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New York Math Circle’s goal is to constantly challenge your mind. You’ll get to solve unusual problems and invent your own, apply existing knowledge in new situations, learn famous gems of mathematics, and explore the unknown. The Math Circle will open your eyes and increase your sensitivity to all the mathematics around us. Our main requirement is that you have an open mind and a willingness to work.

NYMC is not a tutoring or test preparation program. Classes focus on material you won’t encounter in the regular curriculum. We’ll help you develop reasoning and problem solving skills, and along the way will help you enjoy, appreciate, and expand your knowledge of mathematics.

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

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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.


Middle School A

When: Saturdays and Sundays, January 29 to May 8, 2022
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MSA+ Maggie Feurtado Saturdays 10am - 12pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 , 3/26 , 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 , 4/23 , 4/30, 5/7.
MSA Maggie Feurtado Saturdays 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 , 3/26 , 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 , 4/23 , 4/30, 5/7.
MSA+ Amy Lee Sundays 10am - 12pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 , 3/27 , 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 , 4/24 , 5/1, 5/8.

MS A is appropriate for students who are new to problem-solving. In addition to having a strong interest in learning mathematics above and beyond the school curriculum, they should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents. Topics and sample questions.

Note: Due to high interest, we are offering multiple sections of this course this semester. They constitute the same course but the “+” sections, when available, are taught at a deeper level and designed for students who have already taken this class 2 or more semesters in the past.


Middle School B

When: Saturdays and Sundays,January 29 to May 8, 2022
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MSB+ Sheila Miller Saturdays 10am - 12 pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 , 3/26 , 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 , 4/23 , 4/30, 5/7.
MSB Jan Siwanowicz Sundays 10am - 12pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 , 3/27 , 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 , 4/24 , 5/1, 5/8.

MS B is appropriate for students who have strong arithmetic skills and have some basic experience with algebra. They should have the equivalent of 2-4 semesters of MS A. Topics and sample questions.

Note: Due to high interest, we are offering multiple sections of this course this semester. They constitute the same course but the “+” sections, when available, are taught at a deeper level and designed for students who have already taken this class 2 or more semesters in the past.


Middle School C

When: Saturdays and Sundays, January 29 to May 8, 2022
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MSC+ David Gomprecht Saturdays 10am - 12 pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 , 3/26 , 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 , 4/23 , 4/30, 5/7.

MS C is appropriate for students who have strong arithmetic skills and considerable experience with algebra including some exposure to Algebra 1. They should have the equivalent of 2-4 semesters of MS B. Topics to be covered include continued fractions, graph theory, and Vieta’s formulas. Topics and sample questions.

Note: Due to high interest, we are offering multiple sections of this course this semester. They constitute the same course but the “+” sections, when available, are taught at a deeper level and designed for students who have already taken this class 2 or more semesters in the past.


High School A

When: Saturdays and Sundays, January 29 to May 8, 2022
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
HSA+ Pei-Hsin Lin Sundays 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 , 3/27 , 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 , 4/24 , 5/1, 5/8.
HSA Daheng Shen Saturdays 10am - 12pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 , 3/26 , 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 , 4/23 , 4/30, 5/7.
HSA+ Jan Siwanowicz Saturdays, 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 , 3/26 , 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 , 4/23 , 4/30, 5/7.

HS A is appropriate for younger high 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.

Note: Due to high interest, we are offering multiple sections of this course this semester. They constitute the same course but the “+” sections, when available, are taught at a deeper level and designed for students who have already taken this class 2 or more semesters in the past.


High School B

When: Saturdays and Sundays, January 29 to May 8, 2022
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
HSB+ Misha Shklyar Saturdays 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 , 3/26 , 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 , 4/23 , 4/30, 5/7.
HSB Jan Siwanowicz Sundays 12:30pm - 2:30pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 , 3/27 , 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 , 4/24 , 5/1, 5/8.

HS B Students are expected to 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, such as prior NYMC or math team participation, 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

Note: Due to high interest, we are offering multiple sections of this course this semester. They constitute the same course but the “+” sections, when available, are taught at a deeper level and designed for students who have already taken this class 2 or more semesters in the past.


High School C

When: Saturdays, January 29 to May 8, 2022
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Instructor: Mr. David Gomprecht.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
HSC David Gomprecht Saturdays 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 , 3/26 , 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 , 4/23 , 4/30, 5/7.

HS C Students are expected to have taken pre-calculus and to have a deeper 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

When: Saturdays 10:00am to 12:00pm, January 29 to May 8, 2022
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Where: Online.
Instructor: Dr. Yury Ustinovskiy.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
College Bridge Dr. Ustinovskiy Saturdays 10am-12pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 , 3/26 , 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 , 4/23 , 4/30, 5/7.

College Bridge is a 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.

