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

The 4 Elements of a Life-Changing Summer Camp

How much can a life change in just a few weeks? As it turns out, quite a bit. Any moment might alter the trajectory of a life. But more often than not, real transformation comes from that special combination of opportunity and environment. An individual’s entire worldview can shift from being in...

5 Things Your Teen’s Summer Camp May Be Missing

Teenagers are, to put it mildly, not the most communicative bunch. Your mileage may vary, but for many parents, prying more than a few sentences out of a teen is always a challenge.

Weekly Edventure #29: Pickling And Its Unlikely Connection To The Creative Process

Weekly Edventure #28: More Than A Game

A board game can feel a lot like an entire universe resting on your kitchen table. Its rules can extend beyond the natural laws of physics, beget creatures you’ve never even dreamed of, or ask you to play the role of a character completely out of, well, character.

Weekly Edventure #27: The Nordic "Right To Roam"

Weekly Edventure #26: The Magic of The Costume


Weekly Edventure #25: Running With Purpose

Running shoes and motivation. According to EXPLO New York Registrar Ariel French, these two things are all you need to transform yourself from a non-runner to a runner. You don’t need to have a sub-8-minute mile or sign up for a race  — although Ariel has competed in roughly 215 in her lifetime...

Weekly Edventure #24: Going With Gravity

We’ve pretty much all heard it. And we’ve definitely all said it. The kind of advice that’s orbited planet earth since the beginning of humankind. That simple phrase that invites you to attempt a vague, absolutely near-impossible task uttered by every parent, every friend, and every inner voice: ...

3 Things the Best Educational Summer Camps Have in Common

Sometimes it seems as if the world is obsessed with best. Why does every pizza place claim to have “the best slice in the city?” Why do we fall into intense arguments about who is the best quarterback of all time? Or the best basketball player? Or the best guitarist? Why do we pour through online...

EXPLO Students Test Drive Their Futures at IKEA

How does an interior designer navigate the world?

That was the question a cohort of EXPLO students set out to explore this summer, and thanks to a partnership with multinational home furnishings outlet IKEA, they experienced firsthand what it takes to create a space that meets a client’s vision —...