New Mexico School for the Arts

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.


We want to thank all of our many applicants this year. It takes great courage to dedicate yourself to your dreams. We commend you all on your hard work and commitment to your craft.

“I don’t paint to live, I live to paint.” ~ Willem de Kooning

We warmly welcome our next group of talented and passionate students. Congratulations!

Help NMSA Grow

Make your tax deductible contribution today!

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:

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Upcoming Events

NMSA Theater Department Senior Projects
April 22 & 24, 7 PM
NMSA Campus

NMSA Vocalists present The Old Maid and the Thief and Little Women
April 26,  1 PM and April 26 and 27, 7 PM
Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E DeVargas Street

NMSA Music Department Instrumental Concert
April 25, 5:30pm
First Presbyterian Church

NMSA Visual Arts Department Open Studios and Reception
April 26, 2-4:30pm

NMSA Dance Department Senior Projects and Choreography
Alejandra Avila, Emily Baca, Jessika Bray-Morris, Elliott Nuñez-Montes, Cosimo Pori and Kellie Walsh present their yearlong senior projects and research
April 26, 7:00 PM
NMSA Campus


17 Kites
Visual Arts Senior Exhibition
May 8, 7 PM - Public Opening
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Education Annex

May 8-9, 6 PM
$15, The Lensic

The Gala
May 9, 5-9 PM
Champagne reception, Street Fair and preferred seating at performance. 
$100, The Lensic & Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Education Annex
Purchase Tickets at Tickets Santa Fe
(505) 988-1234,


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.