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Idyllwild Arts Academy

According to information for 2019, an average ACT score made up 28
Address: 52500 Temecula Rd, Idyllwild, CA 92549,
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Description Idyllwild Arts Academy

Idyllwild Arts Academy is an art private school, which goal is to provide effective, in-depth profile studying for students planning to enter universities in art and creativity departments. The school has a prestigious accreditation of the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), which emphasizes the quality of the educational services provided and the professionalism of teachers. The school is open for pupils of 9-12 grades and post-graduate students - here you can get a quality profile education in the following areas:

  • Interactive Art
  • Theater
  • Writing skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Cinema
  • Dance.

Classes are held from morning to dinner (8: 00-13: 00) from Monday to Saturday, artistic courses are taught in the afternoon from Monday to Friday. Please note that some theater lessons take place on Saturday afternoons and provide for additional evening rehearsals on the same day. Most academic courses are designed for 1 year, but there are also short-term semester programs (1 semester - 15 weeks).

The private school Idyllwild Arts Academy is located in the picturesque mountainous area of ​​San Jacinto, near Palm Springs (California): the San Bernardino National Forest is an environmentally friendly and protected area of ​​the state. The height above the sea level is 1600 meters, and the whole territory is replete with mountain massifs, alpine forests and well-kept lawns. It is a quiet, peaceful place, devoid of city noise and fuss. Just 2 hours drive is a lively Los Angeles and San Diego, an hour will take you to Palm Springs - if students want to enjoy the city, tourism and shopping infrastructure, go on an excursion, there will be no problems with the transfer.

The school provides a choice from a variety of different areas of study - each gifted student will be able to choose a priority discipline and achieve certain successes in his art form. Most of the graduates of the school go to selected universities and higher schools without any problems - the level of academic preparation of the institution is so high. Among international students the following universities are popular, some of them can be named:

  • Stanford University
  • The Curtis Institute
  • The Boston Conservatory
  • The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
  • The Art Institute in San Francisco
  • The University of Michigan
  • Juilliard
  • CalArts
  • The Conservatory of New England
  • New York University
  • University of Southern California
  • Eastman
  • The School of Design in Rhode Island and others.

The total number of students of the Idyllwild Arts Academy reaches 300 people, who are students from around the world aged 14 to 18 years. School applicants are compulsorily auditioned, also the foreign student can provide the collected portfolio of the best works.

Pupils and teachers work together constantly: the learning process here is the constant exchange of experience, skills and cunning. All employees and schoolchildren are united by passion and love for art, dedication to their field of activity and perseverance in academic pursuits. The pupils are brought up a sense of responsibility, independence, perseverance, vigor in achieving the set goals, the ability to seek and find non-standard solutions.

Students meet strict requirements for the quality of their work - they must be performed at the highest possible level, there is no room for amateurism and dishonesty. At the same time, each teacher seeks to maximally motivate students, to teach them to be proud of their achievements, to objectively evaluate the results of their work, to clearly see the advantages and disadvantages. The big plus of studying here is a constant practice with successful artists and designers: it's not only an invaluable experience of cooperation, but also an opportunity to learn to work more qualitatively and professionally, to develop your skills and abilities.

The school accepts students from all over the world, providing a useful intercultural atmosphere on campus, interethnic connections, interest and tolerance to other nations and peoples. Also, a system of grants is developed here - they can be obtained by any student who has proved his talent, high level of abilities and dedication to the profession.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Idyllwild Arts Academy

Program name
17.06.2020 -09.08.2020
from 375 $ / week

Summer schooling in the art school is not only an opportunity to have fun and interesting time, greatly improving the knowledge of the English language, but also a chance to develop your abilities, to show talents, and, perhaps, to decide on your future profession!

