Interlochen Arts Academy

4000 J Maddy Pkwy
Interlochen, MI 49643
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Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #1 - Music students study in the state-of-the-art Music Center, which features two large ensemble rehearsal halls, nine ensemble rooms, 25 teaching studios, a recording studio, and more.
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Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #1 - Music students study in the state-of-the-art Music Center, which features two large ensemble rehearsal halls, nine ensemble rooms, 25 teaching studios, a recording studio, and more.
Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #2 - The Academy`s cutting-edge Contemporary Music track provides comprehensive training in musicianship, songwriting, audio production, and music business. Students interact with industry professionals through master classes and touring opportunities.
Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #3 - Visual Arts students study in the Dow Center for Visual Arts, a beautiful, light-filled structure equipped with window-lined studios. The center also contains a freestanding ceramics studio and a professional-level gallery space.
Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #4 - The Writing House is home to the Academy`s Creative Writing program and provides plenty of spaces for instruction, collaboration, and private writing practice as creative writers study fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, and hybrid genres under the instruction of world-class artist-educators.
Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #5 - Arts Academy students enjoy one-on-one interaction with gifted faculty who are leaders in the arts and education. Each faculty member brings a wealth of real-world experience to their role as a mentor.
Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #6 - Students exercise and play in the state-of-the-art Dennison Center for Recreation and Wellness, which features a workout room, fitness studio, game room, climbing wall, and gymnasium.
Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #7 - Interlochen derives its name from its two beautiful lakes - Green Lake and Duck Lake. Their placid shores serve as inspiring backdrops for artistic, academic, and personal growth.
Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #8 - Arts Academy dance students study classical ballet while exploring contemporary dance and other genres, presenting two full-length ballets and several contemporary dance showcases each academic year.
Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #9 - Film & New Media students enjoy access to professional-quality filmmaking equipment including a sound stage and editing suites. In-class activities and personal projects encourage students to discover the greatest resource of all - each other.
Interlochen Arts Academy Photo #10 - Arts Academy theatre students hone their skills while rehearsing classic and contemporary plays and musicals. The Academy presents six professionally produced plays and musicals each year.
Interlochen Arts Academy students don't just "make it through" high schoolthey thrive. Here, students receive the support they need as they pursue their interests, passions, and goals within and beyond high school. Our students enjoy group bonding and friendship-building activities, weekly advisory groups, college preparation and standardized testing, daily support from the community, and more. At Interlochen, learning extends far beyond the classroom. You'll work with world-renowned faculty and staff who'll become treasured mentors and teachers.
You'll find people and kindred spirits who'll reveal other parts of yourself.
You'll enjoy experiences and classes that will help you grow in ways you never thought possible.
You'll unlock potential and find the confidence to push against your own limitations.
You'll discover a high school for the arts (grades 9-12) you may only have dreamed about.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 567 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $76,500
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Interlochen Arts Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 287 schools) for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Interlochen Arts Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1962
1906
Campus Size
1200 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
567 students
320 students
% Students of Color
32%
25%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
93%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
2
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
87%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$147.2 million
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$76,500
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
81%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$36,510
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Director of Admissions
Ken LaBate

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
3
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
19
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Black Student Union, Book Club, Chess Club, Christian Fellowship Club, Cross-Country Ski Club, Debate Club, Ecology Club, Jewish Student Union, Latinx Student Union, Model United Nations, Quiz Bowl, Student Newspaper, Student Sustainability Coalition, Youth in Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Hip Hop Club, SFX Makeup, Slam Poetry Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Rock Climbing, Weightlifting Club

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Admission requirement vary by arts major. Please visit the Academy website for details. 
  • Interlochen Arts Academy accreditations: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), NAIS, NASM
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Interlochen Arts Academy cost?
Interlochen Arts Academy's tuition is approximately $76,500 for boarding students.
What sports does Interlochen Arts Academy offer?
Interlochen Arts Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Cross Country Running, Dance and Volleyball.
Does Interlochen Arts Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Interlochen Arts Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Interlochen Arts Academy's ranking?
Interlochen Arts Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of students on financial aid.
When is the application deadline for Interlochen Arts Academy?
The application deadline for Interlochen Arts Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 567 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $76,500
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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