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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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:

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Upcoming Events

Poetry Reading
Friday, December 5, 6:00pm
Collected Works Bookstore
202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM

NMSA Open House for Prospective Students
Saturday, December 6, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Open House event for prospective students to the school. Current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders who are interested in learning more about NMSA are encouraged to attend, as well as all current applicants.

Winter Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, December 9, 7:00pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat
50 Mt. Carmel Rd, Santa Fe
$10 Adults | $5 Students/Seniors

Winter Choir Concert
Thursday, December 11, 7:00pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat
50 Mt. Carmel Rd, Santa Fe
$10 Adults | $5 Students/Seniors

Apply Today!

NMSA is seeking students interested in dance, and string, brass, or woodwind musicians for the current school year. If you are interested in applying and auditioning in one of these areas only, please contact Holly Phillips at right away.

NMSA is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. Apply today!



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.