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

10” x 10” Works on Paper
Visual Arts Department
Friday, September 29
5:30pm - 7pm
New Mexico School for the Arts Gallery
500 Montezuma St., Santa Fe
Student artwork will be sold for $50 each

Theater Department: Cinematic Mime 2017
October 19 and 20, 7pm
October 21, 2pm
New Mexico  School for the Arts (275 E. Alameda)

Theater Department: Six Characters in Search of an Author
October 26 and 27, 7pm
October 28, 2pm
New Mexico  School for the Arts (275 E. Alameda)


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.


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 Order Form

NMSA, in conjunction with Rhubarb & Elliott Food Services, will provide daily lunch, at the cost of $4.00. Please click here to order your lunch by Thursday, Noon of the week prior to service.

School Lunch Application

For instructions please check here.
To download the 2017-2018 Free & Reduced Price School Meals Application please click here.
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Art Fee

Click here to make your Arts Fee payment now or to set-up recurring payments throughout the school year 2017-18.

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.

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.



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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.

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.


Guest Artists and Speakers at NMSA

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.

Get your NMSA Swag here!

2017 ArtSpring DVD – $20

2017 Yearbook – $35

Ambivalence 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.