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.


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 Canteen 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

To download the 2016-2017 Free & Reduced Price School Meals Application please click here.

Art Fee

Click here to make your Arts Fee payment now or to set-up recurring payments throughout the school year 2016-17.

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.

Upcoming Events

Out of the Park: Student One-Act Plays
March 29-31 at 7:00pm and April 1 at 2:00pm

For tickets, please click here!

ArtSpring 2017

May 18 & 19, 2017
Tickets Available Now! 



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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 this year. The Blue Ribbon Award is one of the highest honors that a school can achieve.


Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts

NMSA is 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 Success




Congratulations to senior Ana Rael and sophomore Sylka Feliciano for qualifying as two top performers the state qualifying tournament for the National Speech and Debate Association. After four rounds, twelve judges, and the top competitors from schools across the state, Ana and Sylka earned the highest scores in Dramatic Interpretation – securing the only two spots available in NM to advance in that event.  Congratulations also to NMSA Theatre Junior Amy Borton, who won first alternate in Congressional Debate.


Congratulations to senior theater student Jimmy Toomey, who is a semifinalist in the prestigious 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. This is quite an accomplishment: it indicates that Jimmy’s score was in the top one percent of the 1.6 million juniors who took the PSAT exam last fall. Jimmy is now in the running to become a finalist for one of 2,500 $2,500 scholarships!


Congratulations to seniors Ana Rael and Triana Reid on their selection as the inaugural Miller Scholars, a distinction awarded each year to two outstanding and promising students in NMSA’s creative writing and literature program.


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, and James Drake.

Get your NMSA Swag here!

2017 Yearbook – $35


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.