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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
    B
  6. Sports
    B-
About The Chicago Academy for the Arts...
Address
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
Telephone
(312) 421-0202

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$29,095
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
From The Chicago Academy for the Arts

The Chicago Academy for the Arts is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 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. Visit our website to fill out an application!

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The Chicago Academy for the Arts 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
1240
9 responses
Average ACT
28
32 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Halloween All-School party
    36%
  • Annual Student Run Aids Benefit
    18%
  • Pi Day
    18%
  • Taste for the Arts
    18%
  • Arts Gala
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    145
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
    0%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    4:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    63%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    0%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    17%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Urban Suburban Mix
    Median Household Income
    $87,372
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,447
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $431,174
    National
    $184,700

    The Chicago Academy for the Arts Reviews

    38 reviews
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    The Chicago Academy for the Arts has literally changed my entire life. I'm a senior currently enrolled in the media arts animation department and after coming to this school I not only feel prepared for college but also for a serious career in the animation industry. The school gives what you need to be successful with freedom to grow into yourself. There is no other class, program, or school like it.
    DON'T GET ME STARTED ON THE STAFF. Every single teacher I've had has cared about each individuals students growth and success. It took me a whole year to write a decent paper and once I wrote one my English teacher pulled me aside after class and PERSONALLY expressed to me how impressed he was at how much I had grown from my last paper. Arts teachers are just as great, in media arts specifically we have personal mid & end of year reviews where our teachers come together and tell you where you need to improve & what you're doing right
    Since coming here my art has GREATLY improved.
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    The school was... oddly run, but the students were very independent and really talented. I remember graduating and thinking that I would never find a community that was as supportive and cared as much about sheer ability than CAA. I am really proud that I attended this school for high school.
    I have just recently graduated from the Academy and I cannot say how many amazing opportunities and experiences I have had because of that place. The Academy pushes you in every way and helps you so much to prepare for college as well as life in general. The teachers are also extremely dedicated and talented themselves and are always available for help if needed. The class sizes are perfect as well and allows the teachers to really be able to spend one on one time with each and every student.