The mission of New School For the Arts Exceptional Student Services is to identify and provide appropriate education to students with exceptional needs, in the least restrictive environment, to enable each student to reach their academic potential while acquiring life skills for the 21st century.


Students with exceptional needs will be identified through assessment, observation, and collection of student data by the individualized (IEP) team. A student with exceptional needs will qualify for special education services if the disability adversely impacts educational performance; when a Free and Appropriate Public Education cannot be provided with modification of the regular program.
— Jason Silva, M. Ed. | NSAA Exceptional Student Services Director