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Taking place the week following Spring Break, iXplore Week is an innovative, interim week of experiential and exploratory learning that promotes a sense of discovery, creativity, curiosity, connection, reflection, and responsibility.

Through a variety of experiences and opportunities to learn beyond the core curriculum, iXplore Week strives to deepen students' awareness of their own spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth as they develop and pursue new interests and passions.

Middle school students, grades 5-8, have an opportunity to choose classes or experiences. In addition, grade level students will engage in large group activities and simulations, infusing service learning and problem solving into the curriculum and preparing students to be informed, responsible, and involved servants and leaders. 

Classes and experiences range from no cost to over $200 per student.  We want every child to be able to participate!  Financial aid is available to help with fees related to experiences during the week; simply contact Mr. Burgess for more information.

iXplore Registration Schedule:

  • October iXplore Week Registration Form goes home.  This form provides an opportunity for your child to select their top 5 choices for experiences/classes happening the following April.
  • Middle school students are expected to get parent permission and parent agreement before selecting classes! Forms require a parent signature.  Please make sure to review the Registration Form and make sure you sign off on the experiences/classes your child chooses.
  • Each student’s #1 choice of an experience/class is not guaranteed.  Students will receive one of their five choices.
  • Classes and experiences are generally designed for 7th & 8th graders OR 5th & 6th graders.  There are also many classes that are for 5th through 8th graders.
  • Signed iXplore Registration Forms are due later in October.  After forms are due, 1we will assign your student to an iXplore experience/class. 

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2036 Chesaning Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616.574.6300
Fax:  616.574.6310