Thank you for considering The Academy for your high school experience!

Reading this means you already know you love science labs and reading novels just as much as you love dance rehearsal and writing your next screenplay. An Academy education is all about exposing you to what you are passionate about, while building a strong foundation for whatever path you hope to pursue. Our recent graduates will attend schools like MICA, Juilliard, Princeton, and Stanford, continuing their education in a variety of fields, including computer programming, international relations, business, and of course, the arts.

We know that the high school application process can be daunting, and yet, exciting. We are here to support you throughout the admissions process. The best place to start is by simply getting to know us better. We invite you to attend any of our Open Houses and the hundred-plus concerts, plays, readings, screenings, recordings, and exhibitions produced by Academy students throughout the year. Additionally, we invite you to register for our Saturday Program and Summer Program.

Apply Online

All applications for The Chicago Academy for the Arts are submitted online through our Application Portal.

Campus Visit

The Academy offers numerous Open Houses throughout the year. These are valuable opportunities to speak directly with Head of School Jason Patera, arts and academic leadership, as well as receive a tour of our campus. There's always something new to learn about The Academy, so we invite you to register for as many Open Houses as you would like.

Tuition and Tuition Assistance

The Academy is an investment that lasts a lifetime. We work tirelessly at providing opportunities for any committed family. Do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office with any questions you may have.

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Admissions Office

Amanda LePard
Director of Enrollment Management

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Nina Karakos
Associate Director of Admissions
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Ali Kane
Admissions Associate

Admissions Calendar

The Chicago Academy for the Arts admits students of any race, religion, color, sex or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship or financial aid programs, and other school-administered programs.