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
Students in the Media Arts Department present work to a professional jury! The show starts at 7PM at the Landmark Century Cinema. Tickets available now!
The spring play will be She Kills Monsters.
The Academy Newsletter: Winter 2017
Alum Jose Ramos from Chicago's Hamilton visits the Theatre and Musical Theatre Departments.
Hear from alum Shannon Greene Robb!
Check out a few pictures from Musical Theatre's fall performance of A Little Night Music! Thank you to Thomas Mohr Photography.
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 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.
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.
Over 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.
Students at The Academy participate in a years-long program aimed at helping them best prepare for, and execute, the college research, application, audition, and selection process.