About RSM-Bellevue:

RSM-Bellevue is the first branch of the Russian School of Mathematics in the state of Washington!

RSM-Bellevue opened in 2012 in response to the strong demand for after-school math enrichment for K-12 students in the Bellevue area. Today, the school serves families in Bellevue and the surrounding communities of Redmond, Seattle, Kirkland, Renton, Sudbury, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Bothell, Chelmsford, and Issaquah.

As a branch of the award-winning Russian School of Mathematics, our mission is to use a well-structured teaching strategy to help students build a solid math foundation and develop lifelong critical thinking skills. RSM is fully accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), ensuring that each aspect of our program has been carefully evaluated against state standards and that local schools accept and acknowledge our transcripts.

We are conveniently located at 13122 NE 20th St., Suite # 100, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Thank you for voting us as the winners of the Parent Map magazine's Golden Teddy Award for best after school program for two consecutive years!

Golden Teddy Award - 2015       Golden Teddy Award - 2016    Golden Teddy Award - 2017  Golden Teddy Award - 2018Golden Teddy Award - 2016    

About the Principal

Darena Gateva, Principal

Darena Gateva

Education: M.S., Economics, University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria

Having worked with young children for many years in Bulgaria and the US, Darena Gateva became a teacher at RSM in 2008.  She taught in the school’s Newton, Lexington, and Andover branches before relocating to the Seattle area.  Her beloved students know her as “Mrs. D.”

Darena enjoys the cultural diversity of the Seattle area and believes it creates a very rich environment for developing minds. She finds working with children inspiring and exhilarating. As an RSM parent since 2007, she appreciates working with other parents and guardians who value education and seek the best for their children. Her goal for RSM-Bellevue is to build a strong community of people for whom education and ongoing learning are priorities.

She believes that education is about sharing, and she endeavors to transfer the knowledge she has gained to her students in an exciting and challenging way.

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