Idyllwild Arts Academy

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53500 Temecula Dr

Idyllwild, CA 92549

(951) 659-2171

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 304

Students Per Teacher: 12

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13 Parent Reviews for Idyllwild Arts Academy

The art is ok but the academics are weak. Situated on top of the mountain and the teachers living on campus makes for an esoteric and an isolated teaching and coaching style that ills prepares the students for the outside world. The older teachers (who are relatively high in number ) are complacent and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/07/14

I attended the summer camp as an 8th grader. I loved my experience so much that I decided to apply to the school. Glad I did. I am having a great experience and I cannot see myself going to any other school. It is hard work but I am hanging in there. I love all my teachers. The students are SO NICE and ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/01/14

At first - after entering the school - I thought, or realized - it is "The emperor's new clothes" case - but I talked myself into believing that nothing is perfect and kept on staying into second year when I realized that it is actually not only an illusion we have bought into but more of Orwel's Animal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/24/13

This is my daughter's first year at the academy. However, she has attended the children's program in the summer prior to high school. She states, "this school is awesome". She is a IA major, however, she has the opportunity to switch next year to theatre. This school is giving my daughter a well ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/04/13

I attended Idyllwild arts for my junior and senior years as a Creative Writer and graduated in 2011. I have to say that those were the best two years of my life. I had a lot of amazing artistic opportunities I wouldn't have had otherwise. They encourage exploration between arts, so as a writer I was ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/21/12

Our son is a day student in the Creative Writing program and we couldn t be happier. IAA is a challenging school basically two schools in one (academic and art) and will prepare any motivated kid for college. The curriculum is truly helping him develop his critical thinking skills and passion for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/22/12

I am currently a theatre major and attending my first year at Idyllwild Arts. One of my biggest worries about attending an arts school was lack of focus on academics. However, I could not be happier with the education I am attaining from Idyllwild Arts. The difference in learning from the past schools ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/31/12

For students fortunate enough to attend such a special school it allows an opportunity to focus on a passion and provide a very unique high school experience in an extraordinary beautiful and inspiring environment. Finding the balance between academics and the art curriculum can be a challenge and if ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/28/12

This school is not perfect by far, but for what it is compared to most alternative private and public art schools, it is exceptional in its preparation for a young artist who has their sights set on a professional career. This school is one that stays very true to the idea of "getting as much out as ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/21/11

The school has an administration that is in need of change. A lot of unfair rules and brutal faculty members have high ranks at the school. The school is more focused on academic perfection rather than artistic learning. The school will cleanse its self of talented art students because of academic performance ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/15/11

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Idyllwild schools — Idyllwild Arts Academy is located at 53500 Temecula Dr, Idyllwild CA 92549. 53500 Temecula Dr is in the 92549 ZIP code in Idyllwild, CA Idyllwild Arts Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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