Spark 2017 will take place March 11–12. Registration for Spark 2017 is now closed and we are not accepting additional registrations at this point.Registered students should remember to bring a signed liability waiver to check-in!
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.

Program Vitals

What: Take a bunch of short classes on a huge variety of cool topics. The class catalog can be found here.
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 March 10, 2017 at 10:42 a.m.