Dr. Ustinovskiy will cover some topics that typically appear on USAMO. These topics are not only useful for Olympiad participants but are also of intrinsic interest. There is a short placement test to identify suitable students. Topics.

Students already taking other classes may take this class as well if they meet the admission standards.


MS Contest Topics

When: Various Dates on Sundays
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $150. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MS CONTEST TOPICS 1 Pei-Hsin Lin Sundays 4pm to 6 pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23.
MS CONTEST TOPICS 2 Pei-Hsin Lin Sundays 4pm to 6 pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13.

MS CONTEST WORKSHOP 1 TOPICS: arithmetic, algebra, geometry (numeric/algebraic expressions/equations, percents/fractions, ratios/proportions, sequences/series/patterns, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, solid geometry)

MS CONTEST WORKSHOP 2 TOPICS: number theory, counting & probability, statistics (divisors/multiples, remainders/mods, counting, combinations/permutations, binomial probability, geometric probability, mean/median/mode/residues)

Please note that Workshop 2 assumes competence in algebra and geometry from Workshop 1, for topics like binomial probability and geometric probability.


Topic Workshops

When: December 2021 to January 2022
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $150. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
Mass Points Geometry Misha Shklyar Saturdays, 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22.
Introduction to Pythagorean Theorem Workshop Maggie Feurtado Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22.
Intermediate Pythagorean Theorem Workshop Maggie Feurtado Saturdays, 1:00pm to 3:00pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22.
Introduction to Graph Theory Daheng Shen Sundays, 1pm to 3pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 12/19, 1/16, 1/23.

Introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem: This 3-session workshop is for those who have not been exposed to the Pythagorean Theorem. It will include: an informal proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, a brief history of the Pythagorean Theorem, common Pythagorean triples and their multiples, determining whether or not a triangle is a right triangle, and application of the Pythagorean Theorem to find areas of composite figures. It will not include irrational numbers.

Intermediate Pythagorean: This 3-session workshop is for those who are familiar with Pythagorean triples It will include an informal proof of the Pythagorean theorem, special triangles, finding the third side of any right triangle, determining whether or not a triangle is a right triangle, and application of the Special triangles to find the area of composite figures. It will include irrational numbers.

Intro to Graph Theory: In 1736, famous mathematician Leonhard Euler "solved" the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg puzzle and thereby gave birth to a new topic in math: Graph Theory. In this workshop, we'll introduce Graph Theory and discuss topics such as Euler Path, Isomorphism, Planar Graph, Kuratowski's Theorem, and Euler's Formula. We will explore various games and puzzles that are related to Graph Theory.

Mass Point Geometry: This 3-session workshop is targeted at students who are fluent in the topics covered in Regents Geometry. In this workshop, we will see how Mass Points are related to medians, angle bisectors, and altitudes. We will use Mass Points to solve both AMC and AIME problems and to prove Ceva's Theorem and Menelaus' Theorem. If there is time, we may also solve some problems in 3D.

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Guest Speakers

When: December 11, 2021. Please read the description of the workshop to make sure it is suitable for your child. Students are only allowed to register for one course. Priority is given to current NYMC students.
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Fee: None!
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
Cryptanalysis 101 Jonathan Rolf December 11, 2021 @ 10am ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 12/11.
Winning Games: Luck or Logic Andrew Shue December 11, 2021 @ 11am ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 12/11.
Fermat’s Last Theorem Mervin Bierman December 11, 2021 @ 1pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 12/11.

Guest Speakers from National Security Agency (NSA): The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) leads the U.S. Government in cryptology that encompasses both signals intelligence (SIGINT) insights and cybersecurity products and services and enables computer network operations to gain a decisive advantage for the nation and our allies.

Cryptanalysis 101: Speaker: Jonathan Rolf. Target audience: Grades 4-6. Description: Students learn basic cryptology terminology and four classic encryption techniques plus the mathematics behind the cryptanalysis (frequency counts and cipher patterns). Students decrypt several messages using substitution and transposition techniques.

Winning Games: Luck or Logic: Speaker: Andrew Shue Target audience: Grades 6-8 Description: Students are introduced to the basic concepts of game theory. They play familiar games such as tic-tac-toe and rock-paper- scissors and examine the strategies required to win or avoid losing. Students are also introduced to variations on these games and must extend their analysis to determine how to adapt winning strategies.

Fermat’s Last Theorem: Speaker: Mervin Bierman Target audience: Grades 8-12 Description: Fermat’s Last Theorem is a demonstration of the differences among a conjecture, a proof, and a theorem. In Number Theory, Fermat’s Last Theorem states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than two. Students are offered two potential ‘answers’ and are asked to prove or disprove these solutions, demonstrating the rigor a proof must meet. SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR IS REQUIRED.


Middle School A

When: Saturdays and Sundays, September 25, 2021 to December 5, 2021
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MSA+ Maggie Feurtado Saturdays 10am - 12pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27,12/4.
MSA Maggie Feurtado Saturdays 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27,12/4.
MSA+ Amy Lee Sundays 10am - 12pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,11/28,12/5.

MS A is appropriate for students who are new to problem-solving. In addition to having a strong interest in learning mathematics above and beyond the school curriculum, they should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents. Topics and sample questions.

Note: Due to high interest, we are offering multiple sections of this course this semester. They constitute the same course but the “+” sections, when available, are taught at a deeper level and designed for students who have already taken this class 2 or more semesters in the past.


Middle School B

When: Saturdays and Sundays, September 25, 2021 to December 5, 2021
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MSB+ Sheila Miller Saturdays 10am - 12 pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27,12/4.
MSB Jan Siwanowicz Sundays 10am - 12pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,11/28,12/5.

MS B is appropriate for students who have strong arithmetic skills and have some basic experience with algebra. They should have the equivalent of 2-4 semesters of MS A. Topics and sample questions.

Note: Due to high interest, we are offering multiple sections of this course this semester. They constitute the same course but the “+” sections, when available, are taught at a deeper level and designed for students who have already taken this class 2 or more semesters in the past.


Middle School C

When: Saturdays and Sundays, September 25, 2021 to December 5, 2021
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MSC Barry Weng Sundays 10am - 12pm ONLINE Canceled
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,11/28,12/5.
MSC+ David Gomprecht Saturdays 10am - 12 pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27,12/4.

MS C is appropriate for students who have strong arithmetic skills and considerable experience with algebra including some exposure to Algebra 1. They should have the equivalent of 2-4 semesters of MS B. Topics to be covered include continued fractions, graph theory, and Vieta’s formulas. Topics and sample questions.

Note: Due to high interest, we are offering multiple sections of this course this semester. They constitute the same course but the “+” sections, when available, are taught at a deeper level and designed for students who have already taken this class 2 or more semesters in the past.


High School A

When: Saturdays and Sundays, September 25, 2021 to December 5, 2021
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
HSA+ Pei-Hsin Lin Sundays 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,11/28,12/5.
HSA Daheng Shen Saturdays 10am - 12pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27,12/4.
HSA+ Jan Siwanowicz Saturdays, 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27,12/4.

HS A is appropriate for younger high 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.

Note: Due to high interest, we are offering multiple sections of this course this semester. They constitute the same course but the “+” sections, when available, are taught at a deeper level and designed for students who have already taken this class 2 or more semesters in the past.


High School B

When: Saturdays and Sundays, September 25, 2021 to December 5, 2021
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
HSB+ Misha Shklyar Saturdays 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27,12/4.
HSB Jan Siwanowicz Sundays 12:30pm - 2:30pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,11/28,12/5.

HS B Students are expected to 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, such as prior NYMC or math team participation, 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

Note: Due to high interest, we are offering multiple sections of this course this semester. They constitute the same course but the “+” sections, when available, are taught at a deeper level and designed for students who have already taken this class 2 or more semesters in the past.


High School C

When: Saturdays, September 25, 2021 - December 4, 2021
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Instructor: Mr. David Gomprecht.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
HSC David Gomprecht Saturdays 1pm - 3pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27,12/4.

HS C Students are expected to have taken pre-calculus and to have a deeper 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

When: Saturdays 10:00am to 12:00pm, September 25, 2021 - December 4, 2021
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Where: Online.
Instructor: Dr. Yury Ustinovskiy.
Registration fee: $345. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
College Bridge Dr. Ustinovskiy Saturdays 10am-12pm ONLINE Closed
Location: Online.
Schedule: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27,12/4.

College Bridge is a 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.

Dr. Ustinovskiy will cover some topics that typically appear on USAMO. These topics are not only useful for Olympiad participants but are also of intrinsic interest. There is a short placement test to identify suitable students. Topics.

Students already taking other classes may take this class as well if they meet the admission standards.


MS Contest Topics

When: 11/14, 11/21,12/5 Sundays
Click on a course to see schedule details.
Registration fee: $150. (Fee may be reduced based on financial need; see FAQ).
Locations:
ONLINE: Online
  Instructor Times Loc. Room  
MS CONTEST TOPICS Pei-Hsin Lin Sundays 4pm to 6 pm ONLINE Register
Location: Online.
Schedule: 11/14, 11/21,12/5.

This mini-course consists of 3 workshops that cover topics encountered in Middle School Math Contests such as Mathcounts. Students who are not currently in our program should contact admin at info@nymathcircle.org. FREE registration for AMC 8 is included - email us for a registration link.

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 government assistance, such as a Medicaid card, or Food Stamp (SNAP) letter. Free/reduced school lunch letters no longer qualify for financial aid.

    If you do not receive any government benefits, you may still qualify 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.