COVID-19 Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Macalester College has made the difficult decision to close its campus through the summer. As a result, MITY has cancelled both sessions of its Expand Your Mind (EYM) program for summer 2020. Families who have already paid for this summer’s EYM program will be offered a full refund, and will receive an email containing complete details. We share in our students’ disappointment, as we were excited to welcome so many bright young scholars from all over the world this summer. 


MITY plans to offer EYM in 2021, and hope you will join us next year. In the interim, we are exploring ways to offer high-quality distance learning opportunities to our families. Please check the website regularly for updates. 


MITY’s ExplorSchool is still set to run as planned, and applications continue to be accepted. Should that change, we will update the website and notify affected families immediately. 


Stay safe, MITY-Finers!

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.

52
Years of serving talented youth
82
Unique classes
550
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.
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For Rising 8th - 12th
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For Rising 5th - 7th
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For grades 1st - 4th

Who we are

Our Purpose

MITY seeks to provide capable, inquisitive students with an inspiring experience that challenges them to dream big and explore new possibilities.  We offer an array of academic classes to engage multiple interests, talents and learning styles, stimulating young minds to apply their learning in new ways.  Students are free to perform without the pressure of grades, often collaborating with other eager learners to achieve extraordinary results.

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Mar, 2020
Your Extraordinary Saturday Winter Session Begins
15
Jun, 2020
EYM Session A & ExplorSchool Begins
EYM Session A & ExplorSchool Begins
St. Paul, MN - 9:00 am
06
Jul, 2020
EYM Session B Begins
EYM Session B Begins
St. Paul, MN - 9:00 am

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

MITY Parent

Your Extraordinary Saturday
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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
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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.

Learn on a College Campus

For Rising 8th – 12th
Summer A: June 15 – 26, 2020

Summer B: July 6 – 17, 2020

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(Summer)

Your Summer of Discovery Awaits

For Rising 5th – 7th
June 15 – 26, 2020

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A New Adventure Every Weekend 

For Grades 1st – 4th

Fall: Nov. 9, 16, & 23, 2019

Winter: Feb. 22, 29, & Mar 7, 2020

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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.