Russian School of Mathematics

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Russian School of Mathematics
Location
Established in Newton, MA
Information
Type Private
Established 1997
Principal Inessa Rifkin, Irene Khavinson
Color(s) Blue, White
Nickname RSM, Russian School, Russian Math School
Website

The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an after school program that provides mathematics education for children attending K–12 of public and private schools. The school provides children the opportunity to advance in mathematics beyond the traditional school curriculum. The founder of RSM is Inessa Rifkin and co-founder is Irene Khavinson.[1]

The focus of RSM is on primary school mathematics. The high-school level classes offer preparation for standardized tests such as the SAT, SAT II and AP exams. Each class usually involves intensive reinforcement of the topic using many examples and exercises. Accompanied by classwork, all students are given homework to reinforce what they have learned.[2]

Locations[edit]

The after-school mathematics program was originally established in Boston,[3] inside Inessa Rifkin's living room.[4] Since then, RSM is one of the largest after-school math enrichment programs in the Northeast, and serves more than 10,000 students across seven states.[5] RSM also runs an overnight camp in Sunapee, New Hampshire.

Massachusetts[edit]

RSM has a significant academic presence in Massachusetts. There are twelve RSM schools throughout the state of Massachusetts—located in the cities of Acton, Andover, Belmont, Brookline, Framingham, Franklin, Lexington, Marblehead, Milton, Newton, Shrewsbury, Walpole, Wellesley, and Winchester.[6] RSM-Newton serves as the headquarters and is the largest branch of the Russian School of Mathematics. RSM-Newton serves 2,400 students weekly from more than 30 Boston and MetroWest communities.[7] In 2003, an RSM affiliate has also opened in Framingham, Massachusetts under the name of MetroWest School of Mathematics, now known as RSM-MetroWest.[8]

California[edit]

There are three RSM schools in the state of California—located in the cities of San Jose, San Mateo, and Irvine. There is now a new location in Sunnyvale.

Russian School of Mathematics established its presence in California after co-founder Irina Khavinson opened a school in Santa Clara County in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. Known as RSM-San Jose, the school serves over 800 students from San Jose and the surrounding communities of Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Mountain View and Fremont.[9]

RSM-San Mateo initially opened in Foster City in 2011, but later relocated to San Mateo in 2013. The school's math programs in San Mateo provide after-school math enrichment for K-12 students from San Mateo and the neighboring communities of Foster City, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, Menlo Park, Atherton, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, San Bruno, and Portola Valley. The school's principal is Yulia Bubnova.[10]

RSM-Irvine opened in 2012, in response to the strong demand from the families of K-12 students for after-school math programs in Irvine and Orange County. RSM-Irvine serves students from many surrounding communities, including Aliso Viejo, Newport Coast, Foothill Ranch, Newport Beach, Redondo Beach, Trabuco Canyon, Costa Mesa, Orange, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Diamond Bar and San Diego. The school principal is Alla Korinevskaya.[11]

Kentucky[edit]

There is one RSM school in the state of Kentucky—located in the city of Louisville. Opening its doors in 2005, RSM-Louisville was the first branch of the Russian School of Mathematics outside of Massachusetts. It serves more than 200 students from Louisville and the surrounding communities of Prospect, Crestwood, Goshen, Shelbyville, Pewee Valley, Mount Washington, Jeffersonville, Bowling Green and Elizabethtown. The school's principal is Leonid Madorsky.[12]

Illinois[edit]

There are two RSM schools in the state of Illinois. One is located in the city of Naperville and another in Wheeling. RSM-Naperville is the first branch of the Russian School of Mathematics in the Chicago area. This branch serves K- 12 students from Naperville and the surrounding communities of Lisle, Oak Brook, Downers Grove, Newton, Westmont, Hinsdale, Chicago, Clarendon Hills and Darien. The school's principal is Dr. Mikhail Korenman.[13] RSM-Wheeling is the second branch in Illinois and serves students from Buffalo Grove, Wheeling and other northern Chicago communities, including Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Riverwoods, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, Long Grove, Wilmette, Winnetka, and others. RSM-Glenview school's principle is Anna Kozhemyakov.[14]

Washington[edit]

There is one RSM school in the state of Washington—located in the city of Bellevue. Opening in 2012, RSM-Bellevue is the first branch of the Russian School of Mathematics in the state of Washington. The branch serves students in Bellevue and the surrounding communities of Redmond, Seattle, Kirkland, Renton, Sudbury, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Bothell, Chelmsford, and Issaquah. The school's principal is Darena Gateva.[15]

Connecticut[edit]

There is one RSM school in the state of Connecticut—located in the city of Rocky Hill. Opening its doors in 2013, RSM-Rocky Hill is the first branch of the Russian School of Mathematics to open in Connecticut.[16] The branch serves students in Rocky Hill and the Hartford communities of Glastonbury, West Hartford, Cromwell, Farmington, Middletown,Wethersfield, Manchester and South Windsor. The school's principal is Christopher Green.[17]

New Hampshire[edit]

There is one RSM school in the state of New Hampshire-located in the city of Nashua. RSM-Nashua is the first branch of the Russian School of Mathematics in the state of New Hampshire. The branch serves students in Nashua and the surrounding communities of Hudson, Litchfield, Hollis, Brookline, Bedford, Milford, Windham, and Pelham, New Hampshire; and Pepperell, Dracut, and North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The school's principal is Igor Chernin, who is also the principal of RSM-Acton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Our Founders". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Beth Teitel (March 15, 2016) There’s fear of math, and then there’s fear of Russian Math, Boston Globe
  3. ^ Donahue, Jane. "Russian School of Mathematics training brains to solve problems". The Naperville Sun. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  4. ^ ""From Russia with Math", New Documentary About Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) Selected For Winter Fest Film Festival". PR Newswire. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "10,000 Students Now Enrolled!!!". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "RSM:Massachusetts". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "About RSM-Newton". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "About RSM-MetroWest". RSM-MetroWest. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "About RSM-San Jose". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "About RSM-San Mateo". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "About RSM-Irvine". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "About RSM-Louisville". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "About RSM-Naperville". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Buffalo Grove". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  15. ^ "About RSM-Bellevue". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "After-school European math program coming to Conn". Associated Press. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "About RSM-Rocky Hill". Russian School of Mathematics. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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