This Holiday, Choose Mindful DIY Gifts | Weekly Edventure #4

December 7, 2018


During the Holiday season, we tend to weigh back and forth on what type of gifts we want to give. Do we want to one-click purchase something off of Amazon’s “Recommended Gift” list, or buckle down to spend an evening working with a new material and creating something entirely from scratch? Well, one option is certainly easier.

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A Place to Practice Independence: EXPLO at Wellesley

November 27, 2018

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. T
hey 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. 

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Setting the Pre-College Standard: EXPLO at Yale

November 27, 2018

Thousands of students have attended the EXPLO at Yale pre-college summer program over the past 40 years, and time and again they tell us the same thing: EXPLO is where they discovered something about themselves that they never knew existed. It's where they first glimpsed their future and began in earnest the work of who they would become and how they would contribute to the world. 

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Demystifying College Admission | Weekly Edventure #3

November 16, 2018


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How to Find Yourself | EXPLO Toolbox

November 14, 2018

Figuring out who you are and how you want to be in the world doesn't happen overnight. It's part of a lifelong exploration — a willingness to try new things, even if that's not what everyone else is doing. Our students tell us that finding yourself requires patience and flexibility: don't worry if your journey doesn't go according to plan, they advise — you'll know when you've found what you're looking for.

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Empower Your Opinions | Weekly Edventure #2

November 2, 2018
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There’s a reason we all like to be right — and perhaps it’s more biological than you think. According to Judith Glasser from the Harvard Business Review, “in situations of high stress, fear or distrust, a neurotransmitter called “cortisol” floods the brain and, as a result, brain functions that help with things like trust-building and compassion can completely shut down.

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From Ghoulies, and Ghosties, Long-legged Beasties . . .

October 31, 2018

From ghoulies, and ghosties, long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night, happy Halloween from EXPLO Studio.

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EXPLO's Rules for Critical Making

October 30, 2018


The most innovative ideas were born under constraints. When faced with a blank canvas, you may easily be intimidated — even paralyzed — by limitless possibilities. Given a problem to solve, however, you're much more likely to find that your creative output is multiplied.

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The Danger of Faking Perfection | Weekly Edventure #1

October 19, 2018


More and more, we are beginning to see a rising number of adolescents who, in striving for excellence, have developed elevated levels of stress.

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Thank You For Sharing Your Summer With EXPLO

October 13, 2018


We wanted to take a moment to thank you, our inspiring students and families for yet another incredible summer of daring and courage.

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