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It started with just a dream.

President and CEO Tim Rater imagined opening a school of the arts when he interviewed for the position nine years ago. Nearly a decade later, our dream is now becoming a reality. 

“We’ve been working on making this happen for so many years. I just can’t believe we are about to open our doors.” -Tim Rater

On June 1, 2019, those doors officially opened. The new Paramount School of the Arts celebrated its Grand Opening with tours, sample classes, games, giveaways, prizes and a special announcement of the Fall Class schedule. The school’s first Summer Camp program begins June 3 with over 40 camps. 

What is Paramount School of the Arts?

Paramount School of the Arts is home to kids who feel differently, dream differently and express themselves differently. We are for the teens who are a bit braver, a bit bolder and a bit more determined. We are for the adults and seniors that are still dreaming, still growing and still taking risks.

This is a safe place to push yourself, to learn perseverance, to amplify your creative voice and vision and to become a better human. You will have access to some of the finest teaching artists and professionals in the country, many that you’ve seen on the Paramount Theatre stage. We look forward to welcoming you to the ever-growing, never-ending Paramount Family.


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The scene:  A large group of neighbors comes together for a compelling event. Spellbound, they look to an expansive stage where a gripping plot unfolds toward an uncertain conclusion… Until …

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Coronavirus Update: Stay-At-Home Order

In accordance with the stay-at-home order by Governor Pritzker we will be closed starting March 21. If you would like to purchase tickets or gift cards, you may do so …

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Spring students will receive a credit to their account and may use toward Summer Camps – now open for registration.

Due to the stay-at-home order, the school office has been closed but staff are standing by remotely to answer your questions. Please email us at or leave a voicemail at 630.896.6810 for a return call.