Arts Boarding Schools

There are 4 pre-professional arts boarding schools located within the United States.
While college-prep boarding schools generally have excellent arts programs, the schools below specialize further in helping students train and become artists in a variety of fields such as music, visual arts, theatre, ballet, and creative writing.
Students are prepared for entrance into either traditional colleges or specialty schools like music conservatories (e.g., Juilliard).

Arts Boarding Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • Besant Hill School
    8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA93023
    805-646-4343
    100100 students  | Gr. 9-12, PG
  • Idyllwild Arts Academy
    52500 Temecula Road P.O. Box 38
    IdyllwildCA92549
    (951) 468-7223
    301301 students  | Gr. 9-12, PG
  • Interlochen Arts Academy
    4000 Highway M-137
    InterlochenMI49643
    800-681-5912
    470470 students  | Gr. 9-12, PG
  • Walnut Hill School for the Arts
    12 Highland Street
    NatickMA01760
    508-650-5020
    260260 students  | Gr. 9-12, PG
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