A Life of Daring and Courage Starts at EXPLO

November 7, 2017

“At home, I really am the epitome of a shy kid. But here, I have a completely outgoing alter-ego,” says Henry, a high school senior from Maryland. “One of my true passions is dancing. At my school, we have a weekly community meeting that has a talent portion to it. Plenty of people sign up, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to do it. I’m way too scared. But here at EXPLO, I sign up for the talent show every single year, without fail.”

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, Focus Programs, EXPLO Mini at Wheaton

Curious + Playful: EXPLO Mini Explorers

November 1, 2017

When our EXPLO at Wheaton Mini Program was introduced in 2014, rising 2nd and 3rd graders stepped with their little feet onto campus for the first time. It was an instant, natural fit. The seven- and eight-year-olds that comprise our Explorer group are curious — to discover, to invent, to pull things apart — energetic and eager to explain their ideas, and are all about play and pretending. If, at its heart, EXPLO inspires students to challenge themselves, discover the world of people and ideas, and experience the joy of learning, Explorers are that beating heart.

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Where Learning Mirrors Life: Teaching + Learning at EXPLO

November 1, 2017

At EXPLO, we believe learning mirrors life — full of questions, tensions, and worthwhile digressions in an ever-changing world. We know that whimsy and wonder have a place alongside pragmatic investigation. We celebrate discovery through doing, and empathy through authentic connection. We know immersing ourselves in the earnest exploration of the world of people and ideas reveals the joy of learning and with it the joy of living.

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Tags: Exploration Programs, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Yale, EXPLO Mini at Wheaton, EXPLO at Wheaton, Focus Programs, EXPLO Studio

EXPLO Mini: Em T. on Stepping Away From the Sidelines

October 30, 2017

Crime scenes, conflicts, and condundrums are places you'll be sure to find EXPLO Mini student Em — but not for the reasons you might think. With big dreams of becoming a forensic scientist, Em leads the way pretty much anywhere. Except for the sidelines. 

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EXPLO Mini: Nikhil N. on the Surprising Importance of Back-Up Plans

October 30, 2017

A (very) recent-aspiring vlogger, Nikhil figured the best way to house his productions was to start with the basics — build a computer from scratch. In week three at EXPLO Mini, he has learned all about what having a 'back-up plan' really means, and why it's so important when it comes to creative work.

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The Puppies of Explo

February 1, 2016

 

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Tags: Exploration Programs, English Immersion, Emergency Medicine, EXPLO Maker, Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, Sports Management, Startup Entrepreneurship, Alumni News, EXPLO Mini at Wheaton, Veterinary Science, Video, Culinary Arts, Foreign Affairs, EXPLO Marketing

White Out! NYC + Long Island, We're Having an Info Meeting Do-Over

January 27, 2016
Last weekend, Winter Storm Jonas disrupted Explo's info meetings in New York City and Long Island. So we're launching a do-over, and invite all New York City and Long Island families to join us to come find out more about Explo during the weekend of February 6 and 7.
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Tags: Exploration Programs, English Immersion, Emergency Medicine, EXPLO Maker, Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, Sports Management, Startup Entrepreneurship, Alumni News, EXPLO Mini at Wheaton, Veterinary Science, Culinary Arts, Foreign Affairs, EXPLO Marketing

Our Thoughts are with the People of Beirut and Paris

November 15, 2015
Watching the news unfold about the bombings in Beirut on Thursday and the brutal attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night, we at Explo want to share our heartfelt condolences and support to all those affected by these tragedies.
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Tags: Exploration Programs, English Immersion, Emergency Medicine, EXPLO Maker, Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, Sports Management, Startup Entrepreneurship, Alumni News, EXPLO Mini at Wheaton, Veterinary Science, Culinary Arts, Foreign Affairs, EXPLO Marketing

Tilling the Soil and Maximizing Impact: Law Professor James Forman Jr.

April 17, 2015
James Forman Jr. (Explo Faculty 1986-88) is a clinical professor of law and a supervising attorney at Yale Law School. He is also the co-founder of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School In Washington, DC. Previously, Forman clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. This summer, Forman will be a Scholar in Residence at Explo at Yale. In advance of the Program, Forman spent some time chatting with us about his Explo experience and the features of his career in law and education. Below you will find excerpts from that conversation.
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How to Navigate Explo Live

June 29, 2014
On Explo Live, you'll discover slideshows, videos, student conversations, and quotes from all three of our campuses, letting you catch a glimpse of just how much our students do in a day — and how much fun they have doing it. Below, we'll break down the basics of Explo Live, so you can tailor your experience in the way that works best for you.
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Tags: Exploration Programs, English Immersion, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, Startup Entrepreneurship, Alumni News, EXPLO Mini at Wheaton, Veterinary Science, Culinary Arts, Foreign Affairs, EXPLO Marketing

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