Welcome to the Chicago Academy for the Arts.
It’s my privilege to lead this wonderful institution in the 21st century. Since the school opened its doors in 1981, it has become nationally and internationally recognized for developing individuals who are sought after as artists, thinkers, and leaders.
People make an institution great. From the passionate leadership of our Board of Trustees to the dedication of our distinguished faculty, CAA fosters a learning environment that attracts students throughout Illinois, indeed across the country, who are eager to join our unique and diverse community of learners.
As you discover more about Chicago Academy for the Arts, we hope that you, too, choose to share in our future. Whether you’re a student, a parent, or a supporter of the arts, we invite you to become a part of the school’s bold vision to set new standards in arts education and to promote the arts as an integral part of life.
For over 30 years, CAA has been Chicago’s unprecedented premiere institution for secondary arts education. With nearly 90 performances and art exhibitions that occur throughout the year, we hope that your visit today inspires you to see our students in action. And when you do, you’ll no doubt notice the flicker in their eyes and feel the energy in the air as they strive for and achieve excellence.
Head of School