Program Detail:

Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY)


Macalester College, Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth


1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105


Robbie Seum, Executive Director
Phone: 651-696-6591
Fax: 651-696-6592


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Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY)'s purpose is to expand the knowledge, challenge the perspective, and inspire the futures of bright and motivated students in grades 1-12. Expand Your Mind is a full-day, two-week summer experience offered twice each summer on the campus of Macalester College. Students in grades 7-12 immerse themselves in an intense study of a single course of their choice during each session. Students either reside on campus in MITY dorms or commute daily (residing on campus is not available to students in grade 7). Courses offered are different in each session, and many students attend for the full four weeks.

Courses Offered

Please check our website for information about our dasses and faculty. Sample courses include:

Physics Phenomena
Mock Trial & Current Legal Issues
Experimental Economics
Electricity & Engineering
Improvisational Project
Creative Writing
Energy Explorations & Alternatives
Studio Art & Lyric Theatre Magic


Students who apply should demonstrate interest, motivation, or special qualities that are not always determined by tests and grades. Transcripts, test scores, teacher recommendation, and essay are required. No one factor determines applicant selection.

Eligible Students

Completed grades 7-11 by summer 2016

School/Program Type

Summer Program

Subject Areas

All Academics, Fine Arts/Music, Humanities, Math/Science



Commuter $610; residential $1,600; partial scholarships available

Financial Aid available? Yes
Housing Options: Residential or Commuter option

Session A: June 20-July 1, 2016 
Session B: July 11-22, 2016

Application deadline: We continue to accept applications for classes which still have space.