Xplore is an exciting, extended-day program for K-6 students offered through the Community Education Department of Mesa Public Schools.
Children will experience a wide variety of instructional and recreational activities including academic support, engineering, science, virtual reality, athletics and more.
Xplore is not a licensed childcare facility under section §36-882. Thus, Xplore provides only recreational or instructional activities to school age children who may enter into and depart from the facility at their own volition. The facility may require the children to document their entrance into and departure from the facility. This documentation does not affect the exemption under this paragraph. 


Program fees:
Before school: $135/month
After school: $240/month

Fee assistance/MPS discount information is below

The forms below are for 20/21 before/after school Xplore - NOT summer Xplore

Safety protocols

  • Parents will remain in their cars for drop off and pick up as staff will verbally screen prior to escorting children to Xplore
  • Face coverings will be required for staff and students. 
  • Group sizes of 10 or fewer and physical distancing protocols to the degree possible
  • Each group of children will have its own materials to the degree possible
  • Hourly cleaning of high touch surfaces
  • No field trips but special activities will rotate to each group
  • Water fountains are not recommended for use. Please bring a water bottle daily.

20/21 Parent Handbook

Medication Consent Form

Prior year payment information

instructions to obtain prior year information

Xplore locations

Xplore locations and site phone numbers

Fee assistance & MPS discount

Fee assistance is available based upon meal eligibility status. 

Monthly free reduced rates: $114/month before school, $204/month after school

Monthly MPS discount rates: $102/month before school, $180/month after school

To obtain fee assistance/MPS discount:

Email Community Education commed@mpsaz.org

  • Submit your current MPS Food & Nutrition Eligibility Notification Letter (if applicable)
  • MPS Employee name & EIN
  • Student name for whom assistance/discount is requested
  • MPS student ID number 

If you need a copy of your current Eligibility Notification Letter, click the red button on the Food & Nutrition website.