- CHICAGO, IL
- Academicsgrade A+
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- College Prepgrade A
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- Sportsgrade C minus
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.
The Chicago Academy for the Arts Rankings
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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
- Halloween All-School party26%
- Annual Student Run Aids Benefit19%
- Arts Gala15%
- Taste for the Arts11%
- Pi Day7%
Clubs & Activities
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade C minus
- Good for Familiesgrade A minus
- Housinggrade C+
The Chicago Academy for the Arts Reviews
Being in the city was also a transformative experience for him (and for us). Living in the suburbs I always felt somewhat disconnected from Chicago, but his time at CAA gave us a real link to the city and a deeper appreciation of it.
To be honest, as his parents, we feel a real sense of nostalgia for his time at CAA. We loved going to events, talking to his teachers, and the staff. We miss it!