Idyllwild Arts Academy

California, USA

Find out more about the summer programmes available at the schools below.

The Idyllwild Arts Academy is the country’s premier and internationally-acclaimed residential arts high school which provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists. Idyllwild Arts Academy’s 300 students hail from more than 30 countries and pursue artistic excellence in Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, Creative Writing, Film & Digital Media, InterArts, and Fashion Design. Graduates of Idyllwild Arts Academy currently excel in every professional field of the arts including Broadway theatre, primetime television, classical and jazz music, motion pictures, graphic design, photography and more.

Idyllwild Arts Academy is the #1 private arts school in the United States and we are the only boarding arts school on the west coast. 

Grades: 9-12, PG
Number of students: 300
Teacher-student ratio: 1:5
Year of foundation: 1946
Type of campus: rural
Summer School: yes
Lenght of stay: semester and more

Summer School

Date: June 30 - August 14 (depending on focus)
Duration: 1-2-3-4 weeks (depending on focus)
Age of Students: Kids (5-13) and Teens (14-17)
Boarding not included

  • Kids (5-13): Arts (Music, Drawing, Dance, Ceramics)
  • Teens (14-17): Math, Computer Science, Arts (Ceramics, Drawing, Photography, Music - Piano, Songwriting, Acting, Creative Writing, Dance, Ballet, Fashion), ELL & Art Intensive (English Language Learners)

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Interesting facts

Graduates have been accepted to these universities

George Washington University

West Virginia University

University of Maine

Savannah College of Art and Design

University of North Carolina