 1870-1943 by Wendy C. Simpson.