**The United Math Circles Foundation is an official umbrella organization for the Berkeley Math Circle. The United Math Circles Foundation is a non-profit organization.**

We had the exciting idea to launch a new math circle group for kids of elementary school age in the fall of 2009. The target age of this group was grades 1-3. The main objective of this group was to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics by introducing young children to the elements of mathematical culture.

The program received a warm response from the students and their parents. BMC Elementary program is now in its tenth year. The number of the participants has grown, and now there are two levels:

- BMC Elementary I, grades 1 and 2
- BMC Elementary II, grades 3 and 4

The meetings are full of hands-on activities, games, and short problems, which will hopefully establish the positive image of mathematics in the minds of the participants.

**BMC Elementary Age**

BMC Elementary Fall 2024 program is only for students in grades 1-4 in Fall 2024. If your child is in grade 5 and higher, please apply to BMC Upper.

BMC Elementary Spring 2025 program is only for students in grades 1-4 in Spring 2025. If your child is in grade 5 and higher, please apply to BMC Upper.

BMC Elementary Summer 2025 program is only for students in grades 2-5 in Fall 2025. If your child is in grade 6 and higher in Fall 2025, please apply to the BMC Upper Summer Program.

BMC Elementary Fall, Spring, and Summer programs are offered at two levels: Level I (grades 1 & 2) and Level II (grades 3 & 4).

**FALL 2024 ONLINE AND IN-PERSON PROGRAM**

**Dates for Tuesdays:**

- August 27;
- September 3, 10, 17, 24;
- October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
- November 5, 12, 19, 26;
- December 3;

**Dates for Wednesdays:**

- August 28;
- September 4, 11, 18, 25;
- October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
- November 6, 13, 20, 27;
- December 4;

**Schedule for Fall 202****4**

Classes will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5 PM, 6 PM, and 7 PM (All times are given in PST). Tuesday's classes will be held online and in person. Wednesday's classes will be held online.

**Tuition for Fall 202****4**

- $302 ($294 tuition + $8 PayPal fee) for continuing students.
- $338 ($294 tuition + $35 one-time application fee + $9 PayPal fee) for new students.

Financial aid is available.

**Spring 2025 ONLINE AND IN-PERSON PROGRAM**

**Dates for Tuesdays:**

- January 21, 28;
- February 4, 11, 18, 25;
- March 4, 11, 18;
- April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
- May 6;

**Dates for Wednesdays:**

- January 22, 29;
- February 5, 12, 19, 26;
- March 5, 12, 19;
- April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
- May 7;

**Schedule for ****Spring**** 202****5**

Classes will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5 PM, 6 PM, and 7 PM (All times are given in PST). Tuesday's classes will be held online and in person. Wednesday's classes will be held online.

**Tuition for ****Spring**** 202****5**

- $302 ($294 tuition + $8 PayPal fee) for continuing students.
- $338 ($294 tuition + $35 one-time application fee + $9 PayPal fee) for new students.

Financial aid is available.

**NEW STUDENTS ONLY**

If you wish to be on the BMC Elementary waiting list, you must complete the online application (one per student).

We put potential students on our waiting list all year round (no deadline).

Enrollment to BMC Elementary is based on merit and available space. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

We will notify you via email if a student has been accepted into the program. We will request all the additional required forms and documents at that time.

**CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY**

All continuing students will receive instructions regarding the application procedure and the forms in the email.

Please check our website periodically for updates.