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.






Save the Date for ArtSpring!
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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.

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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. 

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.

Attention all 2015-16 applicants:
All notification letters have been mailed. If you have not received your letter by Saturday, April 4, you may call the admissions office on Monday, April 6 at (505) 982-6124.

Sweatshirts for sale!
NMSA's cozy hoodie sweatshirts are still for sale!! Find them, and click on "Merchandise"!
WITH PURCHASE OF A SWEATSHIRT, you'll receive a free pair of sunglasses, as well as an NMSA yearbook. **Very limited number of yearbooks left -- get them while they last!

Upcoming Events:

Swing into Spring with the NMSA Jazz Ensemble!
Tuesday, April 21, 7:00pm
IHM Retreat Center
50 Mount Carmel Rd., Santa Fe
Tickets available at the door: Adults $10, Students/Seniors $5

Senior Productions!
April 23 & 24, 7:00pm, NMSA Large Rehearsal Hall
Dance: April 25, 7:00pm, & 26, 4:00pm -  NMSA Large Rehearsal Hall - tickets available at door, sliding scale $5-$10

Visual Arts Department Open House
See the beautiful art from our 9, 10, and 11 graders:
Saturday, April 25, 12pm - 4pm
New Mexico School for the Arts

Music Department Staged Show: Cabaret!
Thursday, April 30, Friday, May 1, & Saturday, May 2
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Santa Fe Playhouse, Santa Fe, NM
Adults $10 | Students/Seniors $5

Check out our latest audition videos! 

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



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

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Shirley MacLaine addresses NMSA's Class of 2014



Lunch Reminder...

  • All students lunches must be pre-ordered.
  • The cut off for ordering lunch is midnight of the Wednesday before the week you are ordering for.
  • It is necessary for you to use your NMSA email address and password.
  • Your order is complete only when you receive a confirmation email.
  • To access the lunch ordering system click here.
  • If you have any questions please email

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.