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, with extra sessions on Wednesday for Elementary school. 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 2018 Quarter

Week of September 24, 2018–December 6, 2018

Winter 2019 Quarter

Week of January 7, 2019–March 11, 2019

Spring 2019 Quarter

Week of April 1, 2019–June 3, 2019


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

Elementary Circle

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: 5:15–6:15pm and 6:15–7:15pm

3rd & 4th

  • Session Times: 5:15–6:15pm, 6:15–7:15pm, and 7:15–8:15pm

Middle School Circle

5th & 6th

  • Session Time: 5:30–6:45pm and 7:00–8:15pm

7th & 8th

  • Session Time: 6:10–7:50pm

High School Circle


  • Session Time: 6:00–8:00pm 


The fee for participation is $300 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. Please email us to inquire about the financial aid application.