Fall 2019 registration is now available!

Please note: If you would like to register for Math Circle but are unable to pay the full tuition, we offer generous financial aid so you can pay only what you can afford! If you are applying for financial aid, please follow the instructions in the Cost & Scholarships section below.

Quick Program Info

Enrollment: Open to the public

Location: Lowell High School, 1101 Eucalyptus Drive (click for a Google Map)

Cost: $420 per 12-week term (We offer financial aid! See below for more details)

Grade levels: 6th-8th grade

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 4:15-5:25pm

Program Details

About us

At the San Francisco Math Circle, we explore the fun side of math! The SF Math Circle is an extracurricular math enrichment program that gives students an opportunity to develop their mathematical thinking skills in a supportive, collaborative, and fun environment. We promote positive attitudes towards math and learning through engaging, hands-on puzzles and games that involve both creativity and critical thinking.

You can find more about our approach to math and math education here.

Please note that our focus is primarily on helping students to engage in creative mathematical exploration and problem-solving rather than building their skills in arithmetic or other traditional K-12 math.


This program meets at Lowell High School (click for a Google Map). The exact classroom will be included in the welcome letter for registered students.


Cost & Scholarships

The tuition for the Middle School Math Circle at Lowell is $420 per 12-week term ($35 per week). The tuition we charge allows us to cover the costs of the resources we provide, including:

  • Activity design and development

  • Instructor training and preparation

  • Weekly snacks for students

  • SF Math Circle T-shirts for students

Financial Aid

We are committed to making our programs accessible to all students. We partner with ActivityHero to provide reduced tuition scholarships to families based on financial need, so they only pay what they can afford. In order to be eligible for reduced tuition, families must complete an ActivityHero scholarship application and provide income verification.

Reduced Tuition Scholarship Instructions:
If you would like to apply for a reduced tuition scholarship, please follow these steps:

  • To start, visit ActivityHero's Class Scholarship Application page, add the scholarship application to your cart, and proceed to checkout.

  • Next, after you read over the ActivityHero scholarship policies and click the "Confirm" button, you'll be directed to fill out the ActivityHero scholarship application. ActivityHero's scholarship application requires you to do the following:

    • Report your family's income and provide documentation that the ActivityHero staff can use to verify your income. This documentation (which can be uploaded electronically or mailed to ActivityHero) can be one of the following:

      • 2018 tax return

      • Free or reduced lunch qualification letter

      • Unemployment check, voucher or SSI

    • Add the Math Circle session(s) you want to your cart, but do not check out with this session or you will be charged the full tuition price. (If the session you want is full, please join the wait list.)

    • Report the amount you are able to pay for Math Circle this semester. There are a range of options, from $20 up to $400.

  • Once you have completed and submitted your application (including providing documentation for income verification and adding the Math Circle session(s) you want to your cart), the ActivityHero staff will review your application. This may take 1-3 business days. When it is approved, you will receive an email from ActivityHero with instructions on how to complete the registration for the session(s) you have placed in your cart.

Please note that you must fill out a separate scholarship application for each student you want to enroll in Math Circle for the fall semester.

If you would like more details about our scholarships or if you have any questions about scholarships, please contact us at info@sfmathcircle.org.

Class Schedule

The Middle School Math Circle at Lowell will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 4:15-5:25pm.

We will begin each class with 5-10 minutes of snack time before getting into the activities.

The fall term will have 12 sessions, starting in September and ending in December.

Dates: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10 (No Math Circle 10/1 or 11/26)

All dates and times are tentative and subject to change.