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The Mathematics Department encourages learning and use of mathematics as a life-long process. The curriculum includes the important mathematical concepts and processes necessary for students to acquire the knowledge, understanding, and skills to communicate proficiently in mathematics. It is our goal that students develop the mathematical competence and confidence to use mathematics in their personal lives, and in their future studies and careers.

Middle School Mathematics Program

The middle school mathematics program is based on a sequential developmental format. The program’s goal is to develop and maintain skills and concepts needed for higher mathematics while providing opportunities for their application.

High School Mathematics Program

The high school mathematics program follows a sequential format in the first three years. Once a student has completed Algebra II, courses are provided that allow students of all abilities to pursue four years of math. All students will need access to a TI-84+ graphing calculator.

Math Contests

Middle School

  • Delaware County Math Counts Competition Math Olympiads
  • Pennsylvania Mathematics League Contest Algebra
  • Middle School Mathletes

High School

  • Varsity Mathletes
  • Junior Varsity Mathletes
  • American Mathematics Competition (National Math Contest)
  • Pennsylvania Mathematics League Contest Algebra I

Points of Pride

Rigorous Curriculum 

  • +98% of students enroll in 4 or more years of math 
  • AP scores consistently rank above national average
  • Middle School Performance
    • All middle school students take at least Algebra I by 8th grade

Robust Curriculum 

  • Offers challenging opportunities for every student
  • Many courses offered at regular and honors level
  • 3 AP level math courses available
  • Math electives are also offered

Dedicated Faculty

  • Dedicated faculty, many with advanced degrees
  • Project based learning methodologies challenges students at higher order thinking levels
  • Moderators of the following clubs/activities
    • Mathletes, JV Mathletes (HS)
    • Mathletes (MS)
    • Coding Club (HS)

Department Faculty

Mr. Andrew Foreman, Department Chair
Mrs. Michele Forsyth
Mr. Tyler Gaspich
Mrs. Mary Anne Opila
Mrs. Marybeth McKavic
Mr. Jacob Norton
Mr. Matthew Robert Patterson
Mrs. Sharon Valentine

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The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school, commits itself to the education of young women of grades 6 through 12 for responsible living in a global society.

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