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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    C-
Address
52500 Temecula Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549
Telephone
(951) 468-7223

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
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)
$62,835
Received Financial Aid
60%
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.

Idyllwild Arts Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1180
41 responses
Average ACT
28
8 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Performances by students
    28%
  • International dinner
    22%
  • School trips
    22%
  • All school meetings
    16%
  • Dances
    13%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    90%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Japan, Mexico
    International Boarding Students
    50%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    310
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    0%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    4:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    40%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    0%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

    Idyllwild Arts Academy Reviews

    45 reviews
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    Idyllwild Arts Academy definitely deserves 5 stars! We have a very discerning daughter who is in 9th grade there and she loves it so much and is very happy there. She is immersed in theatre & acting & with many outstanding professionals. We live in Los Angeles and she could have stayed here to study acting but she chooses Idyllwild! We also love that the campus is in nature & in the mountains-so lovely! We weren’t sure how it would be for her to be away at boarding school but she comes home often for breaks. Socially, she has found many friends who also enjoy the arts. We love it and are very grateful to have found it and that she was accepted.
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    and that most choices were very tasty and nutritious. Also, having peers from 36 countries is an amazing opportunity to expand one's horizons. The opportunities (academic, arts, social, and emotional) afforded to my grandchild at IAA have been extraordinary. It is truly worth the price of admission!
    Idyllwild Arts is a remarkable school in a beautiful setting. I feel fortunate that my son is able to attend as a day student. When we were considering applying my chief concern was whether the academic classes would receive enough focus with such a strong emphasis on the Arts. Those concerns have been allayed. Idyllwild Arts provides an environment for the students that offers an open world view of inclusion and limitless possibility. It often seems more like a younger person's college than a High School. There are differences in being either a boarding or day student and in my experience, the two groups seem to be somewhat separate socially. It can be difficult to manage my son's pick-up schedule with sometimes late rehearsals and performances. The schedule is demanding but well worth it in my opinion. Overall, we are delighted to be a part of such a wonderful school. Recommended.