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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 137 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $29,095
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10 / Jul. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
137 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
The Chicago Academy For The Arts Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 10 / Jul. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Additional fees include department, student services, activities, field trips, books, supplies, facilities, international, etc.
Summer Program Cost
$595
% on Financial Aid
49%
Admissions Director
Kitsana Salyphone
Admissions Associate
Jessica 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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 137 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $29,095
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10 / Jul. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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