Residential Program

Committed to making the school’s arts and academics programming accessible to all qualified young artists across the state, NMSA offers students who live too far away for a daily commute the option to board at the school dormitories Sunday evening through Friday.

Students can apply to the Residential Program once they are accepted to the school. Residential fees are based on a sliding scale, and financial assistance is available based on proven economic need and availability of funds. Students must reapply annually.

The dormitories are a mile-and-a-half from the NMSA campus. Students use public transportation to travel from the dormitory to the school and back. Students are supervised by a full-time, professional adult Residential Director and part-time Residential Assistant, who live on-site. 

To apply for residence or to get more information, including forms to apply for financial assistance, please contact Residential Director Kayla Bolte at kbolte@nmschoolforthearts.org