Our honors students entering in 8th grade continue on to build winning portfolios along diverse college tracks, including Engineering, I.T., Medicine, Art, Design, Architecture, Fashion, Law, the Natural and Social Sciences, Government, and more!
Watch our students at work!
Years of Establishment
Winning Portfolio Projects
College Career Tracks
Our students have been admitted to top national and international schools (two schools in Europe!), often with scholarships:
University of Maryland
Parson's School of Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
Maryland Institute College of the Arts
Olin College of Engineering
Rhode Island School of Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
The portfolio prep program Online (p3.O)
Our premier program for tweens entering 8th grade who wish to
Conceptualize, Design, and Build
their College Admissions Portfolio at our Time-honored Art, Design, and Maker Studio
We offer a full-service college prep program:
For more than 20 years, we have offered a multi-year studio portfolio experience
PLUS college application services:
A design-and-build studio experience among peers in small classes
Photo management and editing of portfolio pieces built with us
Evidence-based letters of recommendation
Sustained, expert college essay reviews
Curatorial services for all final portfolio/s
samples of our students' winning
Our students experience fun and wonder, while engaging in creative problem solving!
* All pieces shown were strictly built through our remote studio, and served as part of winning portfolios that our students submitted to colleges that then offered admissions (Exception: pineapple mobile was designed and built in our live studio by a P3.Oer pre-pandemic).
Eggmotions (2019) Artist’s markers, watercolor paper By Ethan Kozo P3.O grad attending film school
Design Your Pay (2020) Assorted papers; inks By David Grishin P3.O grad attending FIT
Title: Sterling Engine (2020) Art form: kinetic model Purpose: to demonstrate kinetic energy and how its used to operate an engine Media: Ceramic Mug, Paper, Card Board, Water Size: approx. 9in x 3in Artist/Designer: Olga Pidruchna
Title: The Gradient Descent (2020) Art Forms: 3D model Purpose: to make a visual, 3D representation of a mathematical equation Media: wood, clay, grid paper, acrylics Size in inches: When box is closed: approx 10 x 10 x 10 Artist/Designer: Sanjana Vellanki, now doing CS at U of Maryland
Title: Common Causes of Coding Conundrums (2020) Art Form: infographic Purpose: to teach beginners learning to code Media: paper, computer inks Size in inches: 18 x 24 Artist/Designer: Anne Lee
Title: The Dew Drop Residence (2020) Art form: 3D architectural model Purpose: to model an architectural structure Media: Paper & Cellophane Size: ? Artist/Designer: Aditi Pilai
Title: Numerology (2021) Art Form: board game Purpose: teach game theory, a branch of mathematics, in an introductory fashion to beginners Media: assorted papers; computer inks; foam board Size in inches: 16 x 16 Artist/Designer: Anne Lee
Boats (2018) Paper; lights. By Rachel Santolini P3.O grad Pratt Institute
Title: Brain Stem Glioma (2021) Art form: shadow box Purpose: to teach parents about this childhood form of brain cancer in a non-threatening way Media: assorted paper; battery-operated lights; weights Size in inches: 8.5 x 11 Artist/Designer: Prisha Patel
Winning Portfolio Watch
Announcing a P3.Oer accepted to the School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY state), AND also awarded a $50K scholarship by the school. admitted to Northwestern University; admitted to Rutgers University (for Engineering and Business).
Congrats to her and her amazing portfolio and essays!
Last Updated: February 2022
A weekly class slot(s) with us
Reliable online access
A basic art materials kit