New Mexico School for the Arts provides access to a rigorous mastery arts and academic high school education for youth with passion and aptitude in the arts, leading to post-secondary learning, careers in the arts, and lives that contribute to society.


NMSA is a public/private partnership comprised of a legislatively created, residential, public high school
and the NMSA-Art Institute, a nonprofit art educational institution.

Upcoming Events




ArtSpring 2018 DVD

Purchase HERE


Help Us Grow NMSA!

Make your tax-deductible contribution today!
There are many ways in which you can help our school. Read about them all here.

 Job Openings

To view current openings visit our career page.

Join the NMSA staff in providing our exceptional students who demonstrate promise, aptitude, and passion for the arts with the opportunity to earn their New Mexico high school diploma.

Reporting an Absence:

If your child will be absent from school, his or her absence needs to be reported to the Front Office by 12 p.m. in order to be excused. Please call (505) 310-4194 ext. 102 or e-mail:

School Lunch

Please click here download your lunch order form.

School Lunch Application

For instructions please check here.
To download the 2017-2018 Free & Reduced Price School Meals Application please click here.
NMSA - NSLP Public Release Data

Art Fee

Click here to make your Arts Fee payment now or to set-up recurring payments throughout the school year 2018-19.

Shop through NMSA

Do you shop on Amazon? Next time remember to follow this link from the NMSA website first! By following this simple step, Amazon will track how much you spend and send NMSA a percentage (4-15%) of your total purchase.


Sunshine Portal:

Click here to be redirected to the New Mexico Sunshine Portal. The Sunshine Portal is the official transparency and accountability portal for New Mexico state government. This is your window into government spending, budgets, revenues, employees, contracts and more.


The official construction website for the New Campus of the New Mexico School for the Arts. GO TO SITE



2016(c) Eagle small transp 2016 2.indd images


NMSA is a 2016 Blue Ribbon School.

We are the first school in Santa Fe to receive this award and one of three in the state to be recognized in 2016. The Blue Ribbon Award is one of the highest honors that a school can achieve.

Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts

NMSA was a recipient of a 2016 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.


Guest Artists and Speakers at NMSA

NM Secretary of Education – Straight A Express Visits NMSA!

The Straight A Express Tour is a celebration of New Mexico’s best schools! In the coming months, The Straight A Express Tour will make its way across the state to celebrate the success of New Mexico’s “A” Schools. To learn more please click here.


The Guest Artist Program

The Guest Artist Program connects NMSA students to real-world, working artists in the disciplines of Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts, and models next steps for what is possible with their creative work. Learn more about our former and future guest artists here.

Each year NMSA’s Commencement Ceremony features a speaker who shares their experience, values, and advice. Previous speakers include: Marsha Mason, Kirk Ellis,  Shirley MacLaine, Valerie Plame Wilson, James Drake, and Tom Joyce.


NMSA Featured in Digital Promise Case Study

We are thrilled to share that Digital Promise has completed a blog, video, and report for their case study of how New Mexico School for the Arts uses research to effectively support student achievement in arts and academic instruction.


NMSA is featured on Edutopia‘s Schools that Work series!

NMSA is featured on Edutopia‘s Schools that Work series! Click here to learn about what makes NMSA special and successful.



Mastering Self-Assessment: Deepening Independent Learning Through the Arts

Support Seminars: How to Prepare Students for High School and Beyond

Embracing Failure: Building a Growth Mindset Through the Arts


Student and Faculty Success


Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga by Guest Artist Devon Ludlow & Mr. Sisneros and Mrs. Spengler’s 10th grade Visual Arts classes 2017.

Get your NMSA Swag here!

2017-2018 Yearbook – $35

UNCANNY Senior Visual Arts Catalogue – $25


NMSA is a public/private partnership comprised of New Mexico School for the Arts, a residential, public high school and NMSA - Art Institute, a nonprofit art educational institution.