The Upper School math program strives to afford students a positive experience in math class while challenging them in classes in which they are well placed and poised to succeed so they can pursue their math education with confidence.
We work to assure appropriate placement in courses that best support students’ intellectual development so they can do well in math, be able to use it when necessary and appreciate it for its beauty as well as its uses. In addition, we want students to improve their logical and deductive reasoning skills and to have confidence in their ability to figure things out on their own. Students attain a solid, working knowledge of mathematics and are able to communicate mathematics effectively both in writing and when speaking. In addition, students learn to manage a myriad of details, organize their thoughts and reflect on their thinking processes. Our long-term goal is to help students become better problem-solvers, not just in math class, but in their everyday lives.