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Student Classes

At NYMC, we want to challenge your mind with mathematics that goes beyond the usual. You will have the chance to solve original problems and create your own, use what you know in new ways, learn from the classics of mathematics, and discover the unknown. You will see mathematics with fresh eyes and appreciate its presence and power. The only thing we ask from you is an open mind and a readiness to work hard.

NYMC is not a place to get tutoring or test prep. Our classes explore mathematics you won’t find in the regular curriculum. We’ll help you develop your logical thinking and problem-solving skills, and along the way, we’ll help you enjoy, understand, and expand your mathematical knowledge.

To subscribe to announcements about student classes, see our contact page.

Summer 2024   top

Middle School High School (MSHS) Summer Program In Person

When: Click on a course to see schedule details
Dates: July 8-19, 2024. Classes are from 10:00-12:00pm. Supervised lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Afternoon classes from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Registration fee: $900. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
NYU: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map)
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MSA/MSA+ Frances Stern July 8 - July 19, 2024 NYU TBD Register
Location: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Schedule: July 8 - July 19, 2024.
MSB/MSB+ Jayson Vu July 8 - July 19, 2024 NYU TBD Register
Location: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Schedule: July 8 - July 19, 2024.
HSA/HSA+ Daheng Shen July 8 - July 19, 2024 NYU TBD Register
Location: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Schedule: July 8 - July 19, 2024.

Parents are allowed to drop off students at 9:45 am. Students must wait in the lobby, and are NOT allowed to go to their classroom without a TA or instructor. Classes are from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be a supervised lunch period from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in which students must bring lunch and drink. Students are NOT allowed to leave campus to purchase lunch. Additional fees will apply for late pickups. Please inquire.


Middle School High School (MSHS) Summer Program Remote

When: Click on a course to see schedule details.
Dates: July 8-19, 2024. Classes will be held from 10am to 12pm. Unsupervised lunch from 12pm to 1pm. Classes will resume from 1pm to 3pm.
Where: Online.
Registration fee: $775. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc.  
MSA/MSA+ Maggie Feurtado July 8 - July 19, 2024 ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: July 8 - July 19, 2024.
HSA/HSA+ Dr. Kovan Pillai July 8 - July 19, 2024 ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: July 8 - July 19, 2024.

Remote classes will be from 10-12pm, and 1-3pm. There will be an unsupervised lunch hour from 12pm-1pm.

Bring a notebook and pencil or pen to class. MS classes usually assign about half an hour of homework weekly, whereas HS classes assign about one hour. Year 1 for the HS curriculum starts in the fall of even years (e.g., fall 2022), and year two starts in the fall of odd years.

MSA is a one-year program appropriate for Elementary or Middle School students who are new to problem-solving. They should have strong arithmetic skills and an interest in learning mathematics beyond the school curriculum. Topics and sample questions.

MSB is a one-year intermediate program appropriate for students who have completed the equivalent of MSA. Topics and sample questions.

HSA is a two-year program appropriate for younger high school students and advanced middle school students who may be new to problem-solving. They should be comfortable with regular high school material, including at least Algebra 1. Topics and sample questions.

New and current students wishing to move up a section must take a placement exam. Please email a request to us at info@nymathcircle.org

Math Contest Prep

When: Click on a course to see schedule details
Dates: August 12-16. Classes are from 10:00-12:00pm. Supervised lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Afternoon classes from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Where: Columbia University, 2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (map).
Registration fee: $595. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
COLUMBIA: Columbia University, 2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (map)
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
AMC 8 Jayson Vu August 12 - 16, 2024 COLUMBIA TBD Register
Location: Columbia University, 2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (map).
Schedule: August 12 - 16, 2024, 10:00am to 3:00pm.
AMC 10 Misha Shklyar August 12 - 16, 2024 COLUMBIA TBD Register
Location: Columbia University, 2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (map).
Schedule: August 12 - 16, 2024, 10:00am to 3:00pm.
AMC 12 TBD August 12 - 16, 2024 COLUMBIA TBD Waiting List
Location: Columbia University, 2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (map).
Schedule: August 12 - 16, 2024, 10:00am to 3:00pm.

AMC 8: The AMC 8 course is designed to help middle school students learn the skills and tricks required to succeed on the AMC 8. The sessions will focus on building a competition-based numerical intuition to solve problems efficiently. Note that AMC 8 for middle schoolers is different from the AMC 10 & 12 that is offered to high schoolers so please be mindful during registration.

AMC 10 : In this course we will cover some of the main topics necessary to do well on the AMC 10. We will work through AMC 10 problems and identify the main topics that a competent mathlete should master. These topics include Probability, Counting, Elementary Number Theory and Geometry among many others.


