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Positioned for Success

Whether our high school students need to shine on rigorous high school courses or college resumes, our math program prepares them to succeed whatever their goal.

Our students develop a mastery of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. We also work to prepare them for the SAT I, SAT II, AP tests, and math competitions.

How it works

Our high school program builds on the foundation laid in years before to further deepen our students' knowledge of advanced algebraic and geometric concepts as well as calculus. We also ensure our students are well prepared for university entrance exams, APs, and math competitions. 

Abstract thinking

Our students are exposed to math problems that require manipulating and integrating multiple abstract ideas - those that are new and already mastered. This way students master new concepts  on a deeper and connected level. 

Mental flexibility

We focus on perfecting our students' ability to leverage their deep math foundation, logic, and reasoning skills in order to solve highly complex problems.

Challenge

Our rigorous instruction encourages students to perform to their full potential. Students are also familiarized with working under pressure, particularly as it relates to the examinations and competitions that may await them.

Environment

Students compete with one another and also collaborate to solve complex problems. They learn how to thrive in an environment of peers with competing ideas and intellect - preparing them for college and career.  

With multiple levels in each grade, from beginner to competition, we are able to ensure that each child is placed in an environment best suited to them.

I - Accelerated Level

Often the best fit for new students, this curriculum is designed to meet students where they are and bring them to the level of international standards.

II - Advanced Level

Most students continue to this level, where we offer a challenging mathematics curriculum that provides the deep understanding, reasoning skills, and confidence needed for success from elementary through honors high school and beyond.

III - Honors Level

This rigorous curriculum goes into great depth on the topics covered in the advanced level, and regularly employs competition-level problems that encourage students to push the boundaries of their abilities. Many students in Honors also choose to participate in math competitions.

Competitions Programs

Success with math competitions comes first with the deep and broad foundation best delivered in our core classes. For those interested in a more focused study of competition materials, we offer a selective competitions program that prepares novice and veteran competitors alike for the full array of national and international math competitions.

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What to Expect

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2 - 4 hours per week

Students may choose to enroll in algebra, geometry, or both, with classes varying from 2 hrs to 4 hrs per week combined.

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The Classroom

A classroom environment is key to our methodology. Classes consist of an average of 12 students with an expert teacher leading an interactive lesson.

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Homework

Homework is assigned each week to reinforce what was taught in class.

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A Unique Curriculum

Perfected over two decades by our team of gifted academics, our curriculum is inspired by elite mathematical schools in the former Soviet Union and adapted for the U.S. educational environment.

Our Results

Our students excel in school, on math competitions, and are accepted to the universities of their choice.

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Team RSM places 6th out of 150 on the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament
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Average 11th Grade Math SAT score
75%
of our competition program high-school students qualified for AIME
50k+
RSM alumni go on to attend the top universities in the world
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Ms. Kozlova, We are four of your former students and we wanted to let you know that we were all accepted to MIT. We're thrilled to join the class of 2020 this fall! Reaching this milestone would not have been possible without your dedication to our classes.
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Frequently asked questions

Is High School too late for my child to begin your program?

Though we believe it is best to begin mathematical training early, high school is not too late to start our program. During your evaluation, the principal will discuss your goals with you and your child, and explain how our program can best help you meet them.

Why are you called the "Russian" School of Math?

The “Russian” comes from our approach - which is based on elite math schools in the former Soviet Union, adapted to the U.S. environment. According to Russian tradition - the study of mathematics is the pre-eminent tool of mental development. We teach math in a way that not only builds mathematical excellence, but also develops intellect and character.

Where does your curriculum come from?

We offer one continuous curriculum, from K-12. Our curriculum and methodology, perfected over 20 years by our team of gifted academics, is inspired by elite mathematical schools in the former Soviet Union, adapted for the American educational environment.

How big are your classes? What is the teacher to student ratio?

Our average class size is 12, and with three levels per grade we're able to ensure that each child is placed in a class that is appropriately challenging. Classrooms are an essential part of our methodology and curriculum as the environment enables students to verbalize and debate their ideas and exposes them to different ways of thinking.

How long are your classes?

Depending on which courses a student is enrolled in, class-length may vary from 2 - 4 hrs per week.

How much homework should I expect?

The goal of homework is to reinforce what was taught in class. Our teachers assign just enough to strengthen the skills developed in class. Homework is an excellent tool for you to gauge your child’s learning. It should take approximately half the length of your child’s lesson to complete. If the homework takes an unreasonably long or short amount of time, that may be a red flag indicating that your child is not in an appropriate level.

Who are your teachers?

All of our teachers have a background in mathematics or a related field and have a passion for the subject. They also go through extensive training to teach according to our specific methodology and curriculum.

What is your tuition?

For specific tuition details, please visit the "tuition" section of your RSM branch of choice.

Is your program right for my child?

We have designed multiple levels for every grade specifically to be able to serve each child's development based on his or her knowledge and ability. We recommend scheduling a free evaluation, as these sessions enable us to get a sense of each child's needs and recommend a class that is best suited to him or her.

Will your program confuse my child in school?

The concepts that we cover are fundamental and we study them in depth. Children see concepts from a variety of different angles. This doesn’t lead to confusion but rather empowers students by deepening their understanding. Since our curriculum is generally ahead of public school, children will often first learn concepts at RSM. Once they master them, we find they can adapt to any school format.

Find out if our program is right for your child.
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