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.

Ken LaBate

Ken LaBate

Executive Dean of Admission

231.276.7372 231.276.7372 Send Email
Sydney Lusby

Sydney Davis

Associate Director of Admission; Instructor of Clarinet, Interlochen Online

231.276.7476 231.276.7476 Send Email

Alicia Jablonski

Assistant Director of Admission

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

Lily Wodzisz performs in the American Viola Society Senior Solo Competition
Arts Academy viola student wins national competition

Rising senior Lily Wodzisz, a student of Renee Skerik, won first prize in the American Viola Society Senior Solo Competition.

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Inaugural Interlochen Cinema Collective film scores top prizes at prestigious film festivals

Written by Interlochen alumna Sara Nimeh and produced by a crew of Interlochen-affiliated collaborators, “Jedo’s Dead” has received accolades at SXSW, Palm Springs International Shortfest, and other noted festivals.

A photograph of a ceiling painted with celestial shapes in blue and gold.
Miniature hot air balloons adorn Stone Hotel’s newest art room

Room 225, creatively reimagined by IAA alumna Maggie Morris, is the third installment in Interlochen’s art hotel room series.

Jack Driscoll
Remembering Jack Driscoll

One of two founding instructors of Interlochen’s Creative Writing Division, Driscoll established many of the division’s enduring traditions and nurtured the talents of thousands of young writers.

Professional portraits of two new arts instructors.
Interlochen Arts Academy welcomes lauded pianist and award-winning film editor to faculty

Christopher Goodpasture and Elizabeth Kaiser will begin teaching students in fall 2024.

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Interlochen Arts Academy students and graduates excel in the 2024 national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Academy-affiliated artists and writers received a total of 16 awards in the nation’s most prestigious recognition program for young creatives.