COVID-19 Information

MITY prioritizes the health and safety of its students and staff and has therefore made the decision to move all of its 2020-2021 school year programming to an online format. We have also expanded our school year programming to include classes for 1st – 12th grade students. These classes use the same inquiry-based, hands on model as our in-person programs and provide motivated students with meaningful learning challenges as well as a way to connect with like-minded peers. Details of these programs can be found under “Online Programs.”

About Us

Making a Difference

For over 50 years, MITY has attracted bright students in grades one through twelve from throughout the Twin Cities and around the world, inviting them to embrace their intellectual curiosity in a stimulating environment.  Our mission is to offer a dynamic educational experience in which talented students explore their passions and are challenged to grow on an academic, creative, and personal level.

MITY offers unique STEM, Humanities, and Fine Arts courses in three exciting academic programs, each taught by master teachers.  Students dig into new topics, stretch their thinking, develop non-cognitive skills, and meet a diverse group of people who share their love of learning.  MITY’s safe, inclusive climate fosters a feeling of family among students and staff, empowering participants to be themselves and shine in new ways.

Years of serving talented youth
Unique classes
Annual participants

Our Programs

MITY’s day and residential programs provide innovative classes to gifted and talented students.  Our interdisciplinary, hands-on curriculum challenges students to generate creative solutions to real-world issues.
Grades 8th - 12th
Grades 5th - 7th

Parent & Student Testimonials

MITY created an environment where learning, growth, and intellectual curiosity all pushed me outside of my comfort zone.  The people and the impression that MITY left on me have become some of the greatest memories of my childhood.

MITY Alumni

Your Extraordinary Saturday
The best program for young kids to explore technologies and science and learn collaboratively.

MITY Parent

Your Extraordinary Saturday
This is a fantastic program for kids to get more education around a topic(s) of interest that they do not get in their normal school. All smiles and excitement about these Saturdays!

MITY Parent

Your Extraordinary Saturday

Programs for students looking for a challenge

MITY offers inquiry-based enrichment opportunities for students during the summer and on Saturdays during the school year.  Exceptional teachers and small class sizes ensure individual engagement, and guest speakers and field trips forge authentic connections outside of the classroom.

For 8th – 12th Grades
Fall Session: October 19 – November 21, 2020
Winter Session: January 25 – March 1, 2021
Spring Session: April 12 – May 15, 2021
Summer Dates at Macalester College: TBD

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For 5th – 7th Grades

Fall Session: October 19 – November 21, 2020
Winter Session: January 25 – March 1, 2021
Spring Session: April 12 – May 15, 2021
Summer Dates at SPA: TBD

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For 1st – 4th Grades

Session A: October 3 – 31, 2020
Session B: November 7 – December 5, 2020
Session C: January 23 – February 20, 2021
Session D: February 27 – March 27, 2021
Session E: April 10 – May 8, 2021

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A MITY Fine Attitude

A MITY Perfect Combination of Academic Challenge and Fun!

MITY offers much more than rigorous curriculum – its educational philosophy is to develop students not only academically, but physically and socially as well.  Students enjoy fun recreational activities that foster friendships, build teamwork and generate opportunities for peer support and leadership development. Students are free to embrace their true selves, take risks, and experience the true joy of being a part of the MITY family.