Interlochen Arts Academy

  • Aspiring artists at Interlochen Arts Academy receive individual attention and regular performance opportunities.
  • Known for its nurturing atmosphere and motivated students, Interlochen offers intensive college-preparatory academics and pre-professional training in the arts.
  • Graduates are admitted to selective colleges, universities and conservatories.
  • Academy students regularly earn national recognition from organizations such as YoungArts and Scholastic and Interlochen has had 46 Presidential Scholars in the Arts, more than any other high school in the country, public or private. Interlochen Arts Academy is part of Interlochen Center for the Arts, a 2006 recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1962
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students555 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Interlochen Arts Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$40,940
Tuition NotesTuition is variable based on grade level at entry; tuition cost does not include boarding fees. Please see our website for further detail.
% on Financial Aid


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Acting, Ballet, Band, Choir, Creative Writing, Filmmaking, Guitar, Jazz Band, Modern Dance, Motion Picture Arts, Music Composition, Musical Theatre, Opera Workshop, Orchestra, Theatre, Theatre Design and Production, Visual Arts

School Notes

  • Admission requirement vary by arts major. Please visit the Academy website for details. 

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  • Idyllwild
    Idyllwild Arts
    Idyllwild Arts Photo - Krone Library is home to countless resources and study spaces for IAA students as well as the College Counseling Office. Our College Counseling staff work with our students throughout their time at the Academy, helping them prepare for the next step in their artistic journey.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 9-12 | 317 students
    1807.8 miles
    52500 Temecula Rd
    Idyllwild, CA 92549
    1807.8 9-12
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 374 students
    1946.8 miles
    35 Keyes Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    1946.8 9-12
  • San Francisco
    Grades: NS-8 | 370 students
    1945.7 miles
    2222 Broadway St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    1945.7 NS-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
    1946.3 miles
    2901 California St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    1946.3 9-12
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 490 students
    1948.7 miles
    755 Ocean Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    1948.7 9-12

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