For over 30 years, The Academy has been committed to educating a diverse community through professional arts training and rigorous college prep curriculum. The Chicago Academy for the Arts is the only independent art school in the state of Illinois and one of only four in the country.
The Chicago Academy for the Arts transforms emerging artists through a curriculum and culture which connect intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity to impart skills to lead and collaborate across diverse communities. Our mission and vision speak to The Academy's reason for being - educating, preparing and supporting students, and promoting the importance of artistic expression and creativity for our changing global world. We believe in the power and potential of each student who joins our community.