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Photos: GTA Grads Release the Genius!

June 13, 2017

On June 3, Spirit of Math celebrated the graduation of our Greater Toronto Area students and the contributions of our assistant teachers at a ceremony at the Toronto Board of Trade. As graduates and ATs from Spirit of Math’s Richmond Hill, Willowdale-Cummer, High Park, Markham West, and Mississauga West campuses…

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Support the World Partnership Walk and WIN Blue Jays Tickets!

June 5, 2017

Spirit of Math is taking steps to end global poverty. Led by captain Qaahir Rahemtulla, the Spirit of Math team joined thousands of Canadians in Toronto and across the country to take part in the 2017 World Partnership Walk in Toronto on Sunday, May 28, raising a total of $6,830…

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Spirit of Math Steps Forward to Fight Global Poverty

May 30, 2017

Spirit of Math stepped forward to end global poverty at the 2017 Aga Khan World Partnership Walk in Toronto on Sunday, May 28. Led by captain Qaahir Rahemtulla, the Spirit of Math team joined thousands of Canadians across the country to take part in the walk, raising a total of…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Team Canada!

May 23, 2017

The final round is now over and we are proud to announce Spirit of Math’s TOP 12 who will represent Team Canada in Beijing on August 12, 2017. Those representing Team Canada will be given additional training in preparation for Beijing for the 2017 World Mathematical Olympiad, where Spirit of Math…

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See Who Made Team Canada’s Finalist Lists

May 9, 2017

The countdown begins to see who on our WMO 2017 Team Canada Finalist Lists will make it to Team Canada’s final 12! As two intense preliminary rounds have wrapped up, we have finalized our list of the top 10% of the more than 750 students who registered for the competition in Beijing,…

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Spirit of Math to Represent Canada at 2017 WMO

April 7, 2017

Spirit of Math Schools will be Releasing the Genius at the 2017 World Mathematical Olympiad in Beijing, China on August 12. Last year, Spirit of Math students representing Canada enjoyed the experience of a lifetime as they traveled to Seoul, South Korea, to compete in the high-energy WMO international competition, where…

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Lahore Report: March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

Spirit of Math Pakistan (SoMP) is getting closer and closer to opening the doors to its campus in Lahore, Pakistan. Over the past few weeks, SoM CEO and Co-founder Kim Langen and her team have been busy in Lahore in preparation of opening various campuses throughout the Pakistani city; hiring…

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Spirit of Math Cuts the Ribbon on New Don Mills Campus

February 21, 2017

Toronto – When Don Mills principal and campus owner Kaynan Anshur joined the Spirit of Math Schools (SoM) family 13 years ago, a total of roughly 400 students were scattered throughout the program’s campuses. Now, he’s seen the program grow to include more than 7,500 students in campuses across North America. Anshur…

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Come See our New Custom-Built Don Mills Campus

February 14, 2017

Toronto, ON – Since 2007, our Don Mills campus at Spirit of Math Schools has grown from a small class of seven students to more than 380 high-performing young minds. Our growth has led to the need for a dedicated space for our very own custom-built facility and we are…

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Grades 1-4, Are you ready for a challenge?

January 24, 2017

When Maki, Sammy and John work together they can paint one house in three hours. How long would it take them to paint 9 houses? If you know the answer, you’ve got what it takes to compete in a Spirit of Math contest! Open to students in Grades 1 to…

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Grade 6s, are you ready for the UTS Prep Day?

January 6, 2017

Grade 6s, are you ready for the University of Toronto Schools (UTS) Prep Day at Spirit of Math? It is being held this coming Friday, January 13 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Each year, Spirit of Math holds a math and interview skills preparatory day for grade 6 Spirit of…

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Holiday Spirit Starts Right Here!

