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.
  • Academy students come from all 50 states and 20 countries to study with accomplished faculty and work alongside motivated peers.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 42 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.

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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1962
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students461 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeInterlochen Arts Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses2 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Navy blue pants and light blue shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$50,460
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,600


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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