New Mexico School for the Arts

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







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We're hiring! For details on that and other 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.

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Good News!

NMSA Receives Another 'A'

New Mexico School for the Arts Charter School and Art Institute received an A for the 2012-2013 school year from the New Mexico Public Education Department. You can find more information on NMSA's 2012-2013 final grade in this document.

Note to Parents:

If your child will be absent from school, his or her absence needs to be reported to the Front Office by 10 a.m. in order to be excused. Please call (505) 310-4194 ext. 102 or e-mail:

Sunshine Portal:

Click here to be re-directed 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.

Download the NMSA 2015-16 Arts Fee form here

The 2015-16 School Calendar is available for download!

NMSA's lunch program is starting Monday, August, 31st. Information about ordering lunch can be found here.

Mark your calendar:

  • August 28: Back-to-School Night
    • SCHEDULE: 
      • Arrive and get your student’s schedule in the Large Rehearsal Hall. 
      • The Parent Association will be hosting a pot luck dinner in the Lobby. 
      • There will be a table to assist Parents with PowerSchool questions in the large rehearsal hall. 
      • All Families gather in the Large Rehearsal Hall for a welcome from Head of School Mrs. Montoya.
      6:14 – 6:24 Class A
      6:24 - 6:28 Passing
      6:28 – 6:38 Class B
      6:38 – 6:42 Passing
      6:42 – 6:52 Academic/Senior Seminar, Spanish III & IV, Creative Writing
      6:52 – 6:56 Passing
      6:56 – 7:06 Class C
      7:06 – 7:10 Passing 
      7:10 – 7:20 Class D
      7:20 – 7:24 Passing
      7:24 – 7:34 Class E
      7:38 – 8:10 Arts Block
       - Music: Cafeteria
       - Visual Arts: Small Rehearsal Hall
       - Theater: Large Rehearsal Hall
       - Dance: Room 205

Pictures from the Class of 2015 Graduation are here!

Visit to view the images. You can purchase professional prints from this website or email Katy Phebus at for free digital files.

Get your NMSA Swag here!

We have a delightful array of NMSA merchandise available for purchase!  Visit the links indicated below to purchase one of our Yearbooks, Senior Visual Arts Catalogues, or a DVD of NMSA's remarkable 2015 ArtSpring performance.

2015-16 Yearbook Order Form - $30

2014-15 Senior Visual Arts Catalogue - $15

ArtSpring 2015 Performance DVD - $15

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Our 2015 Commencement was held on June 1, 2015, and featured Keynote Speaker Valerie Plame Wilson!
Read the Santa Fe New Mexican's coverage of graduation here!

NMSA has been ranked as the 10th best high school in New Mexico!

Find out more here!


The NMSA-Art Institute Main Offices have moved!
Our new phone number is 505-995-3862
Our new address is 202 East Marcy Street, Santa Fe (Same building as Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper)

Check out our latest audition videos!

All our videos showing what to expect at your NMSA audition - including our most recent Visual Arts video - can be found here!



NMSA received an "A" grade from the New Mexico Public Education Department for its third consecutive year.

NMSA is a public/private partnership comprised of the New Mexico School for the Arts, a state charter high school and the School for the Arts – NM, a nonprofit art education institution.