The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn offers a unique summer opportunity for a select group of motivated and talented high school students. Experience rigorous and challenging college-level studies at our high-tech, ivy-league program in the heart of Philadelphia!..(more)
Welcome to TeenLife Philadelphia! Using this page, teens and parents are able to explore summer programs, community service opportunities, gap year options and so much more in the Philadelphia area! Opportunities on this page are intended for all teens age 13 – 19, though cost, length and other factors will vary based on the program.
What does TeenLife Philadelphia have to offer? Teens can take intensive pre-college courses on a wide range of subjects at The University of Pennsylvania. They can learn all about the rich history of the city of love with historical and exciting summer programs. Or, they can volunteer in their area at places like the Philadelphia Zoo, the Franklin Institute, or the National Constitution Center. There’s so many possibilities!
Whatever you’re looking for, TeenLife Philadelphia is here to help. Use the filters on the left side of this screen to narrow down your search and start exploring today!
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Summer Institute offers innovative programs for students in grades 10–12 that are designed to prepare young actors, dancers, musicians, artists, designers and entrepreneurs to navigate their art form. Each program focuses on new artistic ideas, practices and skills to build and strengthen portfolios. These exciting and immersive programs allow you to experience what college is like and learn from the same nationally recognized professors who teach in our college-level programs...(more)
American University (AU) offers high school students the opportunity to pursue their interests in greater depth by enrolling in 1-credit online courses covering a range of topics, from international diplomacy and law to biotechnology and forensic science. By enrolling in an AU Summer Scholars course, students will enjoy a stimulating, rigorous, and personalized college-level learning experience especially tailored to high school students...(more)
Dobson Educational Services can help your family find the most appropriate placement – the “right fit” – by understanding and clarifying your child’s needs, and by guiding your family through the process of searching for and choosing the right school or program...(more)
UArts is advancing human creativity with a unique environment that encourages risk-taking and exploration. Visual artists, dancers, designers, actors, writers, filmmakers and musicians collaborate and find their creative paths in their desired areas of study...(more)
Students will be introduce to the practical work and foundations of computer programming. They will learn about the wide variety of different programming languages, along with concepts like abstraction, modularity, objects, and more...(more)
It's never too soon to start thinking about your future. Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University offers a variety of summer educational opportunities for high school students, with in-person and virtual options available. ..(more)
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Get a taste of real-world software development as you develop a polished game or app with a team of peers! First, you’ll discover the basics of development with Unity—an industry standard development tool—and C#. ..(more)
Whether you want to become an AI and machine learning engineer, a data scientist, or almost any coding professional, Python, the fastest growing coding language, will set you on your path! ..(more)
Penn GEMS is a week-long day camp targeting middle school students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade that focuses on bioengineering, nanotechnology, materials science, graphics and computing. Join us for a great week of hands-on science, math, and engineering at Penn! ..(more)
Biotechnology is a growing and exciting field that uses techniques borne from genetic engineering. In this course, students will learn about the fundamentals of molecular biology and a chance to carry out molecular cloning experiments in the lab...(more)
Network Science and Engineering is a new discipline that examines the structure of large complex networks, along with their behavior and properties. Students will learn basic tools, methods, and algorithms for analysis of networked systems...(more)
Students will learn about the character pipeline for games and animation. This will involve design, anatomy, modeling, texture, rigging, programming, and the entire animation process overall...(more)
Ready for a first-rate summer experience at America’s first university? Penn offers an authentic Ivy League experience in the heart of Philadelphia for academically gifted high school students. Penn flourishes in and is enriched by a vibrant urban ecosystem steeped in history and brimming with arts, culture, and innovation. Explore America’s history in Philly’s urban setting and feel the pulse of arts, culture, and innovation. ..(more)
Ready for a focused summer experience at one of America’s oldest and most selective law schools? Connect with our internationally renowned faculty through full-day intensives. Experience an accelerated version of the first-year law school curriculum at an Ivy-League university. Students learn from renowned faculty and thought leaders about cutting-edge legal issues. ..(more)
Fusion Academy is an accredited private school for students in grades 6-12. The entire educational experience is personalized in our one-to-one classrooms for each student based on their strengths, interests, and learning preferences. As the nation's most engaging educational experience, we can help your middle or high school student rediscover their love of learning. We offer rolling admissions and are ready to customize a schedule that works best for your student...(more)