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Russian School of Mathematics branch in Arlington

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A new private school is enrolling not far from Ottoson.

The Russian School of Mathematics is offering after-school instruction at 4 Appleton, in St. Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church. 

Principal Zara Khanjyan provided some background.

“The goal of our program is to build deep understanding and to develop logical and critical thinking,” she wrote. “We use the rigorous study of mathematics to develop our students' math fluency, intellect and character.”

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Asked how many employees are involved, she advised that Arlington is the campus school of our Lexington location, and there are around 60 employees shared between branches.

As to the number of students sought, she offered no specific number: “We are enrolling throughout the school year and hoping to grow fast.”

The Arlington branch is operating Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Weekday open hours are from 1 to 9 p.m.; weekends are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“All our teachers have a background in mathematics or related fields and a deep passion for the subject,” she wrote. “Our extensive training program prepares our teacher to teach according to our specific methodology.”

Asked to comment about how the school aims to reach its goals, she wrote simply: “Math brings order to the mind.”

As to why Russians are perceived to be better at math than people from Western nations, she responded, “According to Russian tradition, the study of mathematics is the preeminent tool of mental development. The top academic minds of the Soviet Union were then tasked with developing a curriculum and methodology with this tenet at its core.”

She noted that math education was fundamental education in all countries of the former Soviet Union, “and this is what we are trying to implement here, but certainly adjusting to the U.S. environment.”

The principal is from Armenia and moved to the United States long after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R.



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