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 2019 Quarter
Week of September 30, 2019–December 5, 2019
Winter 2020 Quarter
Week of January 6, 2020–March 12, 2020
Spring 2020 Quarter
Week of April 6, 2020–June 11, 2020
All Circles meet on Thursday evenings at Stanford University’s campus.
The Elementary Circle has a session that meet Wednesdays and another session that meets on Thursdays in each time slot. Students are placed into one of these weekly courses.
1st & 2nd
- Session Times: 5:30–6:30pm and 6:30–7:30pm
3rd & 4th
- Session Times: 5:30–6:30pm, 6:30–7:30pm, and 7:30–8:30pm
Middle School Circle
The Middle School Circle has sessions that meet on Thursdays.
5th & 6th
- Session Time: 5:45–7:00pm and 7:15–8:30pm
7th & 8th
- Session Time: 6:10–7:50pm
High School Circle
The Advanced Circle has a session that meets on Thursdays.
- Session Time: 6:00–8:00pm
The fee for participation is $350 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. The financial aid application is available at the time of applying to the Math Circle.