Conversation

Creativity and Curiosity: Universal Keys to Engaged Learning

Partnership with Agastya Foundation explores how EXPLO curriculum can support economically disadvantaged students in rural India

by Communications Staff

Demystifying College Admission

We live in an era where students are consumed by checklists: taking the SATs, navigating GPAs, and designing a schedule to fit all of their extracurriculars in any given Wednesday.

By Communications Staff

How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment.

by Melissa Patricio

Meet Helen from Connecticut

When students found out that the Philosophy and Ethics workshop wasn't being offered in the final week of the session, they joined forces to petition its continuation. The initiator and author of the petition, 14-year-old Helen, shares what made her feel so strongly about her Philosophy and Ethics...

Meet Aaron from Georgia

With a strong family history in engineering and medical professions, rising sophomore Aaron is an aspiring astrophysicist. But he could just as easily see himself as happy as a musician instead. 

Meet Ex from Massachusetts

Ex is a talented musician and songwriter who, at just 14 years old, already plays seven instruments! They love EXPLO for the diverse community of people and ideas, and is developing confidence by stepping outside the comfort zone engaging in conversation with them.

Meet Henry from Maryland

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.

Meet Armance from France

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. 

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

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...

On Curriculum + Instruction: An Interview with Barb Trainor

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.

Meet Grant Goodman, Explo Alum + Tech Entrepreneur

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...

Alumni Interview: Sam Detch

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...

Explo at Wellesley: Henry from Connecticut

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.