Spark 2019 will happen on March 16 and 17. Expect registration to open late February of 2019. If you have an account registered on our webiste, we will send out important emails with registration information around mid February. The class catalog will also be made available during mid-February.
In 9th–12th grade? Read about Splash instead! Head over to our Splash page to learn more. Spark is only for 7–8th graders only, and Splash is for 9–12th graders.
Looking for teacher registration? Head to the Spark teacher page.

Program Vitals

What: Take a bunch of short classes on a huge variety of cool topics. This year's class catalog will be published when registration opens. If you would like an idea of what classes might look like, this year's class catalog can be found here: 2018 Spark Catalog.
When: Spark takes place each Spring in mid-March. For 2019, this will be March 16 and 17.
Who: Students in grades 7–8.
Cost: $40 (includes 2 days of classes and lunch on both days). As always, generous financial aid is available. We do not provide housing for students coming from out of town, but they can consult our list of hotels nearby.
Where: On the MIT campus.

General Information about Spark

Spark is a one-weekend program designed to give our students the opportunity to explore a wide range of subjects. MIT students and community members teach a variety of classes, from urban orienteering to mathematics to Chinese brush painting and everything in between!

For more information, please check out our FAQs. If you still have questions, please email us at

Financial aid is available for all of our programs based on need. You can apply for financial aid when registering for Spark.


You can read more about the program details, including information regarding the registration and check-in process.

Last modified on Aug. 16, 2018 at 06:35 a.m.