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Welcome to Spark!

Spark has become MIT’s largest annual teaching and learning extravaganza for middle-schoolers! For one weekend this March, middle schoolers like you will flood MIT's campus to take classes, taught by MIT students, on anything and everything. Come be a part of this iconic MIT event!

Spark is fully student-run by MIT ESP and is fully in-person this year.

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A student learns to solder during an electrical engineering class

Learn Anything!

From painting to cryptology to immunology, Spark has over 100 classes that span a wide variety of areas. Want to take a class on rockets? Build electrical circuits? Learn about the history of memes? All of these could be options open to you!

Over the weekend of Spark, you can get a quick bolt of knowledge with a short introduction to any number of subjects—things you always wanted to learn and topics you never knew existed—or you can dive headfirst into in-depth seminars and intensive workshops!

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Middle schoolers and a teacher doing arts and crafts

Who Can Participate?

Middle school students in grades 7–8 can attend Spark. (Unfortunately, absolutely no exceptions can be made to this policy.)

If you are a high school student, we recommend looking at Splash, which runs in November, or other similar programs around the country.

Spark Classes

You can check out the catalog for the list of Spark classes offered this year.

Spark Details

Spark 2023 will take place over one weekend, March 18–19. The program cost will be $50, but we offer generous financial aid for students that request it. For more information, please visit our program details page.

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Register Now!

Registration for Spark 2023 is now closed. The program will be in person on March 18-19!

Looking to attend Spark as a teacher? Visit our teacher page.

Last modified on March 22, 2023 at 04:42 p.m.