Families often ask us about what makes EXPLO at Wellesley such a transformative experience for our eighth and ninth grade students. Our resident tweenagers are fascinating people. They are in a period of figuring out who they are, trying on different identities, and fearlessly practicing being the most authentic version of themselves every day. 

EXPLO at Wellesley is the perfect place to practice being more independent without having to feel anxious or uncertain. Because we’re all explorers! And when you’re in an environment that’s built for exploration — one that sets you up to exercise your courage and be more daring — you can feel sure that you will be accepted and supported throughout that process. Don't just take it from us — hear what some of our alums have to say about their experiences.