The mathematics program strives to empower students with analytical and problem-solving skills while providing them with a strong foundation for future college mathematics courses. All Middle and Upper School classes balance drills involving fundamental mathematical skills with the application of such skills in solving complex problems. As a result, they emerge from the program possessing a broad knowledge of mathematical tools and techniques, as well as a deep understanding of abstract concepts.
In the Middle School, students are placed in class groupings based on their exposure to, and their level of mastery of, various math concepts. A test is given to aid in the placement process.
In the Upper School, three years of mathematics are required and four are recommended. The goals of the department are to help students think clearly, to develop the ability to use inductive and deductive reasoning, and to strengthen the use of
mathematics and technology in solving problems.