A global community of explorers
A place of transformation
EXPLO is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing K-12 students and educators with learning experiences that are innovative, active, and future-facing.
In this age of acceleration, we believe it’s essential for people to harness their unique strengths in order to thrive. We guide and coach students to move through the world as modern-day explorers. To see where we are now — and how we could be in the future. To push past the boundaries of current thinking to get to bigger and bolder ideas, and to develop the courage and resilience to put those ideas into action.
EXPLORATION LEARNINGDesigning Powerful Learning Moments since 1976
At EXPLO, we bring curiosity, engagement, and humanity to teaching and learning.
Since our founding in 1976 as a nonprofit startup out of MIT, EXPLO has created dynamic environments of intellectual inquiry and spirited adventure. Here, joy and learning go hand in hand — because things learned without joy are forgotten without sorrow. After 46 years, we still remain true to our roots, upholding the educational ideals of MIT’s founders.
“EXPLO embodies MIT’s motto, mens et manus, or mind + hand, echoing the ideal of promoting education for practical application. EXPLO’s motto adds spiritus — spirit and heart — capturing the joy of learning that EXPLO tries to spark with each child.”
EXPLO Employee #1 | Rocket Scientist | EXPLO Parent | MIT Trustee
EXPLO's deep knowledge and expertise creating transformational learning experiences that develop lifelong explorers have reached 88,000 students and educators — and counting.
STUDENTS + FAMILIESStudents Entering Grades 4-12
who are curious, smart, and motivated to explore their strengths and interests with others.
EXPLO Summer Programs
We believe that every young learner has the potential to be a true explorer. EXPLO provides personalized learning that empowers students to step out of their comfort zone and try new things in a community of peers from diverse backgrounds that help expand their worldview — and become lifelong friends.
Schools + Educators
ready to embark on a learning journey to prepare for an evolving future.
EXPLO Elevate provides solutions to help schools accelerate their capacity to design, build, implement, and continuously improve the learning environments needed for their students to thrive — now and in the future.
PARTNERS + COLLABORATORS
Organizations, Companies, + Experts
who want to push the boundaries for education that shapes the future.
PARTNERS + COLLABORATORS
EXPLO partners with people, organizations, and companies pushing the frontiers of their fields. Partners connect us with cutting edge research, emerging ideas, and powerful practices, ensuring our curriculum and programming is innovative, engaging and future focused. They also help us identify and financially support highly talented students from diverse backgrounds.
Once an Explorer, Always an Explorer
Here are just a handful of the many noteworthy members of the EXPLO community:
At EXPLO, I found a part of myself that I didn’t know existed: I became a more confident person, a more independent person, a more cultured person, a more open-minded person, and most of all, a more defined person.”
What sets EXPLO Elevate apart is that it breathes and diffuses a spirit of mutual cooperation. Belonging to the EXPLO Elevate network for even a couple of months has meant finding peer schools not only willing but eager to share best practices and struggle through common challenges.”
Your insight into the minds of children and your passion to journey the children into curiosity and creativity is fantastic. I wish I had spent at least a year at EXPLO during my childhood!
2023 Summer Academic Enrichment Programs
Rising Grades 10–12
Earn college credit and gain professional experience with real-world projects led by the experts shaping the future of their fields.
Discover your passions and your strengths in a college environment through engaging experiential and project based courses.