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Welcome to Idyllwild Arts!

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.

Meet The Team

Jara Ruiz-Anchia

Associate Director of Admission & Financial Aid
Visual Arts, Film & Digital Media, Financial Aid/Scholarships

Hablo Español
Phone: 951.659.2171 x2347
WeChat ID: antxiara


Christy Wilke

Assistant Director of Admission
Music – Classical, Jazz, Songwriting & Creative Writing

Phone: 951.659.2171 x2223

Marcus Wynn

Admissions Counselor
Dance & Theatre

Phone: 951.659.2171 x2344


Tara Sechrest

Vice President, Enrollment Management & Strategic Partnerships

Phone: 951.659.2171 x2345

Will Yarbrough

Diversity Enrollment & Retention Coordinator
InterArts & Fashion Design

Phone: 951.659.2171 x2355

Don Stoll

Manager of Communications & International Student Relations
ESL Consultant & I-20 Liaison

Phone: 951.659.2171 x2346

Joni Wright

Data & Communication Specialist

Phone: 951.659.2171 x2349


Virtual Information Session
October 12, 2021 – 6pm PDT

BoCo High School Fair – Boulder, CO
October 13, 2021

In-Person Open House
October 22, 2021

Spring Deadline Virtual
Information Session
November 9, 2021 – 6pm PDT

Virtual Summer Information Session
November 18, 2021

Fall 2022 Deadline Virtual
Information Session
December 7, 2021 – 6pm PDT

Virtual Summer Information Session
December 15, 2021

Idyllwild Arts Land Acknowledgement

Idyllwild Arts respectfully acknowledges the Qawishpa Cahuillangnah (also known as Cahuilla Band of Indians) and all nine sovereign Bands of Cahuilla people who have stewarded this land throughout the generations and continue to steward this land for all future generations.

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