EXPLO Boston Day Program: 1-Week vs. 3-Weeks

Sample the Magic: 1-Week Mini Day Option

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.

Day Student Comparison Chart

Program Length One-Week Sessions Three-Week Sessions
Age Levels Voyagers
(Grades 6+7)
(Grades 4+5)
(Grades 2+3)
(Grades 6+7)
(Grades 4+5)
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.

Evening and
Weekend Trips
N/A Optional

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