In September 2015, SchoolNova opened math clubs for middle and high school students. In 2017 we added math clubs for elementary school students, and in 2018 we began to offer Physics clubs.
Until this year, all clubs were free of charge for all SchoolNova students, and Advanced clubs were available and free for anyone from the community who love math and physics.
Maintaining 11 clubs for a total of 153 students became a substantial financial burden for the school. We had to pay to 11 instructors and 7 teaching assistants, allocating money from the general tuition. All clubs cost the school over $40K (including overhead).
SchoolNova's Board of Directors has decided to charge tuition fees from the most expensive clubs (for elementary school students), at least until we will find a donor who will agree to cover all expenses.
Starting this school year (2020-2021), we begin to charge a $430 flat fee for attending math clubs for elementary school students (grades 1 to 4).
- Math clubs for elementary school children:
Clubs 1–4 require to pay a flat fee of $430 plus about $70 material fee (this is roughly the cost of materials, but parents will be advised if they need to buy something themselves). A number of sessions throughout the year - 26. The duration of each session - 60 minutes. To be enrolled to clubs 1– 4 student has to take a regular math class at SchoolNova.
Enrollment requirements for math clubs 1, 2, 3 and 4:
1. Academic eligibility criteria:
To be enrolled to math clubs 1– 4 student should attend a regular math class at SN and be a 1st grader for math club 1, etc.
2. Attendance eligibility criteria:
If your family misses more than 20% of clubs sessions, you won't be eligible for the math club next year
3. Financial eligibility criteria: Tuition for all club's sessions should be paid during the 1st tuition collection in September for the entire year (by September 25). Material fee should be paid to school by September 25.
If your family has a past due balance two weeks after a deadline, children might be removed from math clubs
- Math clubs for middle school children:
- Club 5 For grades 5 - 6. Instructor: Vibha Mane. Read more ...
- Club 6 For middle school students (grades 6-9). Instructor - Corina Mata. Read more ...
Clubs 5 and 6 are free of charge and only require some material fee (TBA later). To be enrolled to math clubs student has to take a regular math class at SchoolNova.
- Math club for high school children:
- Advanced Math Problem Solving club (grades 9 - 12). Instructor: Alexander Kirillov. Read more ...
There is NO material fee for Advanced Math club. Students are not required to take any other classes at SchoolNova.
Physics clubs:
- Physics Club (grades 7 - 9) Instructor - Sergey Suchalkin.
To be enrolled in the regular Physics club students have to take a regular Physics class at SchoolNova.
- Advanced Physics Club (grades 10 - 12): Instructors: Zohar Komargodski, Sasha Abanov, Sergey Suchalkin. Read more ...
The participation in both Physics clubs is free of charge for all students.
To register for the Advanced Physics club for high school students, please, email to apc@schoolnova.org.
You don't have to take classes at SchoolNova to attend Advanced Math and Advanced Physics clubs. No tuition and no material fee are required for attending.