December 2, 2016

It’s that time of the year. Time to be a part of a child’s life and help make their dreams come true! At Spirit of Math we believe in making a difference in the community, that’s why we are holding this holiday toy drive. Campuses across Canada and the United…

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Turkey Giveaway

December 15, 2016

This weekend, Spirit of Math is partnering with Freeman Real Estate to give away 500 turkeys. For decades, Honest Ed’s has been giving away turkeys to those in need, and with the famed store going out of business, Spirit of Math and Freeman Real Estate saw this as the perfect…

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Kim Attends College Night as Guest of Honour

November 30, 2016

While on her trip to Lahore, Pakistan, Kim was invited as the Guest of Honour to the much-anticipated College Night opening ceremony at The City School Paragon Campus. The City School, one of the largest private networks in South East Asia, has an incredible reputation and has long been a…

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Innovation Challenge – Final presentations on November 25th

November 3, 2016

Spirit of Math is excited to announce that over 29 teams registered to take on our challenge at this year’s International Innovation Challenge and out of these teams we have chosen Pied Piper from Carnegie Mellon University, Australia to represent us at the finals on November 25th! The competition focuses…

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Bring a Buddy is here!

October 31, 2016

“Bring a Buddy is here! Students are welcome to bring a buddy along for a fun filled day of math challenges  activities and more! Invitations will be distributed in class. Check out the dates below to see when you can bring a friend! Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10: October 29 –…

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Catch Kim Langen on ATN

October 27, 2016

Our CEO Kim Langen spoke with Asian Television Network about the importance of mathematics in the lives of children and how Spirit of Math prepares students for their futures. Instead of waiting for your child to display problems, give them the edge they need to be self-sufficient. Watch the entire…

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Annual Spirit of Math Conference 2016

September 29, 2016

Our Head Office and the Delta Hotel Toronto played host to our annual Spirit of Math conference on September 22nd and 23rd. Teacher, campus personnel, and head office across Canada, the USA, and Pakistan were in attendance alongside our Co-Founder, Charles Ledger. Guest speakers Maria Keller (Learning Specialist from EY),…

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International Innovation Challenge 2016!

September 22, 2016

Spirit of Math school is pleased to announce our involvement and sponsorship in the International Innovation Challenge 2016! The competition focuses on the exciting area of customer analytics, and is being organized and hosted by the Smith School of Business in collaboration with Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics. According to…

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Making the Profit 500 List

September 22, 2016

It’s official! For the third year in a row, Spirit of Math Schools has been recognized by the PROFIT 500 Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2016. It’s an honour to have placed 318th on this list, being among some of the most profitable start-ups and entrepreneurs in the country. Profitguide.com (http://www.profitguide.com/manage-grow/success-stories/2016-profit-500-facts-about-canadas-fastest-growing-companies-107201),…

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Spirit of Math Opens Two New Permanent Campuses

September 15, 2016

Spirit of Math Schools is pleased to announce the opening of two new permanent campuses located at Markham West and in North Toronto (Leaside campus). Both the campuses, consists of 4 bright, airy classrooms that is home to six teachers. Markham West serves to more than 300 high-achieving students from…

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Spirit of Math Students Compete at World Mathematical Olympiad.

August 14, 2016

On August 13 in Seoul, South Korea, five bright students participated in an international math competition for the first time. The WMO is an internationally-recognized competition attended by elementary and middle school students from countries all around the world. The objective of this competition is to promote international friendship and…

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Celebrating 10 Years!

June 30, 2016

This year the Richmond Hill, Markham West, and Mississauga West campuses are celebrating their 10-year anniversaries! It is hard to believe it’s been ten years already, and it’s been wonderful to watch the students grow throughout that time. Looking back on the last ten years, it’s amazing to see students…

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End of Another Year!

June 30, 2016

Another year at Spirit of Math has come to an end amidst a flurry of celebration and pride! Spirit of Math campuses throughout Canada held end-of-year celebrations this week where excited students participated in team rallies, answered math questions, and took part in the recognition ceremony. US Campuses held their ceremonies…

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Kindergarten Graduation

June 27, 2016

Spirit of Math’s Kindergarten class was a great success! Eleven eager youngsters joined our class, which started in January of this year, to experience many new ideas while having fun with like-minded peers. Within each one-hour class, the students practiced a number of skills with new drills and also had…

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Take a Suitcase, Change a Life. Giving Back Adds Up! 

June 28, 2016

Spirit of Math believes in giving back to the community. Travelling is a great way to stray from the beaten path and find the friendly faces of small communities in need. Spirit of Math would encourage everyone to take the first step to help others when you travel next. On…

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World Partnership Walk!

June 15, 2016

Spirit of Math had a great time at the Aga Khan Foundation’s World Partnership Walk this year! On Sunday May 29th, over 100 SMS teachers, parents, students, families and staff came out to walk the streets of downtown Toronto and raise money to end global poverty. World Partnership Walk events…

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Spirit of Math Visits China

April 1, 2016

This March, Spirit of Math CEO and co-founder Kim Langen had the opportunity to present a keynote speech to over 300 Chinese principals and teachers at the 21st Century Education Forum in Beijing and Nanjing. Spirit of Math Schools came to the 21st Century Research Institute’s attention when our students…

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Spirit of Math Walks to End Global Poverty!

May 29, 2016

At the end of May, a team of Spirit of Math teachers, campus directors, staff and students took part in the Aga Khan World Partnership Walk! It was a beautiful day for the walk and we had an amazing turnout across the country – the Spirit of Math team was the largest…

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Kindergarten Classes a Great Success!

May 23, 2016

This year we have been teaching a brand new kindergarten class for SK students at our Head Office. Eleven bright kindergarteners have been completing drills, working in groups, and learning problem-solving skills all year. We are pleased to announce that we will be continuing our Kindergarten program for the 2016/17…

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Summer Camp Registration in Full Swing

May 26, 2016

Spirit of Math is working with several partners to offer a variety of full-day camps this August designed for both SMS and non-SMS students alike! In the morning sessions, students will delve into Spirit of Math content that includes problem solving, graphing, patterning, probability, transformations, contest preparation, and more! Afternoon…

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Spirit of Math Moves to New Head Office

November 2, 2015

In end of October 2015, the Spirit of Math Head Office moved to its new home at 101-1446 Don Mills Road! Our new, spacious location just south of York Mills Road is our base of operations. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Stop by and…

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New Campuses Opening in North Texas

May 12, 2016

Spirit of Math is expanding throughout Texas! We are pleased to announce the opening of two new campuses in addition to our Plano location: Carrollton and Frisco! 2016/17 registration for all three Texas campuses is now open for students in grades K to 8!

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Open Houses Scheduled for 2016-17 School Year

May 23, 2016

Interested in learning more about Spirit of Math? Come to one of our open houses. You can meet the campus director, have a campus tour, and discover our unique program! Contact a nearby campus to RSVP, or just drop in with your children. You can also arrange a visit or…

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The Grade 5 Refresher Camp Isn’t Just for Grade 5s!

May 12, 2016

The Grade 5 Refresher Camp provides an essential review of foundational concepts initially taught in grade 5, but which are fundamental necessities for students studying our grade 6, 7, or 8 programs. Whether you are new to Spirit of Math or just want to review for next year, the Grade…

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Vancouver Campus Expansion

April 22, 2016

Spirit of Math will be opening our second campus in Vancouver for the 2016/17 school year! Located in West Vancouver, our new campus will hold classes Monday and Thursday, while the current Kitsilano campus will hold classes Wednesday and Sunday. We have also established our Western Canada Headquarters in Vancouver…

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Winnipeg School Division Graduates Second Cohort

May 30, 2016

For the past three years, Spirit of Math® teachers have been working with the Winnipeg School Division to assist their teachers with mathematics instruction. We have also been working with the University of Winnipeg to offer post-baccalaureate credits in mathematics and pedagogy for the course. Teachers complete a variety of…

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Spot Spirit of Math on the TTC!

April 19, 2016

Did you see one of our problems on the TTC? Get stumped trying to solve it? Look no further we have the full solutions here for you! Challenge – see if you can spot them all on the TTC and send us your pictures on Twitter @spiritofmath.  

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