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.
Graduates of The Academy attend highly regarded BFA conservatory programs as well as academic BA programs in Musical Theatre and beyond.
Upcoming Events and Recent News
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The department will put on multiple shows over the course of three days.
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Each year the West Town neighborhood of Chicago organizes a weekend art exhibition with the businesses and organizations along Chicago Avenue. Stop by The Academy to catch up with students and faculty and see student work!
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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."
Hear from soon-to-be-senior Julia Borrelli (Music, '17) on what you need to know about the Academy Music Department.
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 usually 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.