EXPLO Mini 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

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

Tips on Using the EXPLO Summer Sites

During the summer, our EXPLO Summer Sites explode with images and stories from our campuses. Check out all of the activity on our summer sites: Summer Site: EXPLO at Yale Summer Site: EXPLO at Wellesley Summer Site: EXPLO at Wheaton For additional tips on how to get the most out of our summer blog,...

How Summer Camps Have Changed in the Last 20 Years

Do you remember when you went to summer camp?

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. 


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! This is your opportunity to apply to one of the best summer camps. To celebrate, we're offering Early Bird Discounts for students who enroll by...

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...

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. 

A Life of Daring and Courage Starts at EXPLO

“At home, I really am the epitome of a shy kid. But here, I have a completely outgoing alter-ego,” says Henry, a high school senior from Maryland. “One of my true passions is dancing. At my school, we have a weekly community meeting that has a talent portion to it. Plenty of people sign up, but...

Curious + Playful: EXPLO Mini Explorers

When our EXPLO at Wheaton Mini Program was introduced in 2014, rising 2nd and 3rd graders stepped with their little feet onto campus for the first time. It was an instant, natural fit. The seven- and eight-year-olds that comprise our Explorer group are curious — to discover, to invent, to pull...

Where Learning Mirrors Life: Teaching + Learning at EXPLO

At EXPLO, we believe learning mirrors life — full of questions, tensions, and worthwhile digressions in an ever-changing world. We know that whimsy and wonder have a place alongside pragmatic investigation. We celebrate discovery through doing, and empathy through authentic connection. We know...