At The Chicago Academy for the Arts, high school artists master the skills necessary for academic success, critical thought, and creative expression.
The Music Department prepares students with different musical backgrounds for successful college-level music study and professional careers. Our curriculum is firmly rooted in the traditions of classical music and jazz.
In the Musical Theatre Department, students must master storytelling in three different disciplines: voice, dance, and acting.
Upcoming Events and Recent News
RSVP for a master class with jazz drummer Carl Allen!
October 28th at The Academy.
Music Department juniors prepare a classical and jazz recital.
Tickets available now!
Hear from Dr. Judith Wright on how to parent teens. Registration open now!
Tickets available now!
Thursday, November 17th at 4:45PM and 7PM.
Friday, November 18th at 7PM.
Visual Arts students take direction from Academy alumni for this exhibition.
The Academy Newsletter - Fall 2016
Media Arts alum Jack Dunphy featured in Newcity's Film 50.
Photos from the 2016 AIDS Benefit.
Learn more about the Music Department and chair Rose Colella.
Musical Theatre students Haley Bolithon, Molly Bremer, and Paris Richardson were invited to perform at the groundbreaking for 1001 Chicago.
From Department Chair Andy Robinson.
Hear from Visual Arts Department teachers Margy Stover, Brenda Moore, and Liam O'Connor on what makes a great Visual Arts portfolio.
An excerpt from Jason Patera's first address of 2016-2017 to Academy parents.
Congratulations to Academy young artist Evan Boersma for being selected to perform in Randy Duncan's Dance for Life 25th anniversary finale "Depth of Light."
The Academy prepares future leaders in the arts and life.
Students in the English Department will develop into sensitive and critical readers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama through reading, discussion, and writing.
The foundational philosophy of the World Language courses is that language, discussion, reflection, and imagination lead to the development of skills which help students understand and interpret the human experience.
The Science Department is designed to include themes rooted in history, systems in equilibrium, patterns in nature, energy conversion, and resource conservation.
An in-depth exploration of history, psychology, philosophy, and the likes; the ability to understand the human experience outside of one’s own individual social and cultural context allows students to develop a conscience more suited to the multicultural world in which they live.
More than half of Academy students enroll in one (or more) honors level or AP courses.
Academic and Arts Electives are offered to students of all arts departments. They provide a chance to study a different discipline or view a specific art through an academic lens. Students are encouraged to explore these disciplines outside of their chosen department.