Parent Information

We encourage you to send your kids to Splash or Cascade! Our programs are designed to inspire a passion for learning in high school students, and our students have an overwhelmingly positive experience. All of our programs are free and take place on the University of Chicago campus!

  • Splash is an all-day event with free breakfast, free lunch, and lots of different classes available! This year (2023), Splash will not be held.

  • Cascade is a 5-week winter program which generally meets on Tuesday evenings starts beginning of April. This year (2023), Cascade will be offered in the spring.

  • Droplet is a one-day afternoon event on a Saturday. This year (2022), Droplet will be held on November 12th.

How to register

Advance registration online is recommended (our classes sometimes fill up), but is not required; we do let students register on-site. Registration for Cascade 2023 will open in March! Each student should create an account on this website to register and choose classes. Each program's registration is open for about a month before the program starts.

While your child is in class

To promote a learning environment where the students feel in charge and comfortable participating freely in discussions, we ask that parents refrain from following their children into classes. In cases of need such as learning disabilities, we can make exceptions—please ask! If you'll be around for the day, consider having a look at the museums on campus and nearby:



Last modified by gschlafly on Nov. 21, 2022 at 09:15 p.m.