SANTA FE ― New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is proud to announce that it is a 2016 recipient of the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
The Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are given annually, and the 2016 recipients will be celebrated at the Mayor’s Awards dinner Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Sweeney Ballroom of the Santa Fe Convention Center.
NMSA opened in 2010, offering mastery arts training in Music, Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts along with a rigorous academic education leading to a high school diploma. The school now serves 220 students from communities throughout New Mexico. It has been ranked among the top 10 high schools in the state by US News & World Report, and among the best in the nation by Newsweek Magazine.
More recently, NMSA was nominated by the New Mexico Secretary of Education to be a National Blue Ribbon School. In 2015, NMSA acquired the former Sanbusco retail complex where it plans to build a permanent campus in order to serve many more of New Mexico’s aspiring young artists.
Cindy Montoya, NMSA Head of School, said, “I know I speak for our faculty, students, families, and the NMSA Board of Directors and Governing Council when I express how delighted we are to receive this recognition of NMSA’s success in building a unique, dual-track curricula in which mastery arts training and academic studies are given equal importance.”