• Our 2022 program is officially full! Please CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WAITLIST
  • Registration deadline: May 31, 2022
  • Tuition deadline: June 1, 2022
  • Session Dates: July 10, 2022 - August 6, 2022
  • 4-week, 3-credit residential pre-college program with classes Monday - Friday and weekend trips
  • Designed exclusively for young women & nonbinary students in grades 10 – 12 
  • COVID-19 vaccination is required for all who are eligible
  • Total Program Cost: $5,985 ($210 enrollment fee +  $5,775 tuition including room, meals, art supplies, college credits, and extracurricular activities)
  • Check our Policies & Support page for more info!


Please Review Policies & Support for more details or contact our team at ce@moore.edu.

  1. Submit your enrollment fee by or before May 31, 2022. We recommend registering as soon as possible to ensure your attendance as space is very limited and attendance maxes out each year. Please note that your enrollment fee is nonrefundable.
  2. Submit your Student Info, Course Selections & Permissions Form
  3. Submit your tuition payment by or before June 1, 2022.
  4. Need help? Check our Policies & Support page to review our refund policy and get online registration guidance.

Shortly after your full tuition payment has been processed, you will receive a packet of required enrollment forms including...

  • Program FAQWelcome Letter
  • Health & Immunization Forms
  • Housing Contract & Permission Forms
  • Housing Lifestyle Questionnaire for roommate assignment
  • Packing List


Three college credits and a $2,500 annual scholarship to attend Moore? Yes, please!
Immerse yourself in a creative college experience this summer! Join your peers in the heart of Philadelphia, one of the world’s most historic and cosmopolitan cities for Moore’s Summer Art & Design Institute (SADI)—a journey of creative discovery in our four-week, three-credit residential experience. SADI participants leave the program renewed, empowered, and prepared to advance as an esteemed cohort of future artists, designers, and innovative thinkers. 
Whether you are new to art or an emerging artist interested in fleshing out a portfolio, SADI has an experience that’s just right for you. SADI welcomes women and non-binary students in grades 10-12 to explore new avenues of artistic development and to learn from award-winning faculty and artists while immersing themselves in a creative college experience. 
In addition to the beauty of Moore’s campus, plus state-of-the-art facilities and flexible curriculum, SADI students receive multiple opportunities to explore Philadelphia through lectures, museum visits, virtual artists’ studio tours and cultural events.  
SADI hosts special events in portfolio development, college preparation and career path knowledge. Upon program completion, SADI participants receive three college credits, an exclusive preview of the undergraduate-level curriculum and $2,500 annual scholarship eligibility to attend Moore's undergraduate programs.  


  • Women and nonbinary students grades 10–12
  • Students from anywhere in the U.S.
  • International students who have strong English-language skills. Students whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL or SAT scores. Minimum TOEFL scores are 500 (paper exam); 173 (computer exam); or 61 (internet exam). Questions about the TOEFL or obtaining a student visa should be directed to Moore’s Admissions Office at enroll@moore.edu or 215.965.4015.


SADI students reside in Stahl Hall, located on Moore’s campus, in close proximity to classroom studios and facilities. The strong sense of community that develops between students, faculty, and staff makes SADI a truly unique experience.  
Moore’s Residence Life Staff, who live on campus, provide programming and activities geared toward personal growth. Students live in suites consisting of two double-occupancy bedrooms and shared bathroomssneak preview of the college experience. Laundry facilities, lounge areas and vending machines are located throughout the residence hall. Sage Dining Services creates a variety of delicious meals for students.  
Security and staff are on duty 24 hours a day. We adhere to curfews, visitor restrictions, and chaperone policies. 


Independent studio time, field trips and organized activities enrich the SADI experience and complement coursework. Evening and weekend activities include gallery openings, city tours, shopping, and day trips. Sundays are unscheduled to provide time for rest, reflection or extra studio time.  


SADI students work in large, fully equipped studios with professional visual artists. They receive ample time in these studios, in order to develop finished works and portfolio pieces. Evening studio time, which takes place after dinner, is a fun and motivational space for SADI students to work and interact.  


The surrounding city of Philadelphia is both intimate and completely accessible. Moore is located in the heart of it all, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, surrounded by world-renowned museums, restaurants, shops and other attractions, as well as the Schuykill River and scenic Fairmount Park—perfect for sketching, exercising, and socializing with new friends.  


  • Course Tuition, Supplies, & Activities: $3,715
  • Room: $1,370
  • Board: $690
Questions? Email our team at ce@moore.edu!  

Have questions?

We've got your questions on classes, housing, COVID-19 safety, tuition and much more covered!


We are thrilled to announce our successful run of SADI 2021 as a fully in-person experience with no community outbreaks of COVID-19! As of October 2021, we plan to host SADI 2022 as an in-person, on-campus experience. We will continue to follow guidelines from the CDC and the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19. Safety measures include: 
  • COVID-19 vaccination is required for all eligible SADI students. For more information, please see details below.
  • Shared room in residence halls (two students per room) 
  • Masks required 
  • Distanced classroom and studio setups 
  • Ample sanitizing spaces across campus 
To read Moore's full health and safety plan, please visit moore.edu/coronavirus 

We are thrilled to be hosting SADI 2022 as an in-person, on-campus experience this summer! We can’t wait for you to benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities and proximity to Philadelphia landmarks.   To ensure safety for all, we are requiring that all eligible SADI students receive the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated, including the two-week waiting period, before coming to campus. We want to ensure that while SADI students have fun this summer while keeping our community safe.     While completing your registration paperwork for SADI, please submit a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card in addition to your Health History and Immunization forms to healthservices@moore.edu. These forms will be located in your Official SADI Welcome email, which is sent upon submission of your full tuition payment (due by or before June 1, 2022).    Recent research has shown that the currently available COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and they are a useful way to protect ourselves from new variants. With current plans underway for a full return to on-campus classes in the fall, SADI student vaccinations will help our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe learning and working environment for everyone. The College’s decision to require vaccinations is in line with recent news from other nearby higher education institutions whose students, along with Moore’s, make up a significant portion of Philadelphia’s population throughout the year.   Exemptions to the vaccination requirement will only be provided for medical, religious, or personal beliefs. To be exempt from the vaccine requirement, you must complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Request Form and submit it to healthservices@moore.edu.  


That's ok! If you're interested in learning about other exciting year-round learning opportunities for youth at Moore, please check out the Young Artists Workshop (YAW)!