a visual and performing arts middle school and high school

serving grades 6 through 12

1216 East Apache Boulevard

Tempe, Arizona 85281





New School for the Arts & Academics (NSAA) is a tuition-free public charter schools serving grades 6 through 12 specializing in visual, performing, and literary arts providing a college-preparatory curriculum at the high school. NSAA’s teaching philosophy values active, experiential hands-on learning, and the integration of arts with academics. We are a public charter school, and as such NSAA is accountable for demonstrating progress from year to year in student achievement, measured in part through state required student assessments. Our NSAA community includes a nurturing staff, professional artists and highly qualified teachers. Our curriculum is aligned to the Arizona State Standards, and the expectations for students achievement is high, and possible with the team work of the staff, our parents and our students.



We provide a safe and challenging environment for students who are serious about their academic and arts studies. Our class sizes average 1:22. Our arts teachers are all highly qualified professionals in their field. We have Honors options in all classes. NSAA offers Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses. NSAA meets graduation requirements for high school seniors, and complies with all legislation, both federal and state.



 All students at NSAA Middle School must enroll in the core content areas, Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies, according to their ability and grade level. In addition to these courses students may choose from a variety of arts classes. The core courses are aligned to the Arizona Standards, and provide success to the students in performing well on state and district assessments.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, 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