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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.

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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.

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Community is Key to Building Confidence

If you’ve ever met someone who spent their summers at sleep-away camp, you’ve likely heard all about how it was there that they forged the most influential friendships of their lives. Hard to believe, when you consider that summer is a relatively short time frame in the scope of a child’s life.


EXPLO at Wheaton: Watch the 2019 Online Info Meeting

On Monday, March 25, 2019 we live-streamed an info meeting about EXPLO at Wheaton hosted by Director of Admission, Tim Watson, Head of Programs, David Torcoletti, and Director of Teaching + Learning, Kristi Jacobi. 


Planning Summer Break: Making the Most of Your Kids' Summer

 

Planning your child's summer can be a daunting task. Whether it's scheduling daily childcare, keeping their skills sharp, or fitting in the family vacation, summer is a puzzle that many parents tell us they struggle to put together. And for most of them, the goal is the same: to...


Embracing The Art of Feedback with J.D. Schramm, Ed.D. | Weekly Edventure #12

For top performing companies, CEO’s, educators, even students, terms like “continued improvement” or “growth mindset” aren’t just showy catchphrases. They're the essence of a lifelong learner, where feedback is at its core. The life benefits of specific, meaningful, and ongoing feedback allow us...


EXPLO at Wellesley: Watch the 2019 Online Info Meeting

On Monday, March 18, 2019 we live-streamed an info meeting about EXPLO at Wellesley hosted by Director of Admission, Tim Watson, and Head of Programs, Elliot Targum, and Registrar, Ariel French. 


How Educational Summer Camps Benefit Child Development

What skills and character traits will your child need to succeed in the world of tomorrow? It’s hard to imagine what the future will bring, as even now, change driven by technological, economic, social, and climatic forces continues to accelerate at a breakneck pace. But we have a few hints.

Career Exploration and Competitive College Admission: Why it Matters

Students and families tell us all the time that navigating the college admission process is one of their top concerns — and often a source of anxiety — as they enter high school. With applications to competitive colleges and universities at historic highs, it's harder than ever to stand out. 


EXPLO at Yale: Watch the 2019 Online Info Meeting

On Monday, March 11, 2019 we live-streamed an info meeting about EXPLO at Yale hosted by Director of Admission, Tim Watson, and Heads of Program, Sarah Ruter and Andy Smith. 


EXPLO Summers Plant Seeds of Risk-Taking and Adventure

As Program Director at the University of South Carolina — Columbia Technology Incubator, Caroline Crowder spends her days connecting startup companies with mentor businesses, along with facilitating a hands-on immersion program to help them get up to speed. An an avid traveler and a three-year...

Weekly Edventure #11: Dan Lerner on Positive Psychology

When we are looking to improve our frame of mind, there are a few go-to’s that doctors recommend. Connections with friends can help us feel more present. Eating healthy foods can increase our emotional and physical alertness. Exercise can feel like straight up mood sorcery.