For the participants of the summer program there are various classes of art and creativity:

  • Computer design
  • Choreography (classical dance and ballet, jazz, modern, aphrozhaz)
  • Cinema (acting and cameraman, director's course)
  • Music: symphony or jazz orchestra, song writing, piano and other instruments, vocals, choral singing, singing + dance
  • Theater
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Fashion and Design
  • Painting and Graphics
  • Photography, digital photography
  • Jewelry Art
  • Mastery of the writer
  • Poetic club.

Each student can choose a program based on his own interests and abilities. Course duration (standard) is 2 weeks. The cost of studying includes accommodation and meals.

from 67 100 $ / year

The program of studying in the senior classes combines intensive education in basic, fundamental subjects, art and the chosen type of creativity, as well as active development of academic skills necessary for continuing education in the university. Students become more collected, attentive, are able to work effectively independently and in a team, to form and defend their point of view, to work with sources and competently outline information.

The list of subjects studied by students is quite extensive:

  • English
  • European and American literature
  • History of the USA
  • History of Western Civilizations
  • History of world civilizations
  • Foreign languages ​​(French, Spanish)
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Computer Design and Art
  • Computer Science and Literacy
  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Physical education and sport.

The student himself can choose which subjects he will study at the standard level of complexity, and which ones - in-depth. Usually, the increased complexity is chosen in those disciplines that will be required for studying at the university, for admission to the chosen specialty.

Accommodation and food

Each Idyllwild Academy student gets a place in a cozy and comfortable room (they are designed for 2 people). In dormitories there is everything necessary for comfortable rest and living, a mentor is always on duty who is ready to help with the solution of any question or dispute.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: algebra, American Literature, astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer design, English, French, Geometry, History of civilizations of the world, physical Culture, physics, Spanish, statistics,  History of america

Events Idyllwild Arts Academy

The small town of Idyllwild is one of the top 100 small cities in the USA, where art and culture are extremely developed. There are more than 15 art galleries and museums that represent the works of more than 200 artists and craftsmen. In the city a huge number of shops of antiques, handicrafts, souvenirs and gifts works. The rest of the city infrastructure is also developed: students like to relax in local restaurants and bars, to try fishing, to walk along the  hiking trails - there is a suitable level of difficulty for any student (there are pedestrian and bicycle options).

On the campus, both academic and extracurricular activities are constantly boiling up (which also carries a learning character) - students constantly attend concerts, readings, shows and themed programs, have picnics outdoors, enjoy outdoor recreation, go to San -Diego and Los Angeles for interesting and educational excursions.


  • According to 2019 information, the average ACT score was 28.

Term dates and fees

The cost of training at Idyllwild Arts Academy for the year of study is $ 61,700. The price does not include and is paid separately:

  • Deposit = $ 2000
  • Medical Equipment = $ 2260
  • Transfer = $ 65 - $ 150

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Idyllwild Arts Academy reviews

Does this school have a vocal club or playing a musical instrument?
Yes, they have a direction: "Musical Instruments" and "Choral Singing"
Ksenia Klimenko
Hello! Do I need to take toelf? If it is already passed, then how is the receipt?
Hello, Sophia! TOEFL is not required for this school. The school conducts its own internal testing, according to the results of which, a decision is made on admission. We will send you detailed information about the enrollment process and a complete list of documents to your email address.
What is the size of the largest financial assistance? in percents
The amount of financial assistance from $ 1,000 to $ 30,000
Hello. Do you need the results of the international TOEFL exam for admission to Idyllwild Arts Academy? If so, what is the minimum score?
SMAPS Manager
Hello, Sophia! TOEFL for this school is not required to pass. The school conducts its own internal testing, the results of which make a decision on enrollment. We will send you detailed information about the process of enrollment and a full list of documents to your email address.
Good afternoon! We are interested in courses in the USA (New York, Los Angeles) from about 10.06.2017 and for two or three weeks. Subject: Art, if not - language.
SMAPSE consulant
Good afternoon! We can offer excellent options for the program of English + art - it can be programs in the language school FLS
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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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