Which AoPS Program is Right for Your Student?

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Which AoPS Program is Right for Your Student?

At AoPS, we understand that every student learns a little differently. That’s why we’ve designed our K-12 programs for varied learning preferences, age ranges, difficulty levels and subject matter.

We offer four distinct program offerings for students ages 7-18. To help you choose the one that’s right for your student, we break down their main similarities and differences.

Once you’ve chosen the right program, a placement test or consultation will then ensure your student starts in the right level and class.

Features at a Glance

Program Features
Age
7-13
11+
7+
7+
Difficulty Level
Course Pace
Self-Paced
Accelerated, with a few self-paced options
Moderate to Accelerated
Moderate to Accelerated
Live Instruction?
No, but includes pre-recorded instructor videos
Yes, through an interactive text-based classroom
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Yes, in-person*
*Currently being held via video conference due to COVID-19 precautions.
Yes, via video conference
Cost
$
$$
$$$
$$$
Subjects Offered
Math
Math
CS/Programming
Chemistry
Physics
Math
Language Arts
Physics*
*not available across all campus locations
Math
Language Arts
How to Enroll
Course Length
N/A
12–25 weeks, with additional weekend contest prep courses
36 weeks, with additional options for summer classes
36 weeks (split into two 18-week courses), with additional options for summer classes
Classroom Size
N/A
40-80
10-16
10-16
Average Instructor : Student Ratio
N/A
1:20
Multiple teachers per class
1:13
1:13
Textbooks
Beast Academy
Art of Problem Solving
Beast Academy (Elementary) + Art of Problem Solving (Middle/High School)
Beast Academy (Elementary) + Art of Problem Solving (Middle/High School)
School Schedule
Self-paced offerings
Year-round offerings, with some self-paced options
Academic year offerings
Summer programs
Year-round offerings
Program Features
Age
7-13
11+
Difficulty Level
Course Pace
Self-Paced
Accelerated, with a few self-paced options
Live Instruction?
No, but includes pre-recorded instructor videos
Yes, through an interactive text-based classroom
Cost
$
$$
Subjects Offered
Math
Math
CS/Programming
Chemistry
Physics
How to Enroll
Course Length
N/A
12–25 weeks, with additional weekend contest prep courses
Classroom Size
N/A
40-80
Average Instructor : Student Ratio
N/A
1:20
Multiple teachers per class
Textbooks
Beast Academy
Art of Problem Solving
School Schedule
Self-paced offerings
Year-round offerings, with some self-paced options
Program Features
Age
7+
7+
Difficulty Level
Course Pace
Moderate to Accelerated
Moderate to Accelerated
Live Instruction?
Yes, in-person*
*Currently being held via video conference due to COVID-19 precautions.
Yes, via video conference
Cost
$$$
$$$
Subjects Offered
Math
Language Arts
Physics*
*not available across all campus locations
Math
Language Arts
How to Enroll
Course Length
36 weeks, with additional options for summer classes
36 weeks (split into two 18-week courses), with additional options for summer classes
Classroom Size
10-16
10-16
Average Instructor : Student Ratio
1:13
1:13
Textbooks
Beast Academy (Elementary) + Art of Problem Solving (Middle/High School)
Beast Academy (Elementary) + Art of Problem Solving (Middle/High School)
School Schedule
Academic year offerings
Summer programs
Year-round offerings

Key Similarities

Same curriculum developers

Designed by PhDs from MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and more, all of our engaging curriculum is shaped by a common educational philosophy. Curriculum centers on higher-order reasoning skills and deep conceptual understanding.

Princeton University

Experienced, well-credentialed teachers

Our instructors across all programs were once star students themselves. A veritable “Who’s Who?” in the advanced math community, they teach at AoPS to share their love of the subject with the next generation of intellectual leaders.

Teachers greeting through virtual class

Outstanding peer groups

AoPS programs are designed for high-potential students with a great love of learning, so students across all programs have wonderful classmates (and future friends!) to challenge and engage them.

Happy student friends