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. This year, all our programs will be offered virtually online. (Under normal years, our programs 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, Splash will be on Saturday, February 5.

  • Cascade is a 5-week winter program which meets on Tuesday evenings starting April 13. This year (2022), Cascade will be offered in the spring.

  • Droplet is a one-day afternoon event on a Saturday. There won't be a droplet program this year.

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 Splash 2022 will open in January! 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:



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