decorative banner image

Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: ExplorSchool
Sponsoring Organization: Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth

Main Contact
Name: Roberta Seum
Title: Executive Director
Address: 1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (651) 696-6590
Fax: (651) 696-6592
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 4 , 5 , 6


The Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth's mission is to provide an educational community where diverse, intellectually curious students can experience the excitement of learning and expand their academic and social vision. The organizations goals are: 1. Provide an array of enriched, hands-on courses in three age-appropriate programs; 2. Attract and retain master teachers interested in sharing their commitment to their discipline; 3. Attract a diverse group of students, including those not generally encouraged to attend; 4. maintain a financially stable organization.


Approximately 100 students at MITY's summer program, ExplorSchool, immerse themselves in an intense study of two courses ranging from chemistry, drama, electricity and magnetism, aerodynamics, photography, Spanish, and mock trial. Students take half-day classes for extended time to deeply explore topics of interest and take on new challenges. Class sizes are small so that everyone feels welcome and receives the attention they need for a high level of learning. Unique and experiential classroom activities and course related field trips help students stay excited and motivated about learning. Each day students experience the noontime special events and recreation program to help build friendships and community. This super rec time includes activities such as chess tournaments, soccer, board games, ultimate Frisbee and relaxation. MITY has created a perfect mix of academic challenge and summer fun which reflects the whole-child approach to developing students academically, physically and socially. ExplorSchool, for students in grades 4 through 6, is held at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul.

Program Dates

ExplorSchool runs for two weeks: June 18 - June 29, 2018. ExplorSchool runs for 10 full-days, extended day is available. Students take two classes during the 10 days, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Half-day option is available.

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $695
Fees: $50
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0