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

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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 B+
  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
$30,800
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 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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1200
16 responses
Average ACT
27
44 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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
  • Halloween All-School party
    29%
  • Dance
    21%
  • Annual Student Run Aids Benefit
    17%
  • Arts Gala
    13%
  • Taste for the Arts
    13%
  • Pi Day
    8%

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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
145
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 15 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 15 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 15 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
15%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 13 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 13 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$112,331
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,656
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$480,310
National
$217,500

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