Naperville, Il


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Building artists to engage in a practicum of pre-professional arts training balanced with rigorous academics.



The Academy of the Arts is committed to providing a high-level arts curriculum while engaging students in a rigorous academic education.  It is our belief that creativity and the quest for innovation will foster individuality, allowing the holistic development of each artist.

The Academy of the Arts is a not-for-profit educational institution in the Western Suburbs of Chicago that educates students and adults in music, dance, theater, art, and the entertainment industry.

Academy of the Arts provides students with rigorous curriculum in all academic content areas while preparing them for success in the arts beyond high school.

Our programming is developed to provide students with exceptional academics while maintaining the importance of the arts in a well-rounded education. 



We are

Commited to providing:


Access to our educational programming to any students that possess the skills to attend our program regardless of their background.


Scholarships to a significant percentage of the student body based on financial need.


Inclusivity to students and faculty from all backgrounds.


Diversity in our student population, focusing on a wide geographical radius outside of the Naperville area.

Racially nondiscriminatory policy

Academy of the Arts employs staff and admits students of any race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, gender, religion, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin, gender, religion, and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.




Designing a multitude of opportunities for students to create and explore


Supporting students to discover their fullest potential


Developing independence and being responsible to giving back to the artistic community


Educating to recognize and acknowledge barriers that prevent learning for all while striving to provide just treatment and opportunity for each of our unique artists


Teaching students the art of discovery with unique techniques, opportunities, and experiences


Providing students opportunities to actively and conscientiously engage in the artistic community

Why our students

Need Arts Education

“A recent IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future.”
IBM Global CEO Survey
“Prospects for graduates from art schools today are better than they've ever been before in terms of income, their ability to survive economic turbulence and their preparedness for the job market of the 2020s.”
“Participation in arts education practices and processes can translate into the development of both artistic and social-emotional competencies, including self-management and self-discipline, interpersonal skills, and self-expression, that extend beyond arts.”
University of Chicago
“Students who study the arts are consistently higher academic achievers than students who do not study the arts.”
Journal of Aesthetic Education
“When teachers reinforce academic concepts with the arts, students learn more and score higher on standardized tests.”
Mississippi State University
“Arts students were 29% more likely to apply to a postsecondary institution than non-arts students.”
University of Maryland