- Private, Boarding
- INTERLOCHEN, MI
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade A
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade A+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A
- Sportsgrade C minus
Providing an artistic and educational experience like nowhere else, Interlochen Arts Academy offers students the chance to work, study and live in an international community of artists. Students receive supportive attention and dozens of performance, gallery and presentation opportunities. Interlochen provides both college-preparatory academics and intensive artistic training in seven fine arts areas: creative writing, dance, film and new media, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Academy students work with accomplished faculty, professional guest artists, and 550 other talented and creative students. Personalized guidance and expert portfolio reviews allow graduates access to selective colleges, universities and conservatories.
Interlochen has produced 50 Presidential Scholars in the Arts, more than any other high school in the country. Interlochen is a 2006 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and a 2019 recipient of the Green Ribbon School award.
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A Holistic Emphasis on Social and Emotional Growth
An integrated curriculum called The Interlochen 5 helps our students thrive artistically, academically, and socially. It infuses the development of five key capacities across artistic, academic, and residential learning: mindfulness, wellness, and resilience; creative capacity; interdisciplinary perspective and collaboration; global and cultural perspective; and community and citizen artistry.
Culture & Safety
- Collage- where all art majors can perform23%
- Senior Trip - Mackinaw11%
Clubs & Activities
Interlochen Arts Academy Reviews
Always for the International students are really hard if we don't know the English as a second language but we just do our best.
This Academy helped me to improve like a person and a musician and all teacher are kindness and we have differents forms of support, I really like this place because It was my dream for many years and now I'm studying here
However, the school lacks real racial diversity beyond relatively privileged international students and its lack of accessibility to disabled people is often in detriment to students.
Additionally, the school tends to have disciplinary issues, transparently favoring students who pay higher tuitions with lighter punishments and punishing drug infractions far more harshly than students perpetrating sexual harassment or assault. Additionally, the school struggles to punish any students for any infractions in long-lasting impactful ways beyond expulsion.
Though ultimately, the opportunities Interlochen provides to young students in the arts cannot be understated and it provides a largely safe environment for students to pursue their artistic futures.