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We go wayyyy above and beyond

Our summer programs for rising Grades 4-12 are designed to unlock our students’ creativity, confidence, and critical thinking — so they can take strides to achieve extraordinary things.


EXPLO: Learning Through Exploration

For almost 50 years, we’ve been thoughtfully designing summer programs that provide endless opportunities for exploration. EXPLO has been part of 86,000 students’ journeys as they find their strengths, discover new interests, make lifelong friendships with peers from around the globe — and have plenty of fun every step of the way.

Our legacy: designing powerful learning moments

  • EXPLO was born in the halls of MIT in 1976
  • To this day, we continue to bring variety, innovative spirit, and a fusion of fun and learning to our programs

Age-appropriate programs designed to meet social + learning needs


Courses + activities for every explorer

  • Building and designing
  • Sports and athletics
  • Arts and literature
  • Science and technology
  • Business, Law, and World Affairs
  • Group and individual activities

Exclusive campus space to stage innovative learning experiences suitable for explorations

  • Wheaton College in Massachusetts (EXPLO Junior)
  • Sarah Lawrence College in New York (EXPLO Senior)
  • Wellesley College in Massachusetts (EXPLO Pre-College + Career)

The EXPLO Experience

We design our summer programs to provide endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.  Here, we soar to new heights together. And when our students leave our summer programs, their vision for their future has expanded exponentially. They don’t just have ambition — they know that they’ll accomplish extraordinary things.

Wherever their journey leads, EXPLO is the best place to start.


Lifelong exploration starts here

Some of the most ambitious and brilliant minds of our time have started their journey at EXPLO Summer Programs. Among their ranks are:

  • Kevin Systrom | Co-founder of Instagram
  • Eran Hodis, M.D | Discovered which gene mutations are among the most common across different cancers
  • Sarah Law | Founder + Designer of Kara Handbags, featured at NYC Fashion Week
  • Alexander Smith, Ph.D. | Used proprietary proteins to create Natural Power Units (NPUs)
  • Katie Stack Morgan, Ph.D. | NASA scientist who recently landed a robotic rover on Mars
  • Celia Rose Gooding | Actress + Singer, Grammy Award Winner, Tony Award Nominee (Best Featured Actress)