Current Families

2023 Spring Schedule

  • SEE begins Monday, September 9, 2019 and concludes Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
  • No class will be held on Monday, April 10th and Monday, May 29th.

COVID-19 Update

The Smithsonian Early Explorer Program is restarting a 12-week cohort to run spring 2023. To be placed on an interested participant list for the part-time program, please email The SEE program will resume the typical academic year program in fall of 2023. The Information about the full-time school and the full-time initial enrollment application.

Involuntary Closing Policies

If SEEC is involuntarily closed due to budgetary or other issues affecting the SI as a whole (ie. furlough or other closures affecting SEEC) or any part of SI (ie. conditions within a particular site where SEEC has classrooms), and it impacts the SEE program for more than two days, the subsequent month’s tuition will be prorated. The cost of the number individual classes missed (not including the two initial days) will be subtracted from the total tuition. The SEE program director will do its best to reschedule the two initial days for another time.

Inclement Weather Closings

  • SEEC/SEE will be OPEN if the Federal Government is operating on a regular schedule.
  • SEEC/SEE will be CLOSED if the Federal Government is closed.
  • SEEC/SEE may operate on a LIMITED SCHEDULE when the Federal Government announces unscheduled leave, adjusted home departure, or any other approved late arrivals. Families will be notified via email by 7:00 am on the day in question.