a visual and performing arts middle school and high school

serving grades 6 through 12

1216 East Apache Boulevard

Tempe, Arizona 85281



Thank you for your interest in applying to New School for the Arts & Academics (NSAA)! We are a public charter school and are one of the oldest charter schools in Arizona and continue to be involved and innovative in our approach to education. Admission to our school is dependent on whether or not we are at capacity.



Thank you for your interest in applying to New School for the Arts & Academics (NSAA)! We are a public charter school and recently celebrated our 20 year anniversary!


In the student's own words, explain the importance of your art(s) to your development as a scholar. Provide examples of significant effects art has had on your life.This essay will be evaluated as part of our admissions process; it serves us both as a writing placement sample and as an indication of where you may fit most successfully in our program. Please write your essay in a word processing program and then cut and paste it below. When your completed application has been received, you will be notified of upcoming audition/ portfolio review and interview dates. If all application materials are in order, you will be notified as to whether you have been accepted; scheduling is usually done on your interview day. Incoming freshmen may be required to take a math placement test.


Admission to NSAA is dependent on whether or not we are at capacity so take the first step and fill out our online application below. Someone will respond to your application within 7 days. If you receive notice that you were accepted, we will send you a checklist of supplemental information that we will need. We look forward to seeing you soon!



Welcome back and thank you for being an important part of the NSAA community! In order to make sure we get the best schedule and reserve space for you, please fill out the application below. RETURNING STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT AN ESSAY!

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Pursuant to A.R.S. ยง38-431.02, NSAA High School and Middle School hereby states that all notices of the meetings of NSAA High School and Middle School will be posted on the bulletin board in the main building of the school for announcements and on our website calendar. The location is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting