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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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.

Upcoming Events!

NMSA 5th Annual Winter Dances:

Santa Fe--please note that tickets will be available online until midnight Thursday (January 22).  They will be available at the door at all three Santa Fe performances.
January 23 & 24, 7:00PM and January 25, 2:00PM
James A. Little Theater (1060 Cerrillos Rd.)
$10 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors --Tickets are available for purchase at the door
January 31, 7:00PM and February 1, 2:30PM
Hiland Theater (4800 Central Ave SE)
Tickets by donation at door

Radium Girls (presented by NMSA Theater Department)
January 29, 20, 31, 7:00PM
James A. Little Theater (1060 Cerrillos Rd.)
$10 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors --

NMSA Applicants for 2015/16 school year -

The deadline to submit your application essay has passed. We will accept recommendations up to the end of January.
Audition packets will be mailed within the week ending January 16. If you do not receive your audition packet by the end of January, please contact Holly Phillips at

College Information Session...

FAFSA Night for Senior Families:
February 5th, 2015
 -- Meet in the Mac Lab at NMSA


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.