The Chicago Academy For The Arts

  • The Chicago Academy for the Arts is a nationally recognized independent high school for the performing and visual arts. Designated a National School of Distinction by the John F. Kennedy Center, The Academy offers students the opportunity to engage in a unique co-curricular program: rigorous, college-preparatory academic classes and professional-level arts training in the context of an unparalleled school culture.
  • The Academy`s school day consists of six 45-minute academic periods followed by a three-plus hour immersion in a student's chosen arts department: Dance, Media Arts (filmmaking, animation, creative writing), Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts. At The Chicago Academy for the Arts, young artists master the skills necessary for academic success, critical thought, and creative expression.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1981
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$595
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students137 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The 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. 10 / Jul. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,095
Tuition NotesAdditional fees include department, student services, activities, field trips, books, supplies, facilities, international, etc.
% on Financial Aid
49%
Admissions DirectorKitsana Salyphone
Admissions AssociateJessica Phelan

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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    4.7 miles
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    Chicago, IL 60616
    (312) 842-7355
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    3.2 miles
    1852 W 22nd Pl
    Chicago, IL 60608
    (773) 890-6800
    3.2 9-12
    570

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