Boarding and Day Performing Arts School

Iowa City, IA

Brilliance at every stage.


Immerse yourself in the arts experience!

Living at ICON

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Gap Year

What a difference a year makes!

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Arts every day!

Full or Half Day

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Students love it here.
You could too.

“There are not enough words to describe what my time at ICON has meant to me. Every single teacher, faculty member and student has made such a lasting impact on me and my artistry.” — LONDYN KIROL ’24

“I genuinely mean it when I say that my time at ICON has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. This school has not only helped me hone and enhance my skills as a musical theatre major, but it has also given me the invaluable opportunity to explore and learn about various additional areas of the arts.” — MELIA BOHN ’24

“At ICON I was provided with an immensely safe and supportive environment where I could be myself, offer new ideas, and commit to new ventures that I would never have thought to explore prior to enrollment.” — ANDREAS WARREN ’24

“At ICON, I have gotten to learn different acting, singing, and visual art techniques that have prepared me for college. I appreciate all of the teachers for being so supportive and pushing me to become not only a better performer, but also a better human.” — AVERY SLAUBAUGH ’24

I could go on and on about my time at ICON. I feel extremely lucky to have learned so much already from the talented, kind, and amazing teachers and students who support me and genuinely want me to succeed. I am deeply grateful for the joy the Iowa Conservatory has brought to me, and I will treasure it forever.” — EVELYN INGERSOLL, 8TH GRADE

Why Iowa City?

If you’ve ever been to Iowa City, you know the better question is: why not? Dubbed “The Greatest Small City for the Arts,” there’s no better place to immerse yourself in creativity. That exactly why a performing arts school like ICON flourishes here! Opportunities lie around every corner — from local music venues and art galleries to a BIG 10 university right in our backyard, ICON students find no shortage of places to learn and create. 

As a UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City attracts world-class arts, artists, and education year-round. Between the walkable neighborhoods and bustling downtown, this place packs a ton of cultural and recreational opportunities within a safe, caring town that passionately supports its local arts scene. Not to mention, it’s ideally located within a four hour drive of Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and St. Louis. It’s easily one of the midwest’s best hidden gems. Don’t just take our word for it — plan a visit and see why locals love living here!

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