Tinkering School

come make amazing things with us

Thanks for your interest in having your child attend Tinkering School!

Head here to register and apply for the weeks you are interested in attending. Once you apply all of your information will be saved to minimize paperwork going forward.

We expect a record number of applications this year, so please help us out by answering the questions in our registration system so we can get to know a little about your child (or children).

We have learned over the years that having the right group of Tinkerers is critical to creating a great experience. We look for the right mixture of age, gender, skills, and interest in tinkering, and try to be as equitable as we can. Please give some time to the questions: this is the only information we have to make our decisions.

There are 14 spaces in each of the sessions, so we unfortunately can not accommodate every child who applies. After applications are all submitted on February 20th, we use a lottery-based system to guide acceptance. If you don't make it in this year it is not a reflection on your application. Please be sure to try again next year.


Important Notes

Applications are due by February 20th. Notification of acceptance will be by March 15th. A deposit of $800 is required upon acceptance into the session and the balance is due by April 1st, 2014. Payment plans and financial aid are available.

The one week session cost is $1550 per child (some financial assistance is available).

We expect a high level of responsibility from the Tinkerers: they must be able to listen, to keep themselves clean, to cooperate, and to ask for help when they need it.

Thank you very much for your application. We appreciate the widespread interest in and support of our program. If we are not able to include your child in one of this year's sessions, we hope that you will check back in with us for a future session or other opportunity. Notifications of acceptance should be sent out by March 15th, 2014 at the latest.

Tinkering School is a trademark registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.