Who We Are
The nation's first and foremost boarding fine arts high school, Interlochen unites five hundred of the world's most talented and motivated young artists who study music, theatre, comparative arts, dance, visual arts, creative writing, motion picture arts and challenging academics in a college-like setting. The Academy is a fast-paced environment that challenges, focuses talents and develops creativity. Academy students also master a comprehensive college-preparatory academic curriculum that prepares them to take prominent roles in any professional endeavor.
Academics and the arts are partners at the Academy. Students and faculty understand that liberal arts, math and science can enhance the artistic experience.
Interlochen Arts Academy is situated on a 1,200 acre wooded campus in northwestern Michigan near Traverse City.
Interlochen Arts Academy provides pre-professional arts instruction, college preparatory education, and lifeskills development to artistically gifted high school students.