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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

EXPLO's Rules for Critical Making

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.


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

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,...


A Place to Practice Independence: EXPLO at Wellesley

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...


Demystifying College Admission | Weekly Edventure #3

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. These checklists distract students from the essence of what applying to college is supposed to be — which, at its...


How to Find Yourself | EXPLO Toolbox

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...


Empower Your Opinions | Weekly Edventure #2

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...


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

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


The Danger of Faking Perfection | Weekly Edventure #1

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


Thank You For Sharing Your Summer With EXPLO

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


How To Make New Friends | EXPLO Toolbox

Making new friends — at any age — can be daunting. For some of us, it’s as easy as saying hello. For others, it may take some time. We talked to our students during the summer to get their perspectives on friendship, and though approaches may vary, they all agree: friendship is essential to our...