Theater Arts Schools in Pennsylvania: Acting classes in Philadelphia for kids, musical theatre camps for teens, youth drama workshops, singing lessons, vocal coach, voice instruction, performing arts classes, summer acting camps in PA
The Media Theatre - Broadway Musical Theater Camp: Located just west of Philadelphia in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, The Media Theatre - Broadway Musical Theater Camp offers theatre, acting and voice classes for young children of six years upwards as well as teenagers. Students develop an ability to improvise and to bring one's own personal and honest response to the text or the script. All acting classes within The Media Theatre School of The Theatre follow and 8-week schedule are based on the Sanford Meisner Technique, which follows the mantra "Acting is living as truthfully as one can under an imaginary circumstance."
We also offer acting classes and theatre workshops during winter, spring and summer school breaks. In the summer we offer two week acting camps. This intensive, two-week day camp is a fun, enriching and rewarding experience. Campers write, design, and perform an improvisational theatre production that is performed on the Media Theatre stage for family, friends and the general public. The School of Theatre has been noted for it's professionalism and commitment to solid training for a career in the professional theatre.
Sophia Academy @ International Christian High School
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Sophia Academy @ International Christian High School is an arts-based high school for students with language-based learning differences. Students entering Grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply.
Located in North Philadelphia, 30 minutes from Downtown, we provide a hands-on, multi-sensory curricula that weaves visual and performing arts into standard subjects in order to help students with dyslexia and dyscalculia learn well.
Our students gain the advantage of participating in a larger school program and extracurricular activities while reaping the benefits of small classes, multi-sensory curricula, evidence-based instruction, and integration with the visual and performing arts.
Lehigh Christian Academy, located in Allentown, Lehigh County (60 miles north of Philadelphia), Pennsylvania, is an accredited preschool, elementary school and middle school offering grades Prekindergarten - 8. Founded in 1973, Lehigh Christian Academy is the oldest evangelical Christian school in the Lehigh Valley. It was established in order to provide a thorough, complete, and consistently Christian education for the area’s Christian families. Lehigh Christian Academy's administration, faculty and staff partner with the home to meet the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of each student.
Camphill Special School is a non-profit private Waldorf school located in Glenmoore, Chester County, PA. We offer residential and day academic and prevocational programs, as well as therapeutic care, for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities in kindergarten through grade twelve. We also offer a Transition Program for young people aged eighteen to twenty-one which prepares them for adult life.
Our students have disabilities that may include, but are not restricted to, mental retardation (MR), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, and other syndromes associated with intellectual disability.
Camphill Special School is part of the worldwide Camphill Movement and the only Camphill community in North America for children, as well as the only Waldorf school in the country for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We are accedited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).
Located in central Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, eastern Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia School is a private co-educational school for boys and girls in preschool through 8th grade. Theme-based learning is one of the principle tools we as progressive educators use to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills and to encourage them to make complex connections across disciplines.
The goals of our curricular sequence are to achieve greater thematic coherence and to broaden multicultural awareness through in-depth studies of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. TPS is a vibrant, progressive learning community. We believe that education should be embedded in authentic, real-world experiences. It is our goal to create an environment where students learn respect for the individual, respect for the community, and respect for democratic ideals.
The Philadelphia School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation. We are accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools.
- Primary Unit (1st and 2nd Grade)
- Junior School (3rd -5th Grade)
- Middle School Curriculum with science, language arts, mathematics, geography, history as well as media literacy skills, nutrition, P.E., art and drama
- Early Risers Program
- Auxiliary (Afterschool) Program with a wide range of opportunities
- Summer Camp
Portside Arts Center is a private arts school in North Philadelphia PA. We provide a comprehensive range of courses for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults in a wide variety of arts-related subjects. From 1-day workshops to 8-week courses, our classes are taught by local teaching artists and certified arts instructors. Topics and genres include drawing, painting, acting, stitching, yoga, dancing, and more.
Our mission is to empower the children and adults of our community with opportunities to develop their artistic abilities, awaken the imagination, and build self-esteem and confidence. We also provide Summer Camp programs.
Arden Drama School provides year-round theater / drama classes as well as Spring / Summer Camps for kids & teens (Pre-K through Grade 12).
Based in the heart of Downtown Philadelphia PA, a drama curriculum is offered for all age groups, with growing confidence and skills emphasized in each grade level, and greater performance opportunities provided for middle and high school students.
Taught by professional artists with a passion for teaching, Arden Drama School classes are dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers – on the stage, in the classroom and in the community.