Mathematics instruction is offered at each grade level in small classes. In grades one through eight, students have a 60 minute math block five days a week. Students participate in the math class that matches their instructional level, resulting in a mathematics program based on ability, not chronological age.
Students in prekindergarten through seventh grade participate in the Singapore mathematics curriculum. The Singapore mathematics approach focuses on fewer mathematical topics as compared to typical US mathematics programs, but requires deeper understanding of the concepts. Students learn the concepts using a three-step learning process- concrete, pictorial, and abstract. Mathematical problem-solving is an important component of the program. The use of diagrams called "bar-models" allows students to visualize complex word problems and associate meaning to mathematical operations, instead of just memorizing algorithms.