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

| Explore Maine: There’s Something for Everyone!

They call it Vacationland — and it has earned the title Here at EXPLO, we’re thrilled to be hosting our Pre-College + Career program at the picturesque Colby College campus. If you’re dropping your high schooler off for their summer session, why not stay and enjoy a mini (or full-size) vacation? 

EXPLO to Use POM Contact Tracing to Support COVID-19 Safety Efforts

As we continue to plan for a safe and healthy residential experience this summer, EXPLO has acquired a new contact tracing system for students and staff that will allow us to respond quickly and efficiently in the event that a member of our community tests positive for COVID-19. 

Pioneering Educator's Vision Transformed Thousands of Lives

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of EXPLO’s co-founder Ann (Rosenthal) Singal. After a brave battle with ovarian cancer, Ann died on April 6, 2021. 

EXPLO Pre-College + Career Program to Offer College Credit

As explorers, we always have our sights set on the future, looking ahead and innovating new solutions to the complex problems that shape our world. 

Reinventing the Pre-College Summer Experience

In 1976, an idea took hold in the halls of MIT: a powerful reimagining of the summer experience for high school students. That idea became EXPLO, a pioneering and world-class summer enrichment program where students pursue their interests unconstrained by grades and tests. The result? A...

EXPLO 2021: A Triumphant Return On-Campus Programming

It would be an understatement of epic proportion to say that 2020 has been a challenging year. But even in the mire of the COVID-19 pandemic that has thrown the world into chaos and forced us to find new ways to connect, there is much to be grateful for. 

College Applications During COVID-19: It's All About Context

As part of the Fall 2020 Competitive College Admissions in the Age of COVID-19 webinar series, EXPLO hosted admission professionals from Colorado College, Harvard University, Minerva, and Washington University in St. Louis to share insights and advice for students applying to college during the...

Applying to College During COVID: What You Need to Know

From how colleges are evaluating applications in 2021 to the impact of test scores, pass/fail grades, and students' limited ability to visit college campuses during the pandemic, one common theme is emerging among admission teams across the U.S. COVID-19 has disrupted the traditional college...

EXPLO 2021 Update | Leading with Safety, Transparency, and Thoughtfulness

Forty-six years ago, EXPLO was a pioneering start up designed by a team out of MIT. The team envisioned a highly engaging experiential summer enrichment program where students explored the world of people, ideas, and themselves in an environment that crackled with energy and excitement. That...

Competitive College Admission in the Age of COVID | Pro Tips to Enhance Your College Application Strategy

Applying to college can be stressful in a typical year. Throw in a global pandemic and the path forward becomes even foggier. Many families have questions about how the introduction of remote learning and pass/fail grading systems, the cancellation of sports and extracurricular activities, and...