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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-
52500 Temecula Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549

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)
$65,591
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
1190
46 responses
Average ACT
28
8 responses

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
Report
  • Performances by students
    30%
  • International dinner
    21%
  • School trips
    21%
  • All school meetings
    15%
  • Dances
    12%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    90%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, South Korea
    International Boarding Students
    53%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    320
    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
    4:1
    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

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    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

    Idyllwild Arts Academy Reviews

    55 reviews
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    It is truly an amazing and magical place! An inspiring atmosphere in one of the most beautiful, pristine areas of the southern California. It has an incredible caring, world-claas faculty. Wonderful students gather from all over the world to experience a very unique opportunity in a well-rounded, artistically-rich environment. The student level is truly impressive and encourages everyone to keep rising to one's personal best. It is something everyone should know about and experience!
    So many students have gone on to fantastic colleges, successful careers and highly enriched lives with beautiful memories for a lifetime! <3
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    Between the forested campus and family-like faculty, our child feels personally secure and able to share her authentic self at IAA. Living in community with students passionately pursuing their art inspires her and stokes an appreciation for other disciplines. She says that IAA students raise each other up, which is evident at performances. Kids cheer each other on, appreciating the discipline invested and recognizing the courage it takes to perform. We worried our high-achieving academic might not be challenged by the core classes, but she appreciates the group discussion approach. Balancing a dual-curriculum workload (which she finds energizing not exhausting), she's honing time management skills, preparing for college. If she keeps up her grades, an IAA education offers a competitive edge when applying to colleges; she’ll have her choice of school. Overall, IAA offers the best education for our academically-minded, arts-focused kid and is setting her on a trajectory to success.
    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.