Describe the type of student who should not attend Interlochen Arts Academy and explain why.


Anonymous, Student, Interlochen Arts Academy, Class of 2016

Someone who is materialistic and not driven. This place is in the middle of northern Michigan where you focus on your art all day. If you are not driven you will not succeed here.

Anonymous, Parent of student at Interlochen Arts Academy

IAA or Inty as we call it, is not for the rebellious kid who wants to get out from under their parents thumb. There are rules, a lot of rules! The kid who doesn't understand that the rules are there in order to make the campus a safe place for 12 to 18 year olds is not thinking. IAA requires a delf-directed, independent student but not one who can not conform. Inty is a community of adults and kids so disruption isn't tolerated. I've seen kids walked off campus for non-conformance to Inty rules. They are there to help us get the very best out of our chosen art education. Rebellious students need not apply.

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