A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    C+
Address
4000 Highway M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643
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Telephone
(231) 276-2742
Organization Memberships
NAIS, TABS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,450
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)
$59,500
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1250
101 responses
Average ACT
28
66 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Morp
    22%
  • Collage- where all art majors can perform
    19%
  • Intermester
    13%
  • Senior Trip - Mackinaw
    13%
  • Festival
    11%
  • Miscast
    8%
  • Red Wheelbarrow Readings
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
500
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
6%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
16:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
47%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses

Interlochen Arts Academy Reviews

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If you are looking to pursue a degree in the Fine Arts this is the place for you! At Interlochen students are challenged both artistically as well as academically to be the best individuals they can. Students work hand in hand with their teachers and professors as they help prepare for college. At Interlochen you will have access to some of the best Fine Arts instructors in the world, as well as top notch facilities.
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Interlochen is a transformative place. The academics are excellent. The friendships made last forever. The teachers could not be more caring and committed. The atmosphere is isolated, but makes intensive concentration in one's chosen areas of study.

Though not everyone ends up making their majors their careeers, Interlochen continues to give students the necessary tools they'll need to excel in any field (except possibly sports😉).

The education received here resonates with its alumni long after they have gone on to pursue new things, and almost everyone who attends Interlochen can retrospectively attest to how special it is. It encourages young people to discover beauty and personal satisfaction in self expression, while simultaneously providing a solid and expansive academic foundation with exemplary faculty members and a diverse, inspirational collective of young people.
There is no other boarding high school like it for the performing arts. The instructors are completely committed to each student and they provide a wonderful arena for learning. I was very impressed with my daughters physics class; the instructor taught physics throught the eyes of a performing artist such as the height of a dancers' jump in relationship to the stage etc.

I would definately choose this high school again for my daughter. Myonly regret is that we didn't send her for freshman and sophmore years!