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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 Davis

Associate Director of Admission; Instructor of Clarinet, Interlochen Online

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Lindsey Anderson

Lindsey Anderson

Director of Admission, Recruitment and Communications

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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

Emily Pickering
Arts Academy senior Emily Pickering named 2024 Coca-Cola Scholar

The creative writing major is one of just 150 students selected from a pool of more than 100,000 applicants to receive the prestigious $20,000 scholarship.

A group of students and teachers poses outside Interlochen's Music building.
Kara Huber, Interlochen’s Marjorie Wood Drackett Piano Chair, brings accolades and fresh perspective to her position

Her students are winning awards and getting into top schools—and they share her passion for celebrating female composers.

A young actor gestures expressively in front of a curtain.
Does my child need a resume for acting or dance?

Short answer: Yes, they do. Here’s how to make one.

IAC/NMC dancers shake hands with President John F. Kennedy in 1962.
Sleeping Beauty performance to feature costumes from 1962 performance at the Kennedy White House

The costumes were found in storage and have now been lovingly restored for the stage.

Ken Larson, Lauren Hunt, and Tom Riccobono
Faculty brass trio advances Interlochen, underrepresented composers, and brass repertoire with forthcoming album

Arts Academy brass instructors Lauren Hunt, Ken Larson, and Tom Riccobono recorded works by Gina Gillie, Evan Williams, Eric Ewazen, and more through the Professional Growth Recording Grant.

Beautiful image of wooden steps leading down to a lake under a sunny sky.
Mental health at boarding school: Dr. Michael Kern describes Interlochen’s uniquely relational system

From individualized support to on-board arts faculty, here’s how one of the nation’s top arts boarding schools approaches mental health.