Academy Students and Families

Welcome Academy Students and Families

At Interlochen Arts Academy, young artists find the high school they may only have imagined possible. Here, you’ll find information to help you prepare for the Academy, understand the wide array of campus resources available to support students, and find ways to stay engaged as a family. If you need assistance, please call the Student Affairs Office at 231.276.7378 or email

Preparing for Academy

What to pack, how to prepare, and what to expect

Academy Student Support

Resources for current Academy students

Academy Family Resources

Resources for families to keep in touch

Education Community Login

Access forms, documents, class schedules

A student's perspective

Learn how four-year Interlochen Arts Academy dancer Austin Dabney made the leap from Interlochen to the Boston Ballet.

Find Support

Interested in speaking with someone directly about Interlochen Arts Academy? Contact a member of our staff below.

Sydney Lusby

Sydney Lusby

Assistant Director of Admission

231.276.7476 231.276.7476 Send Email

Lindsey Anderson

Director of Admission, Recruitment and Communications

231.276.7467 231.276.7467 Send Email

A parent's perspective

Arts Academy parents discuss how Interlochen has shaped their children's lives and helped them thrive artistically, academically, and socially.

Arts Academy News & Features

Jean Gaede and Taoufik Nadji
Arts Academy academic instructors Jean Gaede and Taoufik Nadji to retire after decades of dedicated service

Gaede, an instructor of liberal arts, and Nadji, the Academy’s instructor of physics, astronomy, and forensic science, inspired thousands of students to strive for academic excellence.

Two Film & New Media students, surrounded by forest, look at a camera's viewfinder.
Cinema Collective unites alumni, faculty, students, and guests to develop original visual stories

The Collective facilitates opportunities for alumni engagement, professional development, mentorship, and hands-on learning by producing fully realized professional film projects on Interlochen’s campus.

On the left, a blond woman wearing shorts and a red and blue plaid shirt stands in front of a lake with trees nearby. On the right is a portrait image of the same woman, who wears glasses and a multicolored patterned blouse.
‘House of Cards’ star Elizabeth Marvel to to present 2023 Interlochen Arts Academy commencement address

Known for her roles on Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ and other hit shows, Marvel is an alumna of Arts Academy and Arts Camp. She will deliver the 61st Interlochen Arts Academy commencement address on May 27.

Elizabeth Marvel
Stage and screen actress Elizabeth Marvel to present 61st Interlochen Arts Academy commencement address

A 1987 graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Marvel is best known for her roles in television’s ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Homeland,’ as well as the 2019 Broadway production of ‘King Lear.’

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Interlochen alumni nominated for 2023 Tony Awards

Josh Groban, Victoria Clark, and Michael Arden headline the 13 Arts Camp and Arts Academy alumni nominated for Broadway’s highest honor.

Signing Day at Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen Arts Academy Class of 2023 graduates to attend top colleges, universities, art schools, and conservatories

Yale University, the University of Michigan, and Curtis School of Music are just a few of the schools that have accepted Interlochen’s graduating seniors.