The Chicago Academy for the Arts is a nationally recognized independent high school for the performing and visual arts.
Designated a National School of Distinction by the John F. Kennedy Center, The Academy offers students the opportunity to engage in a unique co-curricular program: rigorous, college-preparatory academic classes and professional-level arts training in the context of an unparalleled school culture. The Academy’s school day consists of six 45-minute periods followed by a three-plus hour immersion in a student's chosen arts department: Dance, Media Arts (filmmaking, animation, creative writing), Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts. At The Chicago Academy for the Arts, young artists master the skills necessary for academic success, critical thought, and creative expression.
#14 Private High School in Illinois (Niche, 2016)
The 42 students comprising the Class of 2017 collectively earned over $9 million in college scholarships.
Over 70% of our college acceptances in 2010-2015 were institutions ranked in the Top 300 Colleges and Universities in America. (Forbes)
Students participate in more than 100 productions throughout the course of the school year, including concerts, plays, readings, screenings, recordings, and exhibitions.
Academy students' composite ACT scores were 17% higher than the state average in 2015 and 2016.
About 50% of Academy students commute from outside of the City of Chicago.