We welcome new students to our program! SF Math Circle is designed to be a safe and enjoyable place for students who like to solve problems and do mathematics. While students don't have to identify as loving math from the onset, they should at least have an open mind about trying out SF Math Circle and demonstrate enthusiasm for the program within the first two weeks. In order to help your students get a sense of whether they would like our program, please show them our SF Math Circle video. Additionally, the parent should review our Elementary Parent Handbook to get a sense of our policies and if we are a good fit for your family. 

We charge a $58 application fee/deposit which covers the cost of the first two out the of ten sessions. Students can try SF Math Circle for the first two sessions, and if it is not for them, they may opt out of the remaining sessions. If the child decides to stay, the $58 goes towards the full cost. For example, families paying the full $292 would then have $234 remaining balance for students who decide to continue. 

If you participated in our Fall 2015, DO NOT use this application. You should use our registration page, which was sent to you in an email. If you cannot find this email, please contact us at sfmathcircle@gmail.com. 

If you participated in SF Math Circle's Math Camp, in previous years, or at a previous location but NOT in Fall 2015 at SFSU, please also use this application form. 

SPRING 2016 Application Instructions:

  • Discuss with your child(ren) the nature of the program and the child's reasons for wanting to participate. If they are enthusiastic, please continue with the next steps, making sure to collect their reasons to add to the application. 
  • Complete the online application here
  • Pay the "DEPOSIT" per student here. DO NOT use the "Variable" amount. 
  • (Optional) Complete a Sliding Scale form and mail or email it to us


Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm: 2-3rd grade class, 4-6th grade class
Tuesdays 5:15-6:15pm: 2-3rd grade class, 4-5th grade class

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm: 2-3rd grade class, (4-5th grade class cancelled)
Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm: 2-3rd grade class, (4-5th grade class full) 

SPACE AVAILABLE in the sessions above. 2-3rd grade classes have limited availability. Feel free to contact us for available space BEFORE making a deposit. 



We have 4 tiers of costs that are based on financial need. The first tier is the full cost of $300. The other tiers are $200, and $100, and $0 and require the completion of our Sliding Scale application in order to qualify.  Send via mail or scan and email it us at sfmathcircle@gmail.com. 

Application Fee/Deposit

A $58 application fee/deposit is due for all tiers in order to secure a spot. Families who want to apply for the $0 tier can submit their application without the deposit, but the child's spot will only be secured upon approval of the Sliding Scale Application. We sometimes call it "$60" because we like rounding, the deposit is actually $58 plus a convenience fee of $1.60. If for some reason you are not able to pay online, please contact us to make other arrangements. This fee is non-refundable; thank you for your understanding. Please feel free to contact us to confirm availability in your preferred day/time before paying the application fee. 

Trial Period

The $58.60 application fee/deposit will go towards the full cost.  It allows the new student to try the first two weeks of the program. 

Remaining Balance

After the first two weeks of the program, the remaining balance is due in order to continue in the program. For students who wish to opt out, we ask that you email us so we can update our rosters and not send continued reminders of payment. 


If you participated in our Fall 2015, DO NOT use this application. You should use our registration page, which was sent to you in an email. If you cannot find this email, please contact us at sfmathcircle@gmail.com.