High School Summer Program (HSSP)

When: Click on a course to see schedule details.
Dates: July 22-August 8, 2024. Classes will be held from 10 am to 3 pm.
Where: Online.
Locations:
NYU: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map)
ONLINE: Online
  Times Loc. Fee  
HSSP Remote July 22, 2024 - August 8, 2024 ONLINE $875 Register
Location: Online.
HSSP In-Person July 22, 2024 - August 8, 2024 NYU $995 Register
Location: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).

For details, please go to HSSP

Spring 2024   top

We generally recommend that new students start in level Middle School A for those below 9th grade, and High School A for those in 9th grade and above. Check out sample problems listed under every level to decide if you are ready for it. If still in doubt about the right level, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance.

Once you start the program, we expect you to come for the full semester.

Any course for which fewer than 10 students register may have to be cancelled.


Columbia University In-Person Classes

When: Click on a course to see schedule details
1/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12
Instructor: Multiple.
Registration fee: $395. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
COLUMBIA: Columbia University, 2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (map)
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
HSA/HSA+ Barry Weng Sundays, 10am to 12pm COLUMBIA 420 Register
Location: Columbia University, 2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (map).
Schedule: 1/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12.
College Bridge Dr. Nicolas Ford Sundays 10am-12pm COLUMBIA 407 Register
Location: Columbia University, 2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (map).
Schedule: 1/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12.

This is a new sub-program at Columbia University.

HSA Topics and sample questions.

Note: At the main entrance (116th St and Broadway), ask the guard for directions to the mathematics department.


The Clinton School: In Person Classes

When: Click on a course to see schedule details
1/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12
Where: The Clinton School, 10 E15 St, Manhattan, NY (map).
Registration fee: $395. (Math).
Locations:
CLINTON: The Clinton School, 10 E15 St, Manhattan, NY (map)
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MSA/MSA+ Jayson Vu Sundays, 1 pm to 3 pm CLINTON TBD Register
Location: The Clinton School, 10 E15 St, Manhattan, NY (map).
Schedule: 1/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12.
HS Math Contest Topics Joe Lothan and Madison Shirazi Sundays, 1 pm to 3 pm CLINTON TBD Register
Location: The Clinton School, 10 E15 St, Manhattan, NY (map).
Schedule: 1/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12.
MSB/MSB+ Dr. Kovan Pillai Sundays 10am to 12pm CLINTON TBD Register
Location: The Clinton School, 10 E15 St, Manhattan, NY (map).
Schedule: 1/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19.
HSB/HSB+ Daheng Shen Sundays 10am to 12pm CLINTON TBD Register
Location: The Clinton School, 10 E15 St, Manhattan, NY (map).
Schedule: 1/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12.

The Clinton School classes are held in Union Square.

New 10-week class: HS Math Contest Topics: Advanced algebra and geometry, combinatorics, probability, and number theory.


Remote

When: Click on a course to see schedule details.
1/27, 2/3, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 4/6, 4/13, 5/4, 5/11
Registration fee: $395. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc.  
MSA/MSA+ Maggie Feurtado Saturdays 10am to 12pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/27, 2/3, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 4/6, 4/13, 5/4, 5/11.
MSB/MSB+ Dr. Sheila Miller Saturdays 10am to 12pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/27, 2/3, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 4/6, 4/13, 5/4, 5/11.
HSA/HSA+ Dr. Sheila Miller Saturdays 1pm to 3pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/27, 2/3, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 4/6, 4/13, 5/4, 5/11.
HSB/HSB+ Misha Shklyar Saturdays 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Canceled
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/27, 2/3, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 4/6, 4/13, 5/4, 5/11.

Bring a notebook and pencil or pen to class. MS classes usually assign about half an hour of homework per week, whereas HS classes assign about one hour.

MSA is a one-year program appropriate for Elementary or Middle School students who are new to problem-solving. They should have strong arithmetic skills and an interest in learning mathematics beyond the school curriculum. Topics and sample questions.

MSB is an intermediate one-year program appropriate for students who have completed the equivalent of MSA. Topics and sample questions.

MSC is an advanced one-year program appropriate for students who have completed the equivalent of MSB and have had exposure to Algebra 1. Topics and sample questions.

HSA is a two-year program appropriate for younger high school students and advanced middle school students who may be new to problem-solving. They should be comfortable with regular high school material, including at least Algebra 1. Topics and sample questions.

HSB is a two-year program for students who have completed the equivalent of two years of high school and have a solid understanding of algebra, geometry, and elementary number theory. Experience with problem-solving is desirable but not required. Proof-writing will be an important component of this course. Topics and sample questions. Here is a sample of Student Work

HSC is a two-year program for students who have taken pre-calculus and have a deep knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as experience with mathematical problem-solving. Problems will require sustained effort, and writing proofs will play an important role. Topics and sample questions. Here is a sample of Student Work

College Bridge is a two-year course designed to challenge our most advanced students who plan to take higher-level mathematics classes in college. Emphasis will be on proof-writing and examination of underlying structures in mathematics. Topics and sample questions.


