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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Drexel’s Westphal College prepares students who are passionate about design, media and performing arts to succeed in these competitive fields. We offer 18 undergraduate and 9 graduate majors, including top-ranked programs in Game Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design, and Graphic Design...(more)
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)
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)
INTO PREP is a premier college preparatory program that has helped students get into schools of their dreams for nearly a decade. Situated on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, our residential camp is perfect for highly motivated students who seek to boost their SAT scores in a collegial, fun environment. ..(more)
This summer, teens can explore a prestigious campus, make friends as they master new STEM skills, and join a community of 450,000 alumni who are changing the world with tech. Build in-demand skills in coding, game development, robotics, and design at iD Tech Camp hosted at the University of Pennsylvania...(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)
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)
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)
The Wharton Summer High School Programs are immersive experiences for students currently enrolled in grades 9–11. Led by Wharton faculty and instructional staff, programs explore topics that align with Wharton research and teaching. Pre-collegiate students can with our rigorous business education before making a post-secondary choice, and get the chance to study and network with global peers...(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)
The Wharton Summer High School Programs are residential experiences for students currently enrolled in grades 911. Led by Wharton faculty and staff, programs explore topics that align with Wharton research and teaching. Students engage with our rigorous business education and get the chance to study and network with global peers...(more)
PAFA's flagship pre-college program is an in-person, four-week, college-level art-making experience for talented and motivated high school students at the nation's first and premier school of fine art. Experience PAFA’s historic campus for this immersive, in-person program July 5-July 29. Enjoy rigorous courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, animation and illustration taught by PAFA's exceptional faculty of practicing artists. ..(more)
Girard is a full-scholarship boarding school for academically capable students from qualified families of limited financial resources. Girard College students will be prepared to complete a bachelors degree in order to maximize their ability to pursue productive careers and be engaged citizens...(more)
While focusing on service to God and community, Nazareth Academy High School provides a rigorous academic curriculum and varied extra-curricular activities that inspire each student to achieve academic excellence and become a life-long learner in a global society...(more)
The Crefeld School provides a challenging, individualized educational program and environment for bright, sensitive, and creative students in grades 7-12. Guided by the common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools, and committed to progressive education, Crefeld embraces experiential education. When you walk around our beautiful campus, you will notice that education is alive in every classroom and students are actively engaged in their learning. ..(more)