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The Chicago Academy for the Arts
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  • Private
  • CHICAGO, IL

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Sports
    grade C minus

About

1010 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE
CHICAGO, IL 60642
About The Chicago Academy for the Arts...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$89
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$33,175
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From The Chicago Academy for the Arts

The Chicago Academy for the Arts is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to apply. Designated a National School of Distinction by the John F. Kennedy Center, The Academy is the premier arts high school in the country. Students from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs engage in a unique, co-curricular program: rigorous, college-preparatory academic classes paired with professional-level arts training in Music, Dance, Film, Visual Art, Creative Writing, Theatre, or Musical Theatre.

The 210 graduates from 2017 to 2022 earned nearly $47 million in college scholarships and gained admission to the nation’s best colleges, universities, and conservatories, from CalArts to Juilliard; from Stanford to Princeton.

Students participate in more than 100 productions throughout the course of the school year, including concerts, plays, readings, screenings, recordings, and exhibitions.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1210
17 responses
Average ACT
27
48 responses

The Academy Education Model and Method

We often say that there is nothing more important here than our community. Academy students and faculty alike are characterized by their passion, sense of purpose, and pursuit of excellence. It is a special privilege to be surrounded, every day, by peers and mentors who have made the decision to be a part of this place. In fact, our students are never at The Academy, they are The Academy.

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 16 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
  • Halloween All-School party
    26%
  • Annual Student Run Aids Benefit
    19%
  • Dance
    19%
  • Arts Gala
    15%
  • Taste for the Arts
    11%
  • Pi Day
    7%
  • Showcase
    4%

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Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
119
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 15 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
2:1
National
17:1
Poll
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 18 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 18 responses
Poll
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 18 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
19%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 16 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 16 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$117,370
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,741
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$496,534
National
$229,800

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