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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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.

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. 

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.

Sign up now for our Summer Creative Writing Program!

Session 1: July 13-15, SMU Campus at Fort Burgwin, Taos
Session 2: July 16-18, NM School for the Arts, Santa Fe

Students entering 9-12th grade are invited to participate in a free three-day writing intensive in Creative Writing. 

Click here for details!

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

Find out more here!

Summer Auditions

The New Mexico School for the Arts is excited to announce second round auditions in the following areas for incoming sophomores and juniors:

  • Visual Arts
  • Dance 
  • Music (String, Wind, Brass, Guitar and Piano)

Please visit
 for information and online application, or call Admissions Director Holly Phillips at 505-995-3855.  

Audition dates are:

  • July 9th - Dance
  • July 23rd - Visual Arts
  • July 30th - Music

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)

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!

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.