New and current students wishing to move up a section must take a placement exam. Please email a request to us at info@nymathcircle.org

The High School 2-year cycles start in the fall of even years (e.g., fall 2022). Students may enroll at any point of the cycle.


Spring Workshops In-Person

When: Click on a course to see schedule details
Where: The Clinton School, 10 E15 St, Manhattan, NY (map).
Registration fee: $175. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
CLINTON: The Clinton School, 10 E15 St, Manhattan, NY (map)
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MSC Workshop Dr. Kovan Pillai Sundays 1pm to 3pm CLINTON TBD Closed
Location: The Clinton School, 10 E15 St, Manhattan, NY (map).
Schedule: 2/25, 3/3, 3/10.
MSC Workshop Dr. Kovan Pillai Sundays 1pm to 3pm CLINTON 402 Register
Location: The Clinton School, 10 E15 St, Manhattan, NY (map).
Schedule: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19.

MSC Workshop: Schedule: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19. Although we are not currently running MSC classes, we are now offering an MSC workshop to cover a few of the topics we used to cover: 1. AM-GM 2. Probability 3. Expected Value. This workshop is ideal for MSB-level students who wish to study more advanced material but lack coverage of Algebra 1 topics to qualify for HSA.


Spring Workshops Remote

When: Click on a course to see schedule details
Where: Online.
Registration fee: $175. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
Game Theory Workshop Jayson Vu Saturdays, 10am to 12pm ONLINE TBD Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9.
Graph Theory Workshop Jayson Vu Saturdays, 10am to 12pm ONLINE TBD Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18.

Graph Theory Workshop:Dates: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18. This is a 3-session workshop will focus on the fundamentals of graph theory and solving for real world applications. On the theory side, we will touch on Euler's formula for planar graphs, definition/use for bipartite graph, and inverse graphs. For the application side, we will cover Map coloring, 7 bridges, and network optimization. Difficulty will vary based on registration and is open to all ages but this workshop is targeted for HSA/HSB students.

Past Courses

We had our first full course for students in Spring 2008. You can see the listing of past courses here.

Registration Policy for Weekend Courses

When registering online for weekend courses, we expect you to make full payment within 48 hours of registration or within 48 hours of being approved via a placement test. Failure to do so may mean your spot is offered to another student.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. We'll refund the fee except for a 20% administrative charge as long as you cancel at least two weeks before the start of classes.
  2. We'll refund 50% if you cancel afterwards but before the 3rd class. No refunds are possible after the 3rd class.
  3. If on the first day of classes you find that the level isn't right for you, please speak with the instructor about a more appropriate level, and email . We will do what we can to place you in the right class. But if we aren't successful, we'll refund your registration fee except for a 20% administrative fee.

If you find you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible out of consideration for students who may be waiting for a spot.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there other tuition besides the registration fee?

    No. The registration fee is our tuition. There is no other cost.

  2. Do we need to take a test for admission?

    Except for the Summer High School program (separate exam) and Elementary School workshops, new students and students wishing to go up a level should take a placement test for the level they register for. During the registration process, they will be directed to download a placement test which will be taken at home. The full solutions (not just answers) should then be emailed to info+exam@nymathcircle.org.

  3. My child is struggling in math. Will NYMC help him or her?

    Probably not. Our program assumes that participants are already comfortable with regular school material, and introduces a lot of additional interesting topics and problems. It is for children who like math, and would like to deepen their understanding through exposure to new topics and greater challenges.

  4. I attended NYMC last year. Is it going to be the same material this year?

    No. Our Middle School classes are on a one-year cycle and our High School classes on a two-year cycle. Our instructors, therefore, provide a rich variety of material that varies each semester. Details are available in the course description under the registration links.

  5. Are parents allowed to observe the classes?

    A number of university staff have objected to parents going to classrooms. As guests of the university, parents should not go to classrooms - instead, they will pick up their children in the lobby.

  6. How do I qualify for financial aid?

    In order to qualify for financial aid, you will need to fill out a fee reduction form along with your registration form. You will also need to provide us with proof of financial need, such as a recent dated Medicaid letter, or Food Stamp (SNAP) letter. Free school lunch letters and children’s Medicaid health insurance no longer qualify as they are available regardless of income level.

    Even though our funds are limited, if you do not receive any government benefits, you may still be able to qualify for some financial aid if you provide us with a detailed explanation as to why you need financial assistance. We are committed to making our program affordable for all students.

  7. This program is wonderful. How can I support it?

    Private contributions are vital to us, and we would be extremely grateful for a monetary donation. Donations to NYMC are tax-deductible. You can make them here.

    There are also some limited volunteer opportunities available, but mainly involving special skills and non-trivial commitment. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at info@nymathcircle.org, and describe your interests and skills. We'd love to hear from you!

    Another great help would be if you can help us spread the word about NYMC. Tell your friends, write about us on your blog, or become our fan on facebook.