The Chicago Academy For The Arts

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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 TypeSchool 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 OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students143 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeThe Chicago Academy For The Arts Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 13 / Aug. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$27,175
Tuition NotesIn addition to fees
% on Financial Aid
60%
Admissions DirectorKitsana Salyphone

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.
  • 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.
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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $7,554 for elementary schools and $16,313 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).