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In-person classes have resumed, with precautions, while some students continue with remote learning. For the most current information on Idyllwild Arts Academy's COVID-19 response, please visit this link: Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade unavailable
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Sports
    grade C minus

About

52500 Temecula Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$30,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$65,091
Received Financial Aid
54%
Average Financial Aid
$25,000
From Idyllwild Arts Academy

The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists from all over the world.

Our idyllic mountaintop campus provides a perfect backdrop for in-depth artistic exploration and academic growth. Students learn from a diverse and accomplished faculty that has included celebrated artists like Ansel Adams, Merce Cunningham, & Pete Seeger.

Graduates of Idyllwild Arts Academy currently excel in every professional field of the arts including Broadway theatre, primetime television, classical and jazz music, motion pictures, graphic design, photography and more.

Our Arts Majors include:
CREATIVE WRITING
DANCE
FASHION DESIGN
FILM & DIGITAL MEDIA
InterARTS
MUSIC
THEATRE
VISUAL ARTS

In addition to our regular school year program (Sept-May), Idyllwild Arts offers summer workshops including Jazz in the Pines, ESL, Native American Arts, and a full menu of Arts Intensives.

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Idyllwild Arts Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1190
53 responses
Average ACT
27
9 responses

Summer Programs at Idyllwild Arts

We are thrilled to announce that we will be offering in-person workshops on our beautiful Idyllwild campus this summer, continuing our tradition of offering the highest caliber programs and intensives for the experience of a lifetime. Summer Arts Programs for Teens include Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Academic options include ESL and mathLAB.

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
  • Performances by students
    30%
  • International dinner
    21%
  • School trips
    21%
  • All school meetings
    15%
  • Dances
    12%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
90%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, South Korea
International Boarding Students
52%

Students

Diversity
grade unavailable
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
250
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 11 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
3:1
National
17:1
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 13 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 13 responses
Poll
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 13 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 6 responses

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