Stratford School Students Qualify For American Mathematics Competition

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Three campuses from Silicon Valley-based educational leader Stratford School have received exceptional honors for their performance on the 2015 American Math Competition 8 examination.

Stratford School's AMC 8 first place winners: Kanav Mittal, Shruthi Sriram, Shreya Garg, Keshav Gurushankar and Venugopal Chillal

Truly, the solid foundation for learning begins within the walls of our preschool classrooms and culminates with an outstanding middle school math program.

Three campuses from Silicon Valley-based educational leader Stratford School have received exceptional honors for their performance on the 2015 American Math Competition (AMC) 8 examination. The AMC 8 is a middle school mathematics examination created to stimulate the development of advanced problem solving skills while promoting positive attitude, enthusiasm, and excitement toward continuing the study of mathematics.

Monisha Gupta, Director of Curriculum and Assessment at Stratford School, commented, "Our students excel in academic competitions every year because of Stratford’s strong foundation. Students feel comfortable in a 21st century learning environment that is enriched in problem solving and critical thinking. Being challenged by rigorous math problems in class everyday is routine to our students!"

The sum of the top three scores ranked Stratford Santa Clara Middle School students in the Honors category. Stratford’s Middle Schools in San Jose and Fremont earned the Merit Certification for having all high-scoring students in 6th grade or above. As a result, these students have qualified for the opportunity to take the AMC 10, a similar examination for 10th graders. Only the highest-scoring students from AMC 8 proceed to take the AMC 10.

“It's rewarding to see our students achieve, many of whom have been with us since their preschool years. Truly, the solid foundation for learning begins within the walls of our preschool classrooms and culminates with an outstanding middle school math program,” expressed Sherry Adams, Stratford School Founder.

The Mathematical Association of America created the American Mathematics Competition over 60 years ago. The MAA is the nation’s largest mathematically focused professional society at the undergraduate level. The main goal of the MAA is to lead students to have high mathematical interest and abilities through education, research, professional development, public policy, and public appreciation.

The American Mathematics Competition encourages and challenges students to continue their future mathematics education beyond the high school level. This approach ties in directly with Stratford School’s goal, to inspire learning that prepares students for success in 21st century careers through a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) education.

About Stratford School
Established in 1999, Stratford School is a leading independent private school founded on the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child. Stratford offers an accelerated curriculum from preschool through eighth grade with an emphasis in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) that incorporates music, physical education, foreign language, and social skills development. Stratford’s goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to competitive high schools and colleges. All students are provided the necessary tools to excel, and are encouraged to participate actively in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities. Visit http://www.stratfordschools.com for more information.

About the American Mathematics Competition 8
The AMC is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics. The exam was created to enhance students’ mathematical problem solving skills. The contest is held annually in November. The contest includes questions that range from easy to extremely difficult, encouraging students to challenge themselves to extend their learning capabilities in mathematics. Visit http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-contests/amc-8 for more information.

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