We are ChiArts. Chicago's first public arts high school.
The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArtsĀ®) develops the next generation of diverse, artistically promising scholar-artists through intensive pre-professional training in the arts, combined with a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum.

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Due to COVID-19, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that Chicago Public Schools will remain closed until April 30, 2020. We understand this news presents challenges to our school community. However, this is necessary to keep us healthy and safe. We are providing families with regular updates during this school closure.

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On March 11, Kerfuffle! 2020 was jam-packed with incredible performances, presentations, and a community of supporters for which we are grateful. We are thrilled to announce that Kerfuffle! 2020 was a record-breaking event raising more than $550,000 to support ChiArts' five tuition-free arts conservatories!

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ChiArts alumni are pioneers. From millions of plays on Spotify, to touring with a dance company, to publishing their writing, to making art that challenges, to entertaining us on stage and screen, they are blazing new pathways in the arts. ChiArts alumni are also scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers!

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Watch "We Are ChiArts" to learn more about our community of scholar-artists coming from all 50 wards of Chicago.

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