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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    C
Address
4000 Highway M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643
Telephone
(800) 681-5912

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$65
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$40,940
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)
$64,615
Received Financial Aid
74%
Average Financial Aid
$33,261
From Interlochen Arts Academy

Students come from around the world to learn, create, and perform at Interlochen Arts Academy, one of the nation's most prestigious arts boarding high schools.

The Arts Academy curriculum offers challenging and comprehensive college-preparatory academics that merge seamlessly with an intense arts education in creative writing, dance, filmmaking, music, theatre, visual arts, and interdisciplinary studies.

Interlochen 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
100%
Average SAT
1250
146 responses
Average ACT
29
80 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Morp
    23%
  • Collage- where all art majors can perform
    21%
  • Intermester
    11%
  • Festival
    11%
  • Senior Trip - Mackinaw
    11%
  • Miscast
    9%
  • Red Wheelbarrow Readings
    5%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    94%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Korea, Republic of, Peru, Philippines
    International Boarding Students
    23%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    517
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
    14%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    56%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
    47%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses

    Interlochen Arts Academy Reviews

    197 reviews
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    Steeped in a rich tradition of excellence, Interlochen is all the more impressive for what it offers to modern education anywhere. Students come from all across the United States and the World for opportunities only Interlochen can offer. Interlochen expertly strikes a balance of the small, interactive classroom for learning combined with the finest of arts education in the United States. Beyond this, teens live among a village of their peers who are studying across a wide range of art disciplines; dance, orchestra, creative writing, visual arts and more. The friendships that students know today blossom into the finest of relationships and professional connections throughout their lives. After more than a year of research, social media hunting and connecting, visiting of schools, we knew that Interlochen was the perfect choice for our son and for our family. I couldn't imagine any other educational experience for our son. Interlochen has exceeded our expectations!
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    My son is in his second year at Interlochen and is majoring in theatre. We are thrilled with this school. Small classes. Wonderful teachers. The academics are rigorous. For example, starting with French 1 in 9th grade, the curriculum is taught completely in French! The students spend the morning in academic classes, and then in the afternoons they have their arts blocks. The arts training is superb. My son has acting technique every afternoon and feels that he his skills are improving as a result. And most significantly, it’s an incredible experience to go to school with other students who are passionate about their art. My son has found his people and his happy place at Interlochen. Highly recommend!
    A truly magical experience. This school knows how to nurture and spark artists! There is no better place for young artists to enhance their practice-from arts teachers to academic teachers, they understand their students!