Our students develop a strong foundation in basic mathematical skills, acquire sound computational and problem solving abilities, and develop strong thinking skills. Proficiency in math fundamentals, precision in communication, and the ability to reason quantitatively are also significant objectives of the math program.
The goals of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics inform our program. The Lower School program uses Envision Mathematics as the core of its program, stressing a sequential development of concepts and skills, and supplementing a traditional emphasis on math facts. The Upper School program is concept-driven and exposes students to a broad range of mathematics topics.
Math grouping is heterogeneous in the Lower School and grade five, and homogeneous in grades six through eight. There are advanced math groups in grade six, math and Pre-Algebra in grade seven, and Pre-Algebra and Algebra in grade eight. These varying levels meet students "where they are" in math learning, and our students receive individual attention within the framework of math instruction.