Meet Henry from Maryland

July 1, 2017

This is 17-year-old Henry’s sixth summer at EXPLO! He may be shy at home, but at EXPLO he's known around campus as everybody's outgoing and compassionate best friend.

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Tags: Conversation, EXPLO at Yale, Student Life

Meet Armance from France

June 29, 2017

Coming to EXPLO at Yale this summer is a familial rite-of-passage for 11th grader Armance. She's using her EXPLO experience to test the waters for her future course of study. 

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Tags: Conversation, EXPLO at Yale, Student Life, Academics

Explo Foreign Affairs Alum Launches Young Diplomacy for Tomorrow's Global Leaders

June 8, 2015
Alexia Armstrong (pictured above, with her arm raised) came to Explo Startup in 2013 to find out more about what it means to be an entrepreneur. The next summer, she enrolled in Explo Foreign Affairs, met fellow students Cole Cooper (Explo Foreign Affairs) and Amber Yildizel (Explo at Yale), and launched Young Diplomacy, an academic journal on foreign affairs written for (and by) teens.
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Tags: Alumni News, Conversation

On Curriculum + Instruction: An Interview with Barb Trainor

April 24, 2015
Barb Trainor is Explo's Director of Curriculum and Instruction. A master teacher who believes in hands-on learning, Barb is resourceful, fun, and excited about her work with young teachers. We recently sat down with her to ask her a few questions.
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Tags: Conversation, Exploring Education

Meet Grant Goodman, Explo Alum + Tech Entrepreneur

March 4, 2014
Grant Goodman loves computers; so much so, he launched his own startup last year, creating three iOS apps and getting to test out Google Glass in the process. Here, he shares what drives him, what he loves about Explo, and what he's looking forward to learning as an Explo Startup student this summer.
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Tags: Startup Entrepreneurship, Alumni News, Conversation

Alumni Interview: Sam Detch

November 28, 2012
Our students know and love him as Sam the Assembly Man, the teacher who transforms campus-wide gatherings into epic events of opera singing, games, dancing, and fun. We know him as a truly compassionate, talented, and creative educator who shares his passion for art (he's currently studying sculpture at the New York Academy of Art) and his love of learning with our students. We've been thrilled to have such a seriously talented artist among our ranks.
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Tags: Exploration Programs, Alumni News, Conversation

Explo at Wellesley: Henry from Connecticut

July 2, 2012
Henry is a residential student who will be entering 9th grade this fall. This is only his second year at Explo, but he could hardly wait to return. This afternoon I ran into him playing curbball on the quad, and we talked about theater and what makes Explo such a unique place.
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Tags: Exploration Programs, Alumni News, Conversation

Faculty Interview: Alexandra Koulopoulos

June 22, 2012
The two qualities that best describe Alexandra Koulopoulos? Creativity and compassion. And fun. Oh, and a passion for education, a desire to work with students with special needs, and the drive to makes her dreams reality. Just as she did for her students at Explo last summer (and, we suspect, the students she'll teach and care for this coming summer).
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Tags: Exploration Programs, Alumni News, Conversation

Faculty Interview: Becky Craig Fleps

June 22, 2012
She's been an ancient Roman, a House Elf, and as you can see above (far right), a Tyrolean musician straight off the Sound of Music set... and that's just at Explo.
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Tags: Conversation, Exploring Education

Faculty Interview: Chase Caldwell

June 20, 2012
Chase Caldwell's enthusiasm is infectious. He could inspire you to get out onto the dance floor for the first time, fall in love with filmmaking, or simply make each day even more fun than the day before.
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Tags: Exploration Programs, Alumni News, Conversation

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