Residential students live in the San Juan Building at 50 Mount Carmel Rd., Santa Fe, NM located near the NMSA campus, during the week. We are currently building a dormitory onsite at the school. This is predicted to be completed by the start of the spring semester of 2024.
Residential students share a dormitory room with another student (based upon gender identity, age, and compatibility, and assigned by residential staff).
The Residential Director(RD) and Residential Assistant(RA) live with and supervise students on the Residential Campus. All residential staff are trained in first aid and CPR.
Residential students are provided breakfasts and dinners at the Residential Campus. Lunch is available for purchase at our classroom campus; free and reduced lunch applications are available in the front office.
Residential students are transported to and from the NMSA Campus each day by public bus, which is free for students.
Residential students return home each weekend or make parent-arranged alternatives. The Residential Program concludes each Friday morning and reopens at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Student access to the Residential Campus will not be granted when the Residential Program and dorms are closed.
The Residential Program does not include an on-site health care provider. Access to community healthcare providers will be facilitated as needed with prior parental approval.
The fee for the Residential Program is $9,500.00 per student per year. The payment structure is based on a sliding scale fee. Students seeking to live in the dorm must apply for financial assistance annually. No student will be denied admission to the residential program due to inability to pay.
Once a student is admitted to New Mexico School for the Arts they may apply to the Residential Program. NMSA considers the following in making its Residential Program decisions:
One of the benefits of the Residential Program is that it is more than just a place where students sleep - it becomes a home away from home for everybody. Part of living in a community home means taking responsibility for the shared living space, including cleanliness, noise levels, activities, privacy, and possessions. All of these become the responsibility of residential students and staff. If a residential student does not adhere to Residential Program policies, they will be asked to leave the Residential Program. Further information on program policies will be provided by the Residential Director.
We will have approximately 30 spaces available for residential students during the 2023-2024 school year.
2023-2024 Fee for Room and Board for NMSA Residential Program: $9,500.00
Residential Program fees are payable annually or in monthly installments throughout the academic year.
Payment Plans are available for families who wish to finance their student’s residential fees over a portion of the academic year through three, four or six month payment plans. Every family who wishes to be considered for a sliding scale fee determination must complete the Financial Assistance Application for our Residential Program.
NMSA strives to continue to support families who qualify for financial assistance through the entirety of their student’s enrollment at the school, as long as the student remains in good standing and every requirement for assistance continues to be met. However, families must re-apply for assistance each year, providing all required forms and documentation annually.
The below scale is based on a family of four(4). $3,650 will be deducted from the taxable income figure for each additional child.