RSM-Naperville is the first branch of the Russian School of Mathematics in the Greater Chicago area. The school opened in the fall of 2012 and now serves K- 12 students from Naperville and the surrounding communities of Lisle, Oak Brook, Downers Grove, Newton, Westmont, Hinsdale, Chicago, Clarendon Hills and Darien.
Our mission is to use RSM’s well-structured teaching strategy to help our students build a solid math foundation and develop lifelong critical thinking skills. Our classroom-based approach is an alternative to math tutoring in Naperville that creates lasting results for students and parents.
At RSM-Naperville, we believe that a quality mathematics education is one of the most powerful tools you can provide a child. We view the widespread aversion to math in the U.S. culture as a major problem. We strive to create a counter culture that embraces math as both exciting and useful. RSM is not just designed for students who intend to study math in college. It is designed to help widen opportunities in all fields by enhancing logic and critical thinking skills, developing math-specific abilities, and fostering a deep appreciation for the subject.
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About the Principal
Dr. Mikhail Korenman
Education: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University
Mikhail Korenman has been teaching science for over 25 years in Russia and the United States. He was an Assistant Principal of Gymnasia #1, the first city-wide magnet school in Voronezh, Russia. He has also been involved in teaching chess to K-12 students since 2007.