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New Mexico School for the Arts

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!

NMSA Coronavirus Updates

We have created an online dashboard of updates and information for NMSA families that can be found by clicking the link below.  

Santa Fe New Mexican: “Creative writing debuts at New Mexico School for the Arts”

PUBLICATION: Santa Fe New Mexican AUTHOR: Dillon Mullan DATE: December 23, 2019 Copyright © 2019 Santa Fe New Mexican Photos by Luke E. Montavon Denise Hinson, left teaches her creative writing and literature class at the New Mexico School for the Arts on Dec. 4. As...

RFP2019-02

Attached below is the link for the Request for Qualifications-Based Proposal for A/E Design Professional Services being solicited by the New Mexico School for the Arts for the dormitory/cafeteria construction project. RFP 2019-02   NOTE: There was a discrepancy...

RFQ-CMAR2019

Attached below is the link for the Request for Qualifications for the Construction Manager at Risk  being solicited by the New Mexico School for the Arts for the dormitory/cafeteria construction project. RFQ-CMAR2019   Frequently Asked Questions: Q: What is the...

NMSA opens its doors for a community open house

Caption: Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of NMSA's permanent campus and 10 years of operation. We opened our doors and invited the New Mexico community at large to an Open House this past Saturday. Thank you to all who joined us in...

NMSA Coronavirus Updates

We have created an online dashboard of updates and information for NMSA families that can be found by clicking the link below.  

Santa Fe New Mexican: “Creative writing debuts at New Mexico School for the Arts”

PUBLICATION: Santa Fe New Mexican AUTHOR: Dillon Mullan DATE: December 23, 2019 Copyright © 2019 Santa Fe New Mexican Photos by Luke E. Montavon Denise Hinson, left teaches her creative writing and literature class at the New Mexico School for the Arts on Dec. 4. As...

RFP2019-02

Attached below is the link for the Request for Qualifications-Based Proposal for A/E Design Professional Services being solicited by the New Mexico School for the Arts for the dormitory/cafeteria construction project. RFP 2019-02   NOTE: There was a discrepancy...

RFQ-CMAR2019

Attached below is the link for the Request for Qualifications for the Construction Manager at Risk  being solicited by the New Mexico School for the Arts for the dormitory/cafeteria construction project. RFQ-CMAR2019   Frequently Asked Questions: Q: What is the...

NMSA opens its doors for a community open house

Caption: Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of NMSA's permanent campus and 10 years of operation. We opened our doors and invited the New Mexico community at large to an Open House this past Saturday. Thank you to all who joined us in...

NMSA Coronavirus Updates

We have created an online dashboard of updates and information for NMSA families that can be found...

Santa Fe New Mexican: “Creative writing debuts at New Mexico School for the Arts”

PUBLICATION: Santa Fe New Mexican AUTHOR: Dillon Mullan DATE: December 23, 2019 Copyright © 2019...

RFP2019-02

Attached below is the link for the Request for Qualifications-Based Proposal for A/E Design...

RFQ-CMAR2019

Attached below is the link for the Request for Qualifications for the Construction Manager at...

NMSA opens its doors for a community open house

Caption: Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of NMSA's permanent...

Cultivating Community for Young Artists

Deeply connected to New Mexico, NMSA is proud to serve 250 students from 39 communities and Pueblos 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

Thu 02

POSTPONED – Theatre One-Act Plays

April 2 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 03

POSTPONED – Theatre One-Act Plays

April 3 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 04

POSTPONED – Theatre One-Act Plays

April 4 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 23

Spring Concert

April 23 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD
Fri 24

Flux – Senior Thesis Exhibition

April 24 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

“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

“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

Points of Pride

New Mexico School for the Arts fosters a culture of respect to self, others, and the community at-large. We have created an education that supports the whole student: as an artist, a scholar, and a citizen. Our reach is statewide; students from across New Mexico are positively impacted by our programs.

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United States Dept of Education National Blue Ribbon School

In 2016, NMSA was designated by the United States Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of the nation’s highest honors in education for its success in closing the achievement gap.

Designated as one of Edutopia's “Schools that Work”

NMSA has been recognized by Edutopia (George Lucas Educational Foundation), one of the leading voices for best-practices in education, as one of their “Schools that Work.”

Digital Promise “Case Study” School

NMSA is a Digital Promise “Case Study” School. Digital Promise is a national center created by the United States Congress to advance technologies that transform teaching and learning.