The Chicago Academy For The Arts

1010 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642-0606
Tel: (312)421-0202
Grades: 9-12 | 143 students
Chicagoland's private high school for the arts.
Chicagoland's private high school for the arts.
The Chicago Academy for the Arts is an independent arts high school, offering six courses of study: Dance, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 143 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The Chicago Academy For The Arts Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 12 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes

  • At the Chicago Academy for the Arts, young artists master the skills necessary for academic success, critical thought and creative expression.It`s a place where the arts matter. It's a place that doesn`t just teach the arts, but encourages students to engage in, devour and fully live them. It's a place that believes each individual`s voice is valuable. It's a place where academia and artistry don't exist in separate worlds, but intertwine every day to create a holistic learning experience.
  • The class of 2015 earned $7.2 million in scholarships, an average of over $171,000 each.
  • Over 70% of our college acceptances were to institutions ranked in the Top 300 Colleges and Universities by Forbes Magazine. 
  • Designated a National School of Distinction by the John F. Kennedy Center.

Profile last updated: 04/11/2016

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