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+
Interlochen Arts Academy is an elite, private, boarding school located in Interlochen, MI. It has 500 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $59,500 for the highest grade offered.
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
112 responses
Average ACT
29
69 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
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Interlochen was my first school studying in the USA. Everybody in the residence program was very welcoming and friendly that this new and almost frightening experience turned into a very exciting and eye-opening experience. I was able to focus on my study of music and art thanks to the support of the resident staffs and teachers. Other than the awesome artistic program that Interlochen has to offer, it also has various other activities in between semesters such as Quidditch where people get to play the exciting sport in the Harry Potter franchise, or International Lunch where students get to cook and introduce their food culture to everybody else. Interlochen is indeed a great place for young aspiring artists from around the world to gather and spend their highschool with equally passionate artists.
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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.
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.