Idyllwild Arts Academy
|Jaar van oprichting||1986|
|Inschrijvingsfase / Rangen||9 - 12 + postgrad year|
|Boarding||Day School and Boarding School|
|Docent-student verhouding||1 : 5|
|Erkenningen||California Association of Independent Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Jaarlijks collegegeld (Min)||-|
|Jaarlijks collegegeld (Max)||35,000 USD (Day) / 68,432 USD (Boarding)|
Idyllwild Arts Academy offers opportunities found at no other high school in the United States. On a forested 205-acre campus in sunny Southern California’s breath-taking San Jacinto Mountains, only two hours from Los Angeles, young artists benefit from an ambitious curriculum that integrates challenging college preparatory academic classes with intensive, specialized arts instruction. Each student specializes in the arts discipline of their choice: Classical Music, Jazz, Popular Songwriting, Voice, Visual Arts, Acting for Theatre, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre, Dance, Film & Digital Media, Fashion Design, Interdisciplinary Arts, or Creative Writing. Arts classes are taught by a faculty of working professional artists who give instruction not only in the arts discipline itself, but in means of promoting one’s artistic career. Special attention is also given to young artists who wish to put their talents in the service of creating social change or addressing global challenges.
CurriculumCollege preparatory academics plus intense specialized training in one arts discipline of each student's choice
Vreemde talenFrench and Spanish
Idyllwild Arts is the best place I could've been for my four years of high school. It shaped me into the person I am today by nurturing me, pulling me out of my comfort zone, offering a top tier education, and helping me become a well rounded person. The amount of personal growth I went through is on par with the artistic and academic growth. It's one big dysfunctional, loving, crazy family on the hill that I wouldn't change for the world. It is a one of a kind place and I recommend it wholeheartedly. Go see for yourself.
I love this school! The opportunity provided by the arts programs are fantastic. The food isn't the best but it's easy to look over considering all of the opportunities available to students. If you are here and you want to make a lot out of it you will. Also this program has prepared me very well for college applications and auditions.
Between the forested campus and family-like faculty, our child feels personally secure and able to share her authentic self at IAA. Living in community with students passionately pursuing their art inspires her and stokes an appreciation for other disciplines. She says that IAA students raise each other up, which is evident at performances. Kids cheer each other on, appreciating the discipline invested and recognizing the courage it takes to perform. We worried our high-achieving academic might not be challenged by the core classes, but she appreciates the group discussion approach. Balancing a dual-curriculum workload (which she finds energizing not exhausting), she's honing time management skills, preparing for college. If she keeps up her grades, an IAA education offers a competitive edge when applying to colleges; she’ll have her choice of school. Overall, IAA offers the best education for our academically-minded, arts-focused kid and is setting her on a trajectory to success.
Idyllywild is an incredible community full of dedicated artists and advisors. The teachers are down to earth and understanding people who love what they do, idyllwild has been an incredible experience for me as a first year senior and I would recommend to anyone who is committed to being a boarding student and artist to apply!
It is truly an amazing and magical place! An inspiring atmosphere in one of the most beautiful, pristine areas of the southern California. It has an incredible caring, world-claas faculty. Wonderful students gather from all over the world to experience a very unique opportunity in a well-rounded, artistically-rich environment. The student level is truly impressive and encourages everyone to keep rising to one's personal best. It is something everyone should know about and experience! So many students have gone on to fantastic colleges, successful careers and highly enriched lives with beautiful memories for a lifetime!