Open Houses and Shadow Days

ChiArts is offering parents and students several opportunities to get to know us:

ChiArts at Home: Online Open House Events

All events will be virtual this year. 

  • Nov. 5th, 6:00pm-7:15pm
  • Nov. 18th, 6:00pm-7:15pm
  • Dec. 5th, 11:00am-12:15pm

Representatives from our admissions, academic, and conservatory staff will be available to speak with families and students. Applicants and their parents or guardians are highly encouraged to attend.

This event is for 8th graders and their guests only.

All virtual events have taken place at this time. If you are interested in receiving information on the ChiArts admissions process, email

Shadow Days

Due to the ongoing pandemic and virtual learning, all shadow days are suspended. As per CPS, guests are not permitted in virtual classrooms. Please check back for updates once in-person learning is back in session. 

All students must be academically eligible to apply to ChiArts in order to shadow. Students must be able to prove academic eligibility upon request.

Please note, if you register for a shadow day before registration opens, you risk losing your place in line. Please only register when instructed to do so.

Shadow Days will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis for all students, based on area of interest. We will be unable to reschedule a shadow day once it has been scheduled. Students are able to attend a shadow day for only one conservatory. Students scheduled must attend a full ChiArts school day, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Registration for Shadow Days will reopen when approved.

Campus Tours

Registration for campus tours will open once it is safe to have guests in the building.

Please contact the Admissions Department with any questions regarding these events or the application process at