Spark 2018 will take place March 17–18. Registration for Spark 2018 is not yet open. If you create an account on our website, you'll receive an email when registration opens in late 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, last year's class catalog can be found here: 2017 Spark Catalog.
When: Spark takes place each Spring in mid-March.
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 Feb. 06, 2018 at 09:56 a.m.