Arts Boarding Schools

There are 3 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 Grades Students
  • Ojai, CA
    8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-646-4343
    Gr. 9-12, PG | 100100 students
  • Idyllwild, CA
    52500 Temecula Road P.O. Box 38
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    (951) 468-7223
    Gr. 9-12, PG | 308308 students
  • Natick, MA
    12 Highland Street
    NatickMA 01760
    508-650-5020
    Gr. 9-12, PG | 295295 students
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