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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,175
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
60%
Average Financial Aid
From The Chicago Academy for the Arts

The Chicago Academy for the Arts is in the process of rolling admissions for the 2018-2019 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 and register for our Summer and Saturday Programs!

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
1270
7 responses
Average ACT
28
26 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
150
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 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.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
National
$184,700

The Chicago Academy for the Arts 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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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.
The Chicago Academy for the Arts is an amazing diverse and eventful school. Ive enjoyed every four of the years I attended. I have met the greatest artist in the Chicago land area. All the kids accepted into the school are amazing artist and I was so lucky to attend school with all of them. Being in the Academy's environment is the best experience every. Attending the academy you learn new things every day not only in the academic field.