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!

20+ 
350+
15+

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

Rutgers University

Parson's School of Design

Carnegie Mellon

Fashion Institute of Technology

UC Berkley

Maryland Institute College of the Arts

Princeton University

Pratt Institute

Cornell University

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

 
Above the Clouds

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 

  • Student counseling

  • 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

portfolio projects!

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).

Cartooning
Cartooning

Eggmotions (2019) Artist’s markers, watercolor paper By Ethan Kozo P3.O grad attending film school

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Design
Design

Design Your Pay (2020) Assorted papers; inks By David Grishin P3.O grad attending FIT

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Engineering
Engineering

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

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Mathematics
Mathematics

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

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Computer Science
Computer Science

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

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Architecture
Architecture

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

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Mathematics
Mathematics

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

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Fine Art
Fine Art

Boats (2018) Paper; lights. By Rachel Santolini P3.O grad Pratt Institute

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Medicine
Medicine

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

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Winning Portfolio Watch

ARCHITECTURE

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

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