EXPLO at Wheaton

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

The Early Bird Catches the Discount

It's the most wonderful time of the year — the 2019 EXPLO Student Application is now available! 

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 Early Bird Catches the Discount

Early Bird Discounts Available Until December 28, 2018 It's the most wonderful time of the year — the 2019 EXPLO Student Application is now available! To celebrate, we're offering Early Bird Discounts for students who enroll by December 28, 2018.

Stranded at the Salad Bar: Tips to Help Your Kids Make Meaningful Choices

Imagine for a moment being a 16 year-old student at a summer program for intellectually curious teens — surrounded by some of the most interesting international peers you could hope to meet. At lunchtime, you approach the salad bar, and along with the healthy serving of hearty greens, colorful...

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...


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 Help Your Kids Make Friends

Researchers say that we can't choose our children's friends. But strong friendships are a critical indicator of whether a person will thrive in adulthood. How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment. 

Tips on Using the EXPLO Summer Sites

During the summer, our EXPLO Summer Sites explode with photos, interviews, videos, and other stories from our campuses. Take a look at what is happening today: EXPLO at Yale Summer Site EXPLO at Wellesley Summer Site EXPLO at Wheaton Summer Site For additional tips on how to navigate the blog,...

The Argument for Physical Literacy in an Increasingly Virtual World

Recently, one of my colleagues — Director of EXPLO Studio, Dave Hamilton — shared a story with me about a group of high school students he has been working with in one of Studio’s critical making courses.

At What Age Independence?

Gifting children the opportunity to live away from home at an early age — even for just three weeks during the summer — helps develop independence and confidence as they start to see their place in the world beyond their bedroom.

Assessment is Ruining the Universe (or at Least our Understanding of It)

Rolf Landua, Ph.D., is on a mission to change the landscape of science education. He chatted with EXPLO about the importance of curiosity in the classroom and how too much testing inhibits joyful learning — and deeper understanding of Nature and the universe. 

The Key to Engaged Learning? An Environment that Encourages Flow

There’s life — and then there’s living a life with flow.