Mathematics courses at George School serve a variety of purposes. They stimulate the imagination while developing and polishing basic skills. They prepare many students for the study of higher-level mathematics in college while acquainting all students with a broad array of mathematical methods and computing technology. Our goal is to help students develop the ability to think mathematically—to analyze, to synthesize, and to hypothesize—making use of mathematics both as a language and as a methodology.
The department offers courses ranging from basic algebra to beyond calculus. In order to provide appropriately challenging and supportive classes, students are grouped according to mathematical facility and interest. Course recommendations and decisions about placement are based primarily on a student’s previous coursework, recent performance, and future plans.