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Welcome to New Mexico
School for the Arts

The New Mexico School for the Arts is a public, statewide high school that serves young artists with a rigorous, award-winning arts training and academic program.

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Where Passion Leads to Extraordinary Results

We believe a student’s passion for the arts can propel them to success in every aspect of life. We are committed to fostering that success by providing a strong foundation for artistic and academic growth in an inclusive and challenging environment that encourages exploration, expands imagination and cultivates creativity.

If you believe in the power of the arts, and want to support young artists, please consider giving to our arts program so we can continue to help students thrive!

New Mexico School for the Arts wins 2018 Congressional Art Competition

By Robert Nott | rnott@sfnewmexican.com   Carolina Trujillo does not know where she comes from. She knows, of course, that she was born in Las Vegas, N.M., and that her family has ties to that region going back decades, if not centuries. It is an area founded with the...

#BuildNMSA – Update #1

Construction fences are up and progress is being made swiftly by Klinger Constructors and all of their subcontractors! Here is an inside look at the beginnings of interior demolition and staging:  L to R: NMSA - Art Institute employees Jim Gallas, Ruben Desangles and...

US News ranks ‘best high schools’ in New Mexico

By Shelby Perea / Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Twenty eight of New Mexico’s 189 high schools were ranked in this year’s U.S. News Best High Schools report, a national ranking that analyzes over 20,500 public schools in the country. That’s about...

“Local dancers accepted into prestigious Juilliard School”

Erica Zucco, KOB 4 NEWS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Juilliard School in New York City is known as one of the best and most exclusive performing arts schools in the nation. Each year, they typically accept about 24 students into their dance program. This year, two of them...

NMSA breaks ground on new campus

Edmundo Carrillo | Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE — About 2 1/2 years after acquiring property for a new campus, the New Mexico School for the Arts broke ground Friday at the former Sanbusco Center in Santa Fe’s Railyard. The $30 million campus, being developed in three...

New Mexico School for the Arts wins 2018 Congressional Art Competition

By Robert Nott | rnott@sfnewmexican.com   Carolina Trujillo does not know where she comes from. She knows, of course, that she was born in Las Vegas, N.M., and that her family has ties to that region going back decades, if not centuries. It is an area founded with the...

#BuildNMSA – Update #1

Construction fences are up and progress is being made swiftly by Klinger Constructors and all of their subcontractors! Here is an inside look at the beginnings of interior demolition and staging:  L to R: NMSA - Art Institute employees Jim Gallas, Ruben Desangles and...

US News ranks ‘best high schools’ in New Mexico

By Shelby Perea / Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Twenty eight of New Mexico’s 189 high schools were ranked in this year’s U.S. News Best High Schools report, a national ranking that analyzes over 20,500 public schools in the country. That’s about...

“Local dancers accepted into prestigious Juilliard School”

Erica Zucco, KOB 4 NEWS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Juilliard School in New York City is known as one of the best and most exclusive performing arts schools in the nation. Each year, they typically accept about 24 students into their dance program. This year, two of them...

NMSA breaks ground on new campus

Edmundo Carrillo | Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE — About 2 1/2 years after acquiring property for a new campus, the New Mexico School for the Arts broke ground Friday at the former Sanbusco Center in Santa Fe’s Railyard. The $30 million campus, being developed in three...

New Mexico School for the Arts wins 2018 Congressional Art Competition

By Robert Nott | rnott@sfnewmexican.com   Carolina Trujillo does not know where she comes from....

#BuildNMSA – Update #1

Construction fences are up and progress is being made swiftly by Klinger Constructors and all of...

US News ranks ‘best high schools’ in New Mexico

By Shelby Perea / Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Twenty eight of New...

“Local dancers accepted into prestigious Juilliard School”

Erica Zucco, KOB 4 NEWS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Juilliard School in New York City is known as one...

NMSA breaks ground on new campus

Edmundo Carrillo | Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE — About 2 1/2 years after acquiring property for a...

Cultivating Community for Young Artists

Deeply connected to New Mexico, NMSA is proud to serve 215 students from 29 communities, pueblos and reservations across the state. NMSA brings these artist-scholars together–many of whom hail from rural areas–to experience the richness of New Mexico arts history, culture and industry, thanks to generous partnerships with local organizations such as the Institute of American Indian ArtsSITE Santa Fe and Meow Wolf, and renowned artists and galleries. With these resources, NMSA augments studio and classroom work with in-the-field instruction, presentations, performances, exhibitions and internships.

Events

Upcoming Events

Wed 12

VA – Seniors; Guest Artist

December 10 - December 14
Mon 17

Portfolio Reviews

December 17

The Art of NMSA

New Mexico School for the Arts helps students cultivate their own artistic voice, fostering broad intellectual development, so that in addition to developing strong technique, students will begin to refine their personal artistic vision and purpose, and the means to communicate that vision through their art.

At New Mexico School for the Arts, student portfolios are continually growing and evolving, documenting the challenges and successes of student work and enabling students to become more aware of and invested in their own growth and learning as they prepare for life after high school. Follow the links above to see student works!

The Art of NMSA

New Mexico School for the Arts helps students cultivate their own artistic voice, fostering broad intellectual development, so that in addition to developing strong technique, students will begin to refine their personal artistic vision and purpose, and the means to communicate that vision through their art.

At New Mexico School for the Arts, student portfolios are continually growing and evolving, documenting the challenges and successes of student work and enabling students to become more aware of and invested in their own growth and learning as they prepare for life after high school. Follow the links above to see student works!

“My time here has been invaluable. As I prepare to attend Juilliard, I know the rigor and support I’ve received at NMSA have given me the discipline I need to continue to grow.”

Hugo Pizano '17

NMSA Alumnus

“We cheer for each other when we succeed, support each other when we fall, and lift each other up to try again.”

Joey Chavez

NMSA Arts Director

“I can’t think of a better place to support than a school that is preparing New Mexico’s kids so effectively for the future. Their results are inarguably some of the best in the state.”

Vince Kadlubek

NMSA Donor

“The college preparation steps that NMSA takes even as early as 9th grade surprised us – it’s clear they take the advancement of these students very seriously and have established the infrastructure to back it up.”

Merridith Ingram

NMSA Parent

Academic Awards

“My time here has been invaluable. As I prepare to attend Juilliard, I know the rigor and support I’ve received at NMSA have given me the discipline I need to continue to grow.”

Hugo Pizano '17

NMSA Alumnus

“I can’t think of a better place to support than a school that is preparing New Mexico’s kids so effectively for the future. Their results are inarguably some of the best in the state.”

Vince Kadlubek

NMSA Donor

“We cheer for each other when we succeed, support each other when we fall, and lift each other up to try again.”

Joey Chavez

NMSA Arts Director

“The college preparation steps that NMSA takes even as early as 9th grade surprised us – it’s clear they take the advancement of these students very seriously and have established the infrastructure to back it up.”

Merridith Ingram

NMSA Parent

Academic Awards

NMSA has been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 high schools in the state for 2018 and designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of the highest national honors in education.

Academic Awards

NMSA has been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 high schools in the state for 2018 and designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of the highest national honors in education.