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Exploration University

Registration for Session 2 of the 23-24 school year is now closed.

Session 2 begins Saturday, February 10 thru Saturday, May 4 (no session on March 2, March 23 and March 30). Each class is from 9-11am at Marquardt Middle School. 

Exploration University is a Saturday program offered by Marquardt School District 15. It provides engaging, problem-based learning opportunities for K-8 students outside of the typical school week. Students apply their knowledge in all content areas while also further developing their collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity skills.

Registration is on a first-come basis and is free for families. Free transportation is offered for students whose addresses are within district boundaries and that fall outside of walking distance.

The curriculum is focused on STREAM, specifically in areas of engineering. EU’s goal and mission is to empower children to become lifelong STREAM learners and passionate problem solvers.

Marquardt School District 15 is partnering with Northern Illinois University to provide a co-teaching model between MSD15 teachers and college students currently studying education.


For more information, please contact Teaching and Learning Administrative Assistant Ari Gallagher at 630-469-7615 Ext:1176 or


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