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Unfortunately, Spark will not take place this year due to COVID-19 concerns. More information can be found here.

Welcome to Spark!

Spark has become MIT's largest annual teaching and learning extravaganza for middle-schoolers! For one awesome weekend every March, over one thousand middle schoolers like you will flood 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.

Two admins smiling into the camera
A student learns to solder during an electrical engineering class

Learn Anything!

From painting to cryptology to immunology, Spark classes number over 200 every year and 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.

Miniature paintings made during Spark walk-in
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 Northeastern Splash, which runs at the same time as Spark.

Spark Classes

UPDATED: Check out the catalog for the list of Spark classes offered this year! (Note: This catalog is not yet finalized.)

Spark Details

Spark 2020 takes place on March 14–15. The program cost will be $40, 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 2020 is now open!

It will close on March 3.

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

Last modified on Oct. 14, 2020 at 08:32 p.m.