Registration for the 2020 Academy Summer Program will open in November!


Each summer The Academy offers a week-long intensive for students entering the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. Students choose to focus on either Dance, Media Arts (film, animation, creative writing), Music, Theatre & Musical Theatre, or Visual Arts. This program is designed for students serious about the arts, and aims to provide practical instruction in a chosen discipline. We model our Summer Program after the curriculum current Academy students experience everyday, and therefore this is a special opportunity for young artists get to know The Academy. Feel free to contact Director of Marketing Tim Butler at for more details.

Summer Program Details

  • Who: The Academy Summer Program is for students entering the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in the fall of 2020. The program is for students serious about the arts.

  • What: The Academy will offer programs in Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre & Musical Theatre, and Visual Arts. Each program will focus on a variety of disciplines. Students will create a finished piece of work over the course of the week-long intensive. The details of each discipline’s 2018 program are below. Registration details will be announced in November.

  • Where: Each program takes place at The Academy at 1010 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642.

  • When: Dates and times for the Summer Program will be announced in November.

Specific Program Details

Media Arts
Theatre & Musical Theatre
Visual Arts


Pictures from the 2019 Summer Program