Dates & Tuition

At Stanford Math Circles, we offer three math circle levels: Elementary, Middle School, and High School. All our classes meet on Thursday night. Our circles are offered throughout the academic year from September through May. Our circles fill quickly, so students are accepted on a lottery basis.


The Stanford Math Circle runs during the Stanford academic year, with 10 sessions each quarter. The fall quarter is from late September through early December, the winter quarter is from January through March, and in the spring quarter is from early April through early June. We do not offer a summer quarter.

Fall 2017 Quarter

September 28, 2017–December 7, 2017

Winter 2018 Quarter

January 11, 2018–March 15, 2018

Spring 2018 Quarter

April 5, 2018–June 7, 2018


All Circles meet on Thursday evenings at Stanford University’s campus.

Elementary Circle

1st & 2nd

  • Session Length: 55 minutes
  • Session Times: 5:15–6:10pm and 6:15–7:10pm

3rd & 4th

  • Session Length: 55 minutes
  • Session Times: 5:15–6:10pm, 6:15–7:10pm, and 7:15–8:10pm

Middle School Circle

5th & 6th

  • Session Length: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Session Time: 5:30–6:45pm and 7:00–8:15pm

7th & 8th

  • Session Length: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Session Time: 6:10–7:50pm

High School Circle


  • Session Length: 2 hours
  • Session Time: 6:00–8:00pm 


The fee for participation is $275 per academic quarter.

This fee covers expenses for session leaders, website maintenance, administrative costs, and use of the Stanford University facilities.

Please note that financial aid is available and that we will not exclude students due to financial hardship, so please let us know if the fee would cause financial difficulty for your family.