Directions and Parking



The Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642


The Academy has a small parking lot located to the east of the building. The lot is accessible by turning onto Sangamon Street (next to the Animal Hospital on the corner) off of Chicago Avenue, then a quick left into the alley. Follow the alley through and parking will be on the left. If the school lot is full, there is 2-hour free diagonal parking on the west side of the school off of Carpenter Street, and metered parking on Chicago Avenue and Ogden Avenue. The entrance to the school is in the alley through the red doors.

Public Transportation

The Academy is easily accessible by CTA. The blue line train stop is one block away on the corner of Milwaukee and Chicago, and the #66 Chicago bus stop is across the street.

Student Accommodations

A significant percentage of Academy students commute from outside the city of Chicago. The Academy provides private bus pick-up and drop-off at Ogilvie and Union Station three times a day to accommodate. See the map below to get an idea of where the student population calls home.