Interlochen Arts Academy

4000 Highway M-137,
Interlochen, MI 49643
Tel: 800-681-5912
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 470 students
Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s first and foremost boarding fine arts high school, unites students with others who value their highest aspirations, creating a close-knit artists’ community.
Five hundred of the world’s most talented and motivated young artists study music, theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing and motion picture arts in a college-like setting.
They find in the Academy a fast-paced, creative environment that challenges, inspires and focuses their talents.
While producing more than 250 artistic presentations in the school year, Academy students also master a rigorous college-preparatory academic curriculum that prepares them to take prominent roles in a whole universe of professional endeavors.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Interlochen Arts Boarding School Avg.
School Focus Pre-prof. Arts / College-prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1928 1908
Campus Size 1200 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 470 students 300 students
% Students of Color 17% 18%
% International Students 25% 20%
% Students Boarding 90% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Navy blue pants and light blue shirt)
Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 2 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 50% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $72 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,460 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,800 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 76% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of Admissions Jerrod Price  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 2 15
Calculus AB Statistics

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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School Notes:

  • Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s first and foremost boarding fine arts high school, unites students with others who value their highest aspirations, creating a close-knit artists’ community. Five hundred of the world’s most talented and motivated young artists study music, theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing and motion picture arts in a college-like setting. They find in the Academy a fast-paced, creative environment that challenges, inspires and focuses their talents. While producing more than 250 artistic presentations in the school year, Academy students also master a rigorous college-preparatory academic curriculum that prepares them to take prominent roles in a whole universe of professional endeavors.
  • School accreditations: Independent Schools Association of the Central States
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Felicity Huffman - Actor
    • Jewel - Singer
    • Peter Erskine - Jazz drummer
    • Janet Eilber - Dancer
    • Doug Stanton - New York Times Best-selling Author
    • Aaron Dworkin - Arts Leader and MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient
    • Steve Goodman - Conservation Biologist and MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient
    • Steve Hayden - Former Vice Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
    • Jackson Rathbone - Actor

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Interlochen Arts Academy (2.7 miles away)
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  • InterlochenInterlochen Arts Academy
     
    PO Box 199 4000 Highway M137
    InterlochenMI49643
    231-276-7472
    2.7 mi | 447 students | Gr. n/a - n/a
  • Glen ArborThe Leelanau School
     
    One Old Homestead Road
    Glen ArborMI49636
    231-334-5800
    21.8 mi | 65 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Beaver DamWayland Academy
     
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI53916
    800-860-7725
    172.3 mi | 185 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Bloomfield HillsCranbrook Schools
     
    PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield HillsMI48303
    (248)645-3610
    190.2 mi | 799 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • Lake ForestLake Forest Academy
     
    1500 West Kennedy Road
    Lake ForestIL60045
    847-615-3267
    196.4 mi | 430 students | Gr. 9-12
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