Midyear Transfer Students

Please contact Director of Enrollment Management Amanda LePard at or call 312.421.0202 ext. 1151 to learn more about your options at The Academy. Tuition Assistance is not available for midyear transfer students at this time.

Transfer and International Students

While our curriculum is designed as a four-year program, The Academy accepts a select number of international students considering 9th or 10th grade each school year. Please contact the Director of Enrollment Management Amanda LePard first to discuss your options and the admissions process.

At this time, The Academy does not provide boarding options; however, The Academy partners with Student RoomStay (SRS), a reputable student homestay agency program for both local and international students who are in need of homestay options. For international students from China who are in need of homestay placement, The Academy partners with Cornerstone Education.

All international students must live with a parent or legal guardian appointed under the Illinois courts and/or be under the care of their international service/organization, regardless of legal age.

Once you have visited us virtually and submitted the online application with a non-refundable $150 application fee, we will coordinate and confirm your audition date. After you advance through the audition, we review your Academic Paperwork. All transfer and international applicants will have an in-person or phone interview, along with the parent interview. Tuition Assistance is not available for international students at this time.