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Math Competition Preparation at RSM

Our selective and tiered competitions program prepares students for the full array of national and international math Olympiads.

Competition Programs

In addition to our core program, the competition track is designed for students interested in advanced mathematical topics as well as participating in elite math competitions.

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RSM Core Program

We believe that success with math competitions comes first with a deep and broad foundation in mathematics that is best delivered in our core classes. Our multi-level curricula ensure that all students are appropriately challenged and moving between levels is always a possibility. In our advanced levels, students will regularly meet with competition-like problems that encourage them to push to the boundaries of their ability.

Open to all students in grades K-12

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Math Competition Preparation (MCP)

The goal of this program is to prepare students for regional and national math competitions. MCP curriculum and problem solving strategies are designed by experienced specialists in competition preparation. MCP also serves as a gateway for NMCP - our most advanced competitions preparation program.

Competition focus includes: AMC8, Math Kangaroo, ARML, MOEMS, Russian Math Olympiad, Purple Comet! Math Meet (middle school).  

Interested students must submit application for review by competition faculty. Call us at 617-362-3555 or email us at online.competition@russianschool.com 

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National Math Competition Preparation (NMCP)

This is a highly selective program that works to prepare students for the full circuit of elite national and international mathematical competitions — those that require intellectual agility as well as more traditional math olympiads that necessitate mathematical depth, rigor, and creativity.

Competition focus includes: AMC8, AMC10, AMC12, AIME, US(J)AMO

A maximum of 200 students are selected each year based on applications reviewed by competition faculty. 

Individual Competitions

Our competition faculty coach their students on special topics, practice tests, and previous year's competitions to prepare them to earn top marks on the nation's most challenging math competitions.


AMC 8/10/12, AIME

A series of math competitions in America for middle and high school students, the American Math Competitions (AMC) serve as a gateway for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), the qualifier for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO).


Math Kangaroo

An international math competition open to all students in grades 1 - 12 but particularly popular among elementary school students, the Math Kangaroo offers a variety of non-standard problems that serve as a great introduction to the world of math competitions for young students.


80% of students in the competitions program placed on the AMC8!


Russian Math Olympiad

A challenging Olympiad in the tradition of European Mathematical Olympiads with complex problems that promote a deeper level of thinking for even the most advanced students.

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Math Prize for Girls

A serious invitational open only to those young women who earned top scores on the AMC 10/12.


21,000 Math Kangaroo winners across the nation!


75% of NMCP high-school students qualified for AIME, with 2 moving on to the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad, the most elite math competition in the United States.

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Team Competition

Our competitive teams consist of students of different grades who train, work, and compete together, guided by their coach to earn top scores on the most challenging math team competitions in the country.

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Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament

One of the largest and most prestigious high school math competitions in the world, HMMT draws close to 1000 students from around the globe, including top scorers at national and international Olympiads.



The Math Majors of America Tournament for High Schools is a team competition conducted by a network of universities across the country.

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6th out of 150 teams!

Our students placed 6th on the most prestigious math tournament for high schools in the world - the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT).

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PuMaC Division A

The Princeton University Mathematics Competition is an annual competition run by the Princeton University Math Club. Participants from all over the US and various international teams converge on the Princeton University campus for one day to participate.

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The United States Math Competition Association (USMCA) is a collaboration of U.S. college-run math competitions, including PUMAC and MMATHs, devoted to promoting interest in math and giving the best math contest experience to all competitors.


Team RSM finished 1st out of 49 teams in the Maple Region of the Mandlebrot Competition.

Our Coaches

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Dr. Jan Shubert

The head of our program, many of Jan’s students are among the winners of national math competitions and have gone on to major in math as undergraduates at Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and Cambridge University --Ph.D. in Physics, Moscow State University

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Dr. Alexander Zelenskiy

A member of the organizing committee of the “Lomonosov” Olympiad, Alex has authored 8 books on preparation methodology for various types of math contests and Olympiads --Ph.D. and Associate Prof. in Mathematics, Moscow State University

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Andrey Polin

With a focus on creating innovative competition-style problems, Andrey’s training in advanced probability theory and statistics makes him an indispensable member of our team --M.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Moscow State University

Do you have a background in competitive mathematics? Join our faculty.


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