What do Sessions Look Like?
We advocate a classic academic routine with emphasis on logic and mental math. Since paper-and-pencil calculation demands careful attention to numbers and bookkeeping rules, students usually do written computation mechanically with very little sense of what they are actually doing. Mental computation forces students to think about how numbers relate, and incorporate basic arithmetic properties; we avoid calculators whenever possible.
Each session includes homework discussion along with a review of previous material. In harmony with the classic academic approach, the introduction of a new topic is given in lecture form with questions welcomed. Then we discuss sample problems, both by brainstorming and by individual student-teacher interaction, followed by class work on the new material. Finally, homework is assigned with comments and hints.
We have high expectations for student performance and active student participation. So come prepared to engage!
How Do Class Assignments Happen?
Classic Math School is intended for children ages 6 - 17 (K - 12th grades). The usual class size is 8 to 10 students, which allows for individualized instruction and attention. We use an interactive Placement Test to determine each student’s math level. Students are therefore placed into classes according to their skills, not their grade level. Each class has two-hour sessions once a week. The duration of all courses is two semesters, 15 weeks each; students who want to continue their education at the school will be placed in the next class according to their achievements.
How to Become a Student?
We accept online applications all year long. All new students are required to take a placement test. In addition to the test, every student is interviewed by a teacher for a more accurate assessment. The test results are discussed with the parents along with placement recommendations.
The placement test is designed for meticulous assessment of students’ math skills, so students of similar math backgrounds placed into the same class.
Generally we enroll on a “first come, first serve” basis, however, returning students have priority. Spaces are limited; if no spaces in the appropriate classes remain, students will be placed on a waiting list.
|Application Fee *||WAIVED if applied and paid in full before 8/1/2021||$45|
|Placement Test||Mandatory for all grades. Free with $100 non-refundable tuition deposit||$45|
|Interview Fee||WAIVED if applied and paid in full before 8/1/2021||$40|
|Late Payment Fee||If tuition is not paid in full one week before the first session||$100|
For NEW STUDENTS ONLY: free application period ends 24 hours after the Placement Test has been taken.
|One Semester (15 weeks)||Full School Year (30 weeks)|
|Basic Math I, Basic Math II, |
Advanced Counting I, Advanced Counting II,
Key to Algebra.
|Transition Algebra, Algebra I,|
Geometry, Algebra II,
*$100 non-refundable deposit is part of any payment.
We accept payment via check or Zelle transfer.
To pay by check, please make the payment out to Classic Math School, write your student name on the check, and mail the check to 3350 Wolcott Common, Fremont CA, 94538.
100% of paid tuition except $100 non-refundable deposit can be issued, if requested one week before the first session.
80% of paid tuition except $100 non-refundable deposit can be issued to NEW STUDENT ONLY if requested in 24 hours after the first session.
All additional fees are non-refundable.