Visit The Academy

Visiting The Academy is the first step of the admission process. We want you to get to know us as much as we want to get to know you! Our registration for Admission Events is now open. Sign up for Academic Nights, Conversations with the Head of School, and Department Open Houses.

Admissions Calendar


Please contact the Admissions Office directly to schedule a visit. 

Kitsana Salyphone, Director of Enrollment Management


Please note, walk-in visitors must schedule a time to visit prior to coming to the school. The building is closed to the public during school hours. 

Along with coffee and light refreshments, parents will meet Head of School Jason Patera and Director of Enrollment Management Kitsana Salyphone. Following their introduction and brief remarks, each parent will receive a tour of the building guided by current Academy Parents. This event is recommended for parents of current 8th, 9th and 10th grade students. These Admissions events will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will end around 11:00 a.m.

Upcoming Event Dates:

Wednesday, October 17

Thursday, November 15th

Interested parents and students are invited to visit a schedule of five academic classes. Sessions will be taught in 20 minute intervals so that families are able to explore each of our core subject areas. Each class will be a unique look into our curriculum and direct access to our award-winning faculty. Check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m., classes will begin at 5:50 p.m., and the evening will conclude at 8:30 p.m. Register for Academic Nights by clicking the button below.

Upcoming Academic Night Dates:

Thursday, September 27

Thursday, October 25

Thursday, January 17

Each fall, The Chicago Academy for the Arts welcomes prospective students to be a part of The Academy experience through a Shadow Day. Interested 8th, 9th, and 10th Graders are given the opportunity to get a real understanding of what it’s like to hone their artistic skills here at The Academy by observing and participating in a regular afternoon of arts classes.

Students can participate in as many Shadow Days as they need to get an understanding of our six unique disciplines and which program is the best fit for their application. Students should plan to arrive to The Academy at 1:15 p.m. and the day will conclude at 4:30 p.m.

Fall 2018 Shadow Days can be scheduled on a personal basis through the Admissions Office.