Spark 2019 has concluded! Registration for next year's program will begin in 2020.
For any future updates and announcements, simply be sure you have an account on our website.

In 9th–12th grade? Read about Splash instead!
Head over to our Splash page to learn more. Spark is for 7–8th graders, and Splash is for 9–12th graders.

Looking for teacher registration?
Head to the Spark teacher page.

Program Vitals

What: Take a bunch of classes on a huge variety of cool topics. If you would like an idea of what classes might look like, last year's class catalog can be found here: 2019 Spark Catalog.
When: Spark takes place each Spring in mid-March. For 2020, Spark will take place on March 14th and 15th.
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.

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 June 06, 2019 at 08:17 p.m.