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
    NG
Address
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
Telephone
(312) 421-0202
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

Application Deadline
January 12
Application Fee
$89
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
Independent School Entrance Exam

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,000
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
60%
Average Financial Aid
From The Chicago Academy for the Arts

The Chicago Academy for the Arts application for the 2018-2019 school year is now open to incoming freshmen and transfer students. 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 schedule a tour and fill out an application!

The Chicago Academy for the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1310
6 responses
Average ACT
28
19 responses

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Students

Diversity
A-
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Students
150
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
16:1
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
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83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
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67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
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The Chicago Academy for the Arts Reviews

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We don't have normal clubs or activities, since it is a performing arts school, but we do have many arts related activities. We put on full length musicals and plays every month, and the rehearsals are six days a week. We also have ballets and dance shows that occur three times a year, and rehearsals are again six days a week. Our other shows are film, visual arts, and creative writing shows that broadcast our non-performing arts majors. All our afters school activities are dedicated solely to working on upcoming performances. I enjoy going to these shows every week because everyone puts so much work into them and they show off the amazing amount of talent we have!
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Post-grad, I feel that I am prepared to work very hard and to pick up skills I might not have at the moment rather quickly. Being a musician, I often have to play music from a score that I've never seen before. Doing this has trained me to be quite adept at spotting patterns which I think is crucial to learning a new skill. I was also encouraged to think very critically in all of my classes, which were often centered around socratic discussion. This prepared me to participate in such discussions in work environments and thus be a good team member.
I absolutely love my school! It's a performing arts school, so we have shows just about every week from each of the six departments. I'm in the dance department, and I love it so much. I have grown so much as a dancer and an artist, and I would not be where I am today without my school. The academics are also very challenging, and they help us to think like artists and learn in new ways. Our English courses are more similar to college courses than high school, and they teach us to critique literature in ways I could have never imagine. I love how all the students are always so happy and excited to be there, and the energy is amazing in the hallways. I would definitely do it all over again because I have enjoyed every moment of it so far!