Taught by members of Steppenwolf's world renowned ensemble and guest teachers intimate with our work, The School at Steppenwolf is a 10-week residency for experienced actors who are interested in combining ensemble traditions, values and great acting. See how it came to be.


Out of concern for the safety and wellbeing of our students and our faculty, we had made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 summer session of The School at Steppenwolf.  

At this time, we are not taking applications for the 2021 session as all 2020 students have been offered deferments for the 2021 term.    

When a decision is made about the 2021 session, we will offer further detail regarding space for new applicants.

Thank you for your interest in the School at Steppenwolf and we look forward to reconvening this important portal of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company as soon as it is safe and responsible to do so.

Questions? Need More Information?

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For application and payment information, please see our How to Apply page.

If you have further questions regarding The School at Steppenwolf, please contact Associate Artistic Director Leelai Demoz by email at ldemoz@steppenwolf.org.


Tuition for the 10 week program is $4,500 and needs to be received in full before the first day of class.  A limited amount of need-based scholarship assistance is available.