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Personal Tours and Scheduled Visits
If a group visiting opportunity does not fit your family's schedule, a personal tour can be arranged!
Please contact the Admissions Office directly to schedule a visit.
Kitsana Salyphone, Director of Enrollment Management
312.421.0202 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For parents of 2017-18 applicants, attending a Parent Coffee is the perfect introduction to The Academy.
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. Coffee sessions will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will end around 11:00 a.m. Register for Parent Coffees by clicking the button below.
Upcoming Parent Coffee Dates:
Wednesday, October 11th
Tuesday, November 7th
Families are invited to spend an evening with the Academic faculty students interact with every day.
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 28th
Thursday, October 26th
Thursday, January 18th
Come shadow an arts department of your choice. Take classes and become familiar with Academy students and faculty.
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 2017 Shadow Days can be scheduled on a personal basis through the Admissions Office.
Outside The Academy
Our Admissions office attends dozens of high-school fairs and information sessions throughout the course of the fall and winter. Check below for where and when you can find The Academy.