It’ll soon be readin’ & writin’ and Russian Math in Wellesley, as the Russian School of Mathematics expands into Wellesley Hills at 376 Washington St. (the space at one time housed a financial services firm).
The school, led by principal Andrew Gorlin, will offer K-12 classes, initially beginner-level ones as of Oct. 1. Students at higher levels will be able to transfer to the Wellesley location next year.
This will be hugely welcome news for parents in Wellesley who have been shuttling their kids to the school’s location in Newton in between regular school and other after-school activities such as baseball. Parents we’ve talked to rave about the program and have said the Russian School had been exploring locations in Wellesley for some time.
The Russian School of Math started up in 1997 and describes its approach like this: “The cornerstone of our program is the famous Russian teaching methodology, first suggested by Russian developmental psychologist L. Vygotsky and later developed by V. Davydov. One of it’s important features is the early introduction of algebra. This idea is just beginning to gain recognition in the US.”
Early introduction to geometry is also emphasized in the program.
Here’s a pricing chart for the Newton program to give you a sense of how much it would cost to send your kid to the school. The school is knocking off $50 per referral as well.
The Wellesley location is in addition to other branches of the school in Acton, Lexington, Framingham and elsewhere (including California and Kentucky).
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