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Interlochen Arts Academy

Grades 9-12+

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open. The early application deadline is Nov. 15.
Students who apply by the early application deadline receive priority consideration for their artistic major of choice and financial aid opportunities. The regular application deadline is Jan. 15, 2024. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis after the early and priority deadlines have passed, however, space is limited, so we recommend completing your application as soon as you can. Learn more about how to apply to Interlochen Arts Academy today.

Interlochen Arts Academy is the nation's premier fine arts boarding high school, offering grades 9-12 as well as a postgraduate year. Interlochen Arts Academy prepares young artists for rewarding careers. Major areas of study include:

Interdisciplinary Arts
Creative Writing
Film & New Media (Including Animation)
Visual Arts

All arts majors allow students to customize their course load to suit their talents, interests, and professional goals. Faculty members are world-renowned leaders in their arts areas, with many publications, performances, and residencies to their credit. 

In addition to world-class arts training, Interlochen Arts Academy students engage in an accelerated college-preparatory academic program that prepares them for any field. Through the lens of the arts, students gain a deeper appreciation for academic subjects and prepare for the rigors of the world’s most competitive colleges and universities

Interlochen Arts Academy students don't just "make it through" high school–they 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. Learn more about the unique student support system at Interlochen

Join us in-person or virtually to learn more about why Arts Academy is right for you. Register for an upcoming event.

For more information, please visit or contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 231.276.7472 or

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