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New Mexico School for the Arts

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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!

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

Albuquerque Journal: “A vision supported”

Albuquerque Journal | T.S. Last | August 18 It’s an unfinished symphony, but the New Mexico School for the Arts so far seems to have struck the right tone. The state-chartered, competitive-entry high school opened last week at a new location at the north end of Santa...

Santa Fe Reporter: “NMSA’s New Building is Totally Fabulous”

Santa Fe Reporter | Leah Cantor | August 16 The New Mexico School for the Arts opened the doors of its new building in the old Sanbusco shopping center Monday for the first day of school. Head of School Eric Crites tells SFR the new campus will allow the school to...

#BuildNMSA – Update #5

Walls Going Up! Construction is coming along nicely! As you can see from the picture below, the view of the north lot is beginning to show a lot more character! Roof is on and insulation is getting ready to be put in, so let's take a look inside... Building B - Former...

Vote in the ETN Election

Dear NMSA Community, If you are a voter in Santa Fe, you should by now have received your mail-in ballot for the March 5 Santa Fe Public Schools Education Technology Note bond election. As a charter school geographically located within the boundaries of SFPS, New...

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

Albuquerque Journal: “A vision supported”

Albuquerque Journal | T.S. Last | August 18 It’s an unfinished symphony, but the New Mexico School for the Arts so far seems to have struck the right tone. The state-chartered, competitive-entry high school opened last week at a new location at the north end of Santa...

Santa Fe Reporter: “NMSA’s New Building is Totally Fabulous”

Santa Fe Reporter | Leah Cantor | August 16 The New Mexico School for the Arts opened the doors of its new building in the old Sanbusco shopping center Monday for the first day of school. Head of School Eric Crites tells SFR the new campus will allow the school to...

#BuildNMSA – Update #5

Walls Going Up! Construction is coming along nicely! As you can see from the picture below, the view of the north lot is beginning to show a lot more character! Roof is on and insulation is getting ready to be put in, so let's take a look inside... Building B - Former...

Vote in the ETN Election

Dear NMSA Community, If you are a voter in Santa Fe, you should by now have received your mail-in ballot for the March 5 Santa Fe Public Schools Education Technology Note bond election. As a charter school geographically located within the boundaries of SFPS, New...

RFQ-CMAR2019

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

Albuquerque Journal: “A vision supported”

Albuquerque Journal | T.S. Last | August 18 It’s an unfinished symphony, but the New Mexico School...

Santa Fe Reporter: “NMSA’s New Building is Totally Fabulous”

Santa Fe Reporter | Leah Cantor | August 16 The New Mexico School for the Arts opened the doors of...

#BuildNMSA – Update #5

Walls Going Up! Construction is coming along nicely! As you can see from the picture below, the...

Vote in the ETN Election

Dear NMSA Community, If you are a voter in Santa Fe, you should by now have received your mail-in...

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

Thu 05

”Variations” by Kate Hims

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 06

Holiday Art Sale VA Fundraiser

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 06

”Variations” by Kate Hims

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 07

Holiday VA Art Fundraiser Day 2

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 07

”Variations” by Kate Hims

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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

“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.