Elite colleges seek Idyllwild Arts Academy graduates because those institutions recognize the arts as great teachers of humanity. Those colleges want young people whose creativity prepares them to bring about global change.
Welcome to Your Life-Changing Experience in the Arts
Experience change in your own life in our unique sanctuary for self-discovery among like-minded artists. Become an interdisciplinary thinker and problem-solver by learning the art of finding connections—and forging new connections—among all subject areas.
See Yourself Here
Imagine yourself as a student of nature on our campus whose land remains sacred to the area’s longtime Native American inhabitants. Allow the spirit of place to move you to grow into a multicultural citizen, taking part in a dialogue that aims to make every space sacred.