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

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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

benefits of boarding school at interlochen arts academy
What are the benefits of attending boarding school?

Here are six things that set the boarding school experience apart.

Two students, dressed in black with colorful sashes, stand with their left arms outstretched and right arms bent, holding fans.
World Theatre class introduces Academy students to Noh, an ancient Japanese style of performance

The class is a unique opportunity made possible by instructor Gulshirin Dubash, who studied with the Noh Training Project.

Three male students dressed in warm coats stand by the water, with the New York skyline behind them.
Scenes from the New York Tour

Students performed on world-class stages, toured New York arts organizations, and explored some of the city's most famous attractions.

A man in a blue shirt stands in front of a large industrial oven and smiles.
Director of Dining Services Paul Hickman brings energy, fresh options to Interlochen’s cafeteria

Hickman plans to start a bowl station, incorporate student recipes, and bring in additional international cuisine.

A young girl dressed in ragged clothing kneels on the floor, scrubbing it.
Detroit Public Television to broadcast Interlochen Arts Academy’s “Cinderella” ballet April 24

“Cinderella” will air on Detroit Public Television at 9 p.m. ET April 24 and will be made available on demand at and via the Detroit Public Television PBS Video app.

Lucy Lombardo
Interlochen Arts Academy announces the winner of the 2023 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition

Lucy Lombardo, an eighth grader from Honeoye, New York, has been selected to receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Academy as a Creative Writing major.