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 academy@interlochen.org.

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

A group of students celebrate Day of the Dead.
Nicaraguan student overcomes adversity to make her arts education dreams come true

Solangel Álvarez worked hard to attend Interlochen Arts Academy. Now, she’s reimagining her artistic style and sharing her culture with other students.

TJ Lymenstull, Mary Ellen Newport, Mindy Rohn, and Jeff Norris
‘I felt like I was making a difference’: Retiring Arts Academy instructors reflect on their tenures at Interlochen

TJ Lymenstull, Mary Ellen Newport, Jeff Norris, and Mindy Rohn share their favorite memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for their next chapter.

A graphic from the United Nations honoring Interlochen Arts Academy's Community Service Impact Award winners.
Arts Academy students earn national and state awards for community service impact

Soph Stentz, Elizabeth Xakellis, and Aanya Khairari received recognition from the United Nations Association of the USA and the Michigan Community Service Commission.

Angie Kim
Acclaimed author Angie Kim to deliver 62nd Interlochen Arts Academy commencement address

A 1987 graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Kim is the author of the New York Times best-selling novels ‘Miracle Creek’ and ‘Happiness Falls.’

Sydney James Harcourt and Amber Cierra Merritt in Interlochen Arts Academy’s production of 'Edmonia.'
Detroit PBS to broadcast Interlochen Arts Academy’s world-premiere production of ‘Edmonia’

Dr. Bill Banfield’s groundbreaking hybrid opera will air on Detroit PBS on Monday, June 17 at 10 p.m. ET.

Christian Trimmingham
Interlochen Arts Academy student Christian Trimmingham selected as a 2024 Presidential Scholar in the Arts

The theatre major is the 51st student in Interlochen history chosen to receive the nation’s highest honor for young artists.