Join us for the 2024 Summer Program!

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on weekdays from June 17-28, 2024

The Academy provides a summer arts intensive for students who will be in 7th, 8th, or 9th grades in the fall of 2024. At the end of the program, friends and family are invited to a showcase of the work students produced throughout the intensive. Please reach out to Nina Karakos and Gavin Schultz, Co-Directors of Middle School Programs, with any questions. More details about each program are available below.

  • Who: The Academy Summer Program is for students going into the 7th, 8th & 9th grades. The program is for students serious about the arts.

  • What: The registration fee is $995. To pay in full, please click the registration link above. To sign up for a payment plan, please contact us at The Academy does not provide lunch, so students should bring food with them each day.

  • Where: The Chicago Academy for the Arts 1010 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

  • When: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on weekdays from June 17–28, 2024. There will be no class held on June 19.

Summer Program Courses

The Academy's Summer Program will be held in-person and follow the latest guidelines set by the CDC and local health agencies. Any potential specific safety policies for the program (masking, social distancing, etc.) will be communicated in early June.