Creativity – Culture – College - Career

International Students

ECA’s teaching staff is collegiate professors, professional artists, and certified educators. Our faculty bring professional experience and content expertise from careers at institutions such as Yale University; Wesleyan University; Art Institute of Chicago; Rhode Island School of Design; Columbia University; New York University; The Juliard School; University of Connecticut; Brown University; University of Pennsylvania; CalTech; Carnegie Mellon; Bard College; Cornell University; University of Illinois, and many other exceptional institutions. At ACES ECA, students receive an advanced education from our professional staff that promote acceptance into the best universities and conservatories in the United States.

The cost of this program includes: Master workshops; resources through ECA’s university partnerships; cultural learning and sightseeing; college visits; Yale University dormitory lodging; 3 meals a day in campus dining halls; daily transportation, sightseeing fees, learning materials, supervisory and security staffing.

Safety: Students are supervised 24 hours a day with full access to school staff by smart phone and text. Supervisory safety staff remain with students in the dormitory residence overnight. Students have the ability to interact with family or staff 24 hours a day in the event of emergencies and for healthy adult connections.  Families are provided 24/7 access contact information to administrative and supervisory staff for communication purposes.

Connecticut Students

This summer, ACES ECA introduces The 2018 Summer Arts Institute for students in grades 7-12 as we open our doors July 9 – July 27 for enrichment and advancement in the arts.

As a public arts high school that provides learning in the performing, visual, and literary arts, ECA’s goal is to keep students engaged in the arts year-round, to advance their skill sets, and deepen their individual strengths. We accomplish this through our amazing staff and five departments:              

Music   ∙   Theatre   ∙   Dance   ∙   Creative Writing   ∙   Visual Arts

As we extend our summer programming beyond the school year, we will also include international relevance as students from around the world will also participate in our 2018 Summer Institute. We believe that as our world continues to globalize, we feel that there is true benefit when all students have the opportunity to create and problem-solve, collaborate, process, and ultimately – connect with one another to form lasting friendships.

ECA is located in the heart of the arts community on the idyllic Audubon Street and within close proximity of Yale campus, making our university-level learning environment that much more amazing and unique. ECA’s success comes from nurturing students’ passion for the arts and self-expression, while fostering the need from families to provide these experiences for their children. At ECA, we believe that it is our responsibility to prepare our children for their world, and now we extend this opportunity to Connecticut families through our 2018 Summer Arts Institute!

Registration is available online at Registration deadline is June 1, 2018,   

(Spaces may be limited based on popularity for specific program offerings). Visit for daily programming information, FAQs, and additional opportunities.

International Summer Institute 2018   |   International Summer Institute Brochure  | Day Option for Connecticut Residents