EXPLO emphasizes choice, variety, stepping outside your comfort zone, and making deep connections with students from around the world. Students enrolled in the one-week Mini Day option at EXPLO Boston get a taste of the broader EXPLO community, with limited options but the magic of the EXPLO experience.
Pioneers (grades 4+5) and Voyagers (grades 6+7) take one course and one elective alongside their EXPLO Boston peers. Courses are selected from a limited number of options each week, but are a great introduction to the kind of active, hands-on, multi-disciplinary learning we champion at EXPLO. Explorers (grades 2+3) are automatically enrolled in our EXPLORE! course, which features different hands-on learning projects each week. All Mini day students participate in daily activities and community meetings.
Please refer to the chart below for a list of what is included in the EXPLO Boston Mini Day Program experience as compared to the more robust three-week day option.
Additional information is available on the EXPLO Boston Day Students page.
|EXPLO Mini||EXPLO Boston|
|Program Length||One-Week Sessions||Three-Week Sessions|
|Academic Options||Pioneers and Voyagers:
1 Course and 1 Elective
1 Course and 1 Mini Activity
|Pioneers and Voyagers:
3 Courses and 3 Electives
|Activity Options (Each Day)||1 Activity Period||1-2 Activity Period(s)|
|Interaction with International Students||Limited
1-Week day students meet and attend classes and activities with 3-Week EXPLO Boston students, but do not have extended interactions with international students.
3-Week day students interact with international students in meaningful ways during courses, electives, activities, main events, trips, and during Quad Time.
|Early Drop-Off||As early as 7:30 a.m.|
|Program Hours||9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Late Pick-Up||As late as 6:00 p.m.||As late as 8:45 p.m.
EXPLO Boston day students are encouraged to stay for evening activities, main events, and trips.
EXPLO Boston day students are encouraged to participate in weekend and evening trips.
|Overnight Opportunities||N/A||Two Nights Each Week
Many EXPLO Boston day students spend the weekend at EXPLO, combining a weekend trip with a Friday or Saturday overnight
|Lunch and Snack||Included in Tuition|
|Breakfast and Dinner||Available|
|Bus Service||Available for 2020|