Here are some helpful answers to commonly asked questions about our program:
The grade the student will enter into the following Fall.
Unfortunately, we do not take students currently in the 3rd grade. ExplorSchool students range in grades 4th through 6th.
All the application components do not need to be sent together. But, we will not review your application until all the materials and deposit are received.
MITY hires master teachers in their course. Most of them have been teaching in our program for several years and know how to work with gifted students at this age.
Classes with one teacher have a maximum of 16 students.
Yes, students will be asked to provide health information and details on specific needs. MITY will work to plan the necessary accommodations.
The MITY staff strive to maintain a safe environment for all participants. If a student becomes sick or injured, parents will be contacted immediately. In an emergency, students may be taken to either Aspen Clinic at Ford Parkway or the Children’s Hospital at United in St. Paul, Minnesota.
ExplorSchool parents and family friends will have a chance to visit their child’s class on the last day of the session. Students will display or perform what they have been working on for the past few weeks. A schedule for that day will be send home with your student the first week of the session.
Students will be supervised by the instructional staff and interns. MITY also hires 5 to 6 interns to help teachers in their classes, on field trips and during Rec Time. Our interns are college students who go through the same background checks as our teachers.