EXPLO at Wellesley



This EXPLO program prepares middle schoolers for high school life in an ungraded, noncompetitive environment on the campus of Wellesley College. Students participate in academic courses and workshops as they study such subjects as African dance, physics, creative writing, sailing, Web design, painting, biology and theater. Activities, sports, and day trips to Boston and throughout New England complete the program. EXPLO programs for younger and older students are available in Norton, MA and in New Haven, CT (see separate listings).

General Info

Name EXPLO at Wellesley
Location Wellesley, MA
Year-round Contacts 781-762-7400
Program Focuses & Features Acting, Aquatics, Astronomy, Baseball, Basketball, Boating, Business/Finance, Canoeing, Chess, Circus Skills, Climbing Wall, Computer Science, Cooking, Crafts, Creative Writing, Cruises, Dance, Debate, Deep-sea Fishing, Drama, ESL, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Exploration, Field Hockey, Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Football, Forensic Science, French, Government, Hiking, Italian, Japanese, Lacrosse, Marine Biology/Studies, Martial Arts, Media, Music, Painting, Photography, Rock Climbing, Ropes Course, Sailing, Science, Scuba Diving, Sea Cruises, Soccer, Softball, Speech, Street Hockey, Survival Training, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Watersports, White-water Rafting, Wilderness Camping, Writing/Journalism
Grade Range (rising grades) 8-9
Age Range Residential and Day — Coed Ages 13-14
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Elliot Targum, Head of Programs
Residential Fee $5790-10,885 (+$300-600), 3-6 weeks.
Day Fee $2715-4985 (+$300-600), 3-6 weeks.
Year Established 1984
Sponsor Exploration School
Dates & Sessions July-Aug; 2 sessions, 3 weeks long


Elliot Targum, Head of Programs