About Our School
The primary activity of Northwest Academy of Sciences
is to operate a School of Mathematics for children whose
educational needs are not served at other schools in the
community. Overall, the School is organized using educational
ideas and principles of Russian mathematical circles. We present formal instruction
of mathematical theory with strong emphasis on formal
mathematical proofs of theorems and building a subject area up
from basic axioms. The regular curriculum includes classes in
Geometry, Logic, Number Theory, Graph Theory, Game Theory,
Probability Theory, Combinatorics, Math Analysis, Topology,
Metric Spaces, Problem Solving, and some other areas of
NAS also runs the School of Programming, where we emphasize teaching the art of programming – proper programming techniques, algorithms, elements of mathematical theory.
We have also offered classes in physics and computer architecture.
Our teachers are highly qualified individ9uals who have a lot of past experience with Mathematical Circles and programming. Most of them have been students at schools like ours in
the past, and successfully competed in Mathematics and Programming Olympiads. All our teachers are the enthusiasts who are devoted to quality education
and enjoy it.
We expect strong interest and commitment from our students and their parents.
Our school is located in Seattle, on the Eastside. We
operate our classes in a few different locations in Kirkland and
Our school started in 2002, as a Mathematical Circle.
It was organized by a group of parents and teachers who wanted to provide children with quality education in mathematics and the social
environment that rewards academic achievement and encourages free
thought. As number of our teachers and students
grew, we have started another Mathematical Circle for the younger
students. In 2006, Northwest Academy of Sciences was
formally organized as a non-profit school.
Our classes are held weekly during the school year. We have
several classes for the students of different levels and ages.
you can lean more about our
In the 2010-2011 school year, several new math circles are to be
open at the Eastside. These circles are for students in grades
4-5 and in grades 6-8. For the additional information, check the
Prime Factor Math